While it's understandable for any professional ball player to downplay the skills of their opponent, there's just no downplaying the attributes of LeBron James.
After the Clippers' Thursday morning practice, guard Lou Williams had some high praise for The King.
Not only did he say that LBJ was the greatest player in the NBA, he said that he was the best basketball player in the world.
And no matter how much of a LeBron hater you may be, you can't really dispute that. The numbers that he's putting up, in his age 33 season no less, show absolutely no signs of regression from the 15-year veteran.
#Clippers' Lou Williams then added on #Cavs LeBron James - 'You've got to focus on the head of the snake. You understand LeBron is that, and if you do the best job you can on LeBron, I think you always give yourself an opportunity to win a game against any team that he has.'— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) March 8, 2018
That's nothing to scoff about, especially coming from Williams. A 12-year veteran himself, he's been around the league long enough to know what generational talent looks like.
When real recognizes real, you better listen.