NBA Rookie Bennedict Mathurin Calls Out LeBron James ‘He’s Going To Have To Show Me He’s Better Than Me’

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  • 20-year-old Bennedict Mathurin was drafted sixth overall by the Pacers on Thursday night.
  • In an interview with the Washington Post, Mathurin called out LeBron James.
  • Fans mocked Mathurin over his call out.

20-year-old Bennedict Mathurin has only been an NBA player for a few days, and he’s already calling out LeBron James.

In a profile for the Washington Post, Mathurin, who was drafted sixth overall by the Indiana Pacers, told NBA reporter Ben Golliver that he looks forward to challenging LeBron in his rookie season.

Via Ben Golliver Washington Post

Before slipping off to his hotel room to make his final preparations for the draft, Mathurin said that there was one test, maybe the biggest of all, that he was particularly looking forward as a rookie: His first game against Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James.

“A lot of people say he’s great,” Mathurin said. “I want to see how great he is. I don’t think anybody is better than me. He’s going to have to show me he’s better than me.

Fans had hilarious reactions to the young rookie already going at LeBron’s neck.

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