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LeBron James as Jake Paul’s next challenger? The YouTube star responds to the idea

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YouTube star Jake Paul just delivered a vicious knockout punch to put Nate Robinson to sleep on Saturday. It seemed like an easy night for the 23-year old, handling the former NBA player before sending him down to canvas.

Asked whether he would take on Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James in the ring, Paul clearly wasn’t having it and laughing off the thought. Based on his response, the internet personality doesn’t want anything to do with The King in the ring.

Paul has, at times, drawn attention for the not so right reasons. Nonetheless, the Cleveland, Ohio native is smart enough to know that he probably can’t handle Cleveland’s favorite son, a 6-foot-8, 250-lb. freak athlete like LeBron James.

That’s certainly a far cry from the man he said good night to on Saturday. Nate Robinson stands at just 5-foot-9 and weighs just about 180 lbs. Thus, the 6-foot-1 certainly had the advantage in terms of height and reach. Still, Paul also had prior experience in the ring, having won his professional debut earlier this year in addition to his previous exhibition bouts beforehand.

Meanwhile, Nate Rob only made his first in-ring appearance with this fight. Many NBA players were rooting for their fellow hooper and counting on Robinson to put the internet star in his place on Saturday night. Unfortunately, things did not go too well for the three-time Slam Dunk champion. With his performance against Paul, it seems unlikely that we’ll see Robinson fighting in the ring again.

As for Jake Paul, he will likely have more boxing matches in the future. Just don’t count on him agreeing to a fight with LeBron James. Nonetheless, The King won’t even entertain that idea in the first place.