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Lil Wayne declares himself the LeBron James of rap music

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LeBron James, Lil Wayne. (Shutterstock/Ted Alexander Somerville/Kathy Hutchins)

Lil Wayne has declared himself the LeBron James of rap music.

“I would say that I’m like a LeBron,” Wayne said in a recent interview with Bleacher Report when asked which NBA player he most likens himself to.

The "A Milli" rapper explained that chose James because he sees similarities between the longevity of his and the Los Angeles Lakers star's respective careers.

James, the NBA's record points scorer, began his professional basketball career in 2003 and is still going strong over two decades later.

Similarly, Wayne released his debut solo album "The Block is Hot" in 1999 at age 17 and is still releasing music today.

"I’ve been doing this at this pace of higher ever since, just like him," Wayne told Bleacher Report.

Weezy continued: “You remember Tom Brady, it was every year, even though he was winning the Super Bowl and all that, it still was, ‘Is this the year he’s gonna retire?’ We don’t even say that about LeBron, we don’t want you to retire."

“That’s how I feel when people ask when 'Tha Carter VI' coming out. Like, “God damn it, that’s six of ’em. And they still want it?" he said.

During an appearance on "All the Smoke" earlier this year, Wayne said that he considers James the greatest NBA player of all time, ahead of Michael Jordan.

Wayne said he regards James ahead of Jordan because James has won NBA championships with three different teams, as opposed to Jordan, who won six with the Chicago Bulls.

"He ain’t got six, but he done it with three different teams," Wayne said. "And not on one of those muthafuckin’ teams did he play role two. That right there is what tipped him over the Jordan scale for me.”


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