Celtics’ Kemba Walker Hails LeBron James for Handling ‘So Much Pressure’

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LeBron James is a man who continues to inspire through his hard work and success. The special part about the four-time MVP is that even his fierce competitors look up to him, respecting the legacy he’s created over the years! 

King James is now in year 18 in the NBA. Though a lot of players have crossed this milestone in the past, only a handful have even come close to averaging the numbers LeBron is posting now. Years are flying by, but LBJ is continuing to dominate by adapting his game.

Jan 25, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) celebrates in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Great players often stand out from the pack. LeBron James established that he’s a special talent right from his rookie year, and the reputation hasn’t faded a bit. 

Kemba Walker recognized the reputation of LeBron James

Anthony Davis recently expressed how LeBron James has been a terrific teammate for the past one and a half years, and the importance of balancing one’s varying lifestyles as an athlete.

NBA athletes play 82 games during a normal regular-season and the playoffs add more workload to their ever working bodies. LeBron’s been tirelessly excelling at his duties since 2003, and Boston Celtics’ Kemba Walker recently showered the Lakers forward with words of praise. 

Jan 17, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) drives to the basket against the New York Knicks in the second quarter at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

“There’s so much pressure on that man, and he always comes through … he’s someone everyone looks up to, and wants to be like. He’s a special talent,” Walker told ESPN’s Tim Bontemps.

LeBron has garnered the admiration of other colleagues besides Kemba, who was winless in his career against the four-time champion until last year. The Celtics guard broke a miserable 0-28 losing streak against James with a win against him in January 2020

Another great example of LeBron’s longevity can be observed when one compares his history of injuries with that of Kemba’s. The latter has often found himself sidelined with recurring issues, and an athlete’s durability is of utmost significance in a league like the NBA. 

As for the current season, LeBron James and Kemba Walker will face each other for the first time on January 30 at the TD Garden. The Lakers take on the Celtics in their first-ever meeting in 2021. Who do you think will come out on top?

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