Who’s LeBron James’ favorite player between Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo?

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, the 20-time All-Star and the leading points scorer of NBA, is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players to ever exist.

Recently, LeBron chimed in on the GOAT debate in soccer, between Cristiano Ronaldo, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, and Lionel Messi, the eight-time winner of the prestigious Ballon d’Or award.

LeBron James’ favorite soccer player revealed

There is a saying that “Greatness recognizes greatness,” and it’s true. LeBron James is one of those players who always expresses his thoughts on players in the game of basketball, as well as in other sports he takes a keen interest in.

King James recently spoke about the soccer legend Cristiano Ronaldo, stating that he admires the Al-Nassr FC forward and considers him a legend. James has consistently praised the soccer superstar’s work ethic and mental strength.

LeBron James and Cristiano Ronaldo follow each other on Instagram and often interact in the comment section and Instagram stories. One such interaction occurred recently on February 5, as it was the birthday of the Portuguese superstar.

LeBron James once had a wholesome birthday interaction with Cristiano Ronaldo

LeBron James’ bond with Cristiano Ronaldo is evident in the comment section of their Instagram handles, as well as their media interviews, as both superstars are extremely respectful and admiring of each other.

On February 5, which happens to be his birthday, Cristiano Ronaldo posted an image, captioning, ‘Happy birthday to me’ to which the 4-time NBA Champion replied, ‘Happy Birthday living legend.’ Ronaldo then further replied to King James’ birthday wish and wrote, Thank You Brother.’

The Lakers Superstar also praised the Argentine soccer superstar Lionel Messi recently and said, “It takes an unparalleled dedication, work ethic, and talent to achieve what Messi has, and I have nothing but respect and admiration for him. I’m wishing all the best to him.”

King James, being one of the greatest athletes ever, always has positive words for other sporting legends, as he understands the amount of dedication and hard work required to become a world-class athlete. As for James’ current situation in the NBA, he is on the verge of leading the Los Angeles Lakers to the NBA playoffs yet again.

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