Video: Ric Flair Emphatically Introduces Lakers, Proclaims LeBron James Best Athlete in World

Robert Marvi
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On Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Lakers hosted the surging New Orleans Pelicans in a star-studded matchup.

One of those stars may not have played a single minute in the NBA, but he gave the pregame introductions a little extra flash.

Ric Flair is considered by many to be the greatest professional wrestler of all time. After a long career that included stints with both the WWE and WCW, he retired but has stuck around the sport.

Tonight’s game is also notable due to the Lakers debut of Markieff Morris. A 6-foot-8, 245-pound forward who was waived by the Detroit Pistons last week, Morris scored his first points with the Lakers on a slam dunk.

After tonight’s game, the Purple and Gold will embark on a three-game road trip, which will conclude with a rematch against the Pelicans on Sunday.

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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.