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Warriors’ Andre Iguodala says you’ve got to respect Lakers’ LeBron James for ‘living up to expectations and exceeding expectations’

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Golden State Warriors veteran small forward Andre Iguodala says you’ve got to respect Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James for “living up to expectations and exceeding expectations from a high school kid.”

James has been in the national spotlight since high school. The Lakers star has never been in trouble with the law, is a great family man, has done a bevy of charitable donations and is arguably the second-greatest basketball player of all-time.

Iguodala says it’s crazy that James has exceeded the expectations which were placed on his shoulders as a 16-year-old.

“You got to respect what he’s done throughout his whole career,” Iggy said on ESPN’s First Take, via Josh Schrock of NBC Sports Bay Area. “Talk about living up to expectations and exceeding expectations from a high school kid. That’s just an amazing achievement in itself. He was deemed the second-greatest basketball player of all time in high school. How many of those guys fizzle out?”

James has won three championships, two with the Miami Heat and one with his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. The King is a three-time Finals MVP, four-time regular season MVP and passed his childhood idol — Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan — on the NBA’s all-time scoring list this past season.

The Lakers are expected to be a championship contender in 2019-20 after acquiring Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans. James and Davis are two of the best players in all of basketball. It’s going to be fun to watch them play together in Los Angeles.