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"I've been looking up to him since I was a baby" - The 2022 NBA Draft Class unanimously select their favorite player in the NBA

Most of these prospects grew up in the 2010s when one player reigned supreme.
The 2022 NBA Draft Class unanimously select their favorite player in the NBA

Prospects like Chet Holmgren, Mark Williams, Tari Eason, and Kendall Brown, among others, unanimously picked LeBron as their favorite player in the NBA

The 2022 NBA Draft Class was asked the age-old question: Who is your favorite NBA player? And it's not much of a shocker that they unanimously selected the player whom many believe is the Greatest of All Time.

The King

Prospects like Chet Holmgren, Mark Williams, Tari Eason, and Kendall Brown, among others, unanimously picked LeBron James as their favorite player in the NBA. This is not much of a shock since these prospects probably started playing basketball seriously around the 2010s. This was the time when James was in his prime.

That was the time when James started his incredible NBA Finals streak. Specifically, from 2011 to 2018, James made eight straight trips to the NBA Finals — while donning the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers jerseys. He won three titles in that span, including that legendary 3-1 comeback against the 73-win Golden State Warriors squad. Duke product Mark Williams is simply in awe of James' dominance then and up until now.

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"Just seeing him dominate, and still dominate now is pretty cool," Williams said.

Williams couldn't contain himself at the possibility of matching up against James himself.

Keeping his tabs on the youngins

MarJon Beauchamp of the G League Ignite shared an interesting story about meeting the King himself. Like most of his colleagues, he's been watching James since he was a young stud. Beauchamp was shocked that James actually knew him.

"I actually met him at the All-Star game. He already knew me. It was pretty crazy because I've been looking up to him since I was a baby," MarJon Beauchamp said.

Diehard fans of James know that he's a basketball fiend. He doesn't just keep his tabs open on his current opponents. He also watches a lot of college ball and even some high school ball. When Talen Horton-Tucker was in high school, James already saw his potential and kept a close eye on him. Fast forward to a few years later, THT became a member of the Lakers, where James took him under his wing.

This doesn't mean James will put on his general manager hat and start trading for prospects like Beauchamp. It only means that the four-time NBA champion is on the lookout for the brightest talents out there. For upcoming prospects, this means that you have to play your best at all times.

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