Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wideout Mike Evans Calls LeBron James Best Athlete of All Time

Robert Marvi
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Since the ESPN documentary “The Last Dance” started airing last month, many athletes, past and present, have chimed in on whether they think Michael Jordan or LeBron James is a better basketball player.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans tweeted some very high praise for the Los Angeles Lakers superstar.


James is not only regarded as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, player in NBA history, but also one of its greatest physical specimens ever.

At 6-foot-9 and 250 pounds, the Akron, Ohio native is built like a tank. He possesses incredible strength that he uses to either bulldoze his way to the basket or to overpower opponents by playing “bully ball.”

But it is James’ elite speed and quickness that truly make him a one-of-a-kind athlete. Perhaps only Wilt Chamberlain possessed the same combination of that type of strength and speed while also being nimble.

It allowed James to also letter in varsity football while in high school and earn the attention of Urban Meyer, who was then a wide receiver coach at the University of Notre Dame. Meyer attempted to recruit James to play football there and put his basketball career on the back-burner.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.