LeBron James is giving Lonzo Ball props for breaking one in all his data, and will see him doing rather more harm within the league.

“Congratulations to him,” James mentioned Monday after the Los Angeles Lakers rookie grew to become the youngest participant in NBA historical past to file a triple-double Saturday when he hung 19 factors, 13 dimes, and 12 rebounds on the Milwaukee Bucks.

At 20 years and 15 days previous, Ball claimed the file beforehand held by James, who achieved the feat in 2004-05 when he was 20 years and 20 days previous.

James, 32, has since damaged many extra data, claimed loads of , and assured himself a spot within the Corridor of Fame. He sees potential in Ball to turn into one of many recreation’s prime gamers, too.

“I believe he’ll be a very, actually good level guard in our league, in all probability a terrific level guard if he continues to work on his craft, which it looks like he does,” the Cleveland Cavaliers icon mentioned. “They received an excellent one.”

James has thrown help behind the No. 2 choose previously, attending his summer time league video games and wishing the “younger king” a cheerful birthday just a few weeks in the past.

Ball appreciates the love, particularly coming from the particular person he grew up idolizing.

“It is motivation,” Ball mentioned of James’ feedback, as quoted by ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk. “Personally, LeBron, if he says that it is like an honor. So I am gonna work and maintain attempting to get higher every single day.”

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