Benoit Mathurin he certainly had one of the most important days of his life last Thursday. The guard, after all, achieved his dream of becoming an NBA player after being the sixth pick of the Disorganized This year. However, during this unforgettable night, he had time to create controversy. Indiana Pacers rookie simply challenged james lebron prove that you are better than him.
“A lot of people say that LeBron, first and foremost, is one of the greats in basketball. So I want to see how or if he’s that good. I don’t believe, in sum, that he’s better than me. C That’s why he will have to show that he is really better than me.” The statement sounded above all like a challenge to the star of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Canadian of Haitian origin, the rookie arrived in the NBA after averaging 17.7 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists last season in the NCAA. James, on the other hand, needs no introduction as one of the greatest athletes in league history. The winger also made history during the last campaign, recording 30.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 6.2 assists at 37 years old.
Mathurin, like any other youngster, arrives in the NBA inspired by sports idols. From the rant about being better than LeBron, however, you can tell the Pacers rookie isn’t a big fan of the ace. There are other names that have helped pave the way for the point guard in professional basketball. And the biggest is definitely someone you can’t imagine.
“I’m really excited to face Luguentz Dort because we grew up in the same neighborhood. I usually call him the big brother, but now I want to show you who the big brother is. Also, I can’t wait to face players who helped shape my game. i watched a lot of things Jimmy Butler and Jaylen Brownfor example,” said the young goalscorer.
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