Gilbert Arenas: “LeBron will be Top 3 all-time w/o ever tapping into his full ability”

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Ex-NBA star guard Gilbert Arenas, who last played professionally in China for the Shanghai Sharks in 2013, and former NFL tight end, who played for the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens, Shannon Sharpe discuss the Los Angeles Lakers star forward and reigning NBA Finals MVP LeBron James’s sustained greatness and impact on the league.

Arenas knew that James would be the player he is today very early on in his career: “In 2004 or 2005, I said: ‘LeBron is gonna go down as Top 3, 4 greatest of all time without ever having to tap into his real ability. Because he doesn’t have to. That’s how dominant this man is,'” says Arenas.

The three-time NBA All-Star goes on to tell Shannon a story about playing cards with LeBron and what he noticed about the way the King’s mind works.

James is coming off of his fourth title and at age 35 last season, averaged 25.3 points, a league-high 10.2 assists, 7.8 rebounds, and 1.2 steals while shooting at 49.3 percent from the field.