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Warriors coach Steve Kerr calls Lakers’ LeBron James ‘the best athlete to ever walk this planet’

LeBron James, Steve Kerr

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has seen enough of Los Angeles Lakers superstar small forward LeBron James to make bold claims about James’ basketball skills and freakish athleticism.

Despite being in year 17 of his career and having so many miles on his body, James is still dominating the game and looks like the best player once again now that he’s healthy.

After the Lakers defeated the Warriors on Wednesday at Staples Center, Kerr called LeBron “the best athlete to ever walk this planet.”

It’s hard to disagree with Kerr on this one. LeBron is 6-foot-8 and 250 pounds. We will never see any basketball player — maybe any athlete in general — built like The King ever again. He had to be made in a lab somewhere because the things LeBron does on a nightly basis are just out of this world.

On the season for the Lakers, James is averaging 23.9 points, 8.0 rebounds and 11.1 assists per game. The four-time MVP and three-time champion is shooting 47.6 percent from the field, 30.4 percent from beyond the arc and 68.6 percent from the free-throw line.

The Lakers are 9-2. LeBron and Anthony Davis are on a mission to deliver banner No. 17 to the Purple and Gold franchise this season.

James looks fresher than usual since he missed the playoffs last season. That spells trouble for the entire league.