Jake Paul continues to make waves in the boxing world. After a successful pro-boxing debut against fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib, Jake Paul took on former NBA player Nate Robinson in an exhibition fight. Paul knocked out Nate Robinson with a decisive blow. However, there are some basketball players that Paul just refuses to fight, and rightly so.
Jake Paul has been on a tear with regards to celebrity boxing. After beating Nate Robinson, Paul decided to call out MMA superstar Conor McGregor, challenging him to a boxing match.
But there is one crossover athlete that even Jake Paul doesn’t want to step into the ring with. Paul spoke to Josiah Johnson before the fight. When asked about whether Paul would want to step into the ring with NBA and Lakers superstar LeBron James, Paul immediately said that he would not want to walk into the ring with ‘The King’ because he’s just too big for him.
Paul said, “F**k no! He’s too big for me.”
It’s understandable that Paul wouldn’t want to step into the ring with LeBron James. James stands at 6’9, 260 pounds, and is one of the most freakishly athletic players in the history of the NBA. James is an absolute freak of nature, moving at speeds that no man of his size should physically be able to.
While James has never stepped into the ring, he is no stranger to a fight. NBA fans will remember the time he and Joakim Noah got into a massive brawl on the court when Bron was with Cleveland.
It is an interesting approach from Paul to try and deny fighting against LeBron James and challenging trained fighter Conor McGregor. While McGregor is not as big as LeBron James, he is still a trained fighter and a lethal striker.
It will be interesting to see if LeBron James ever chooses to step into the ring. It is a lucrative opportunity for an athlete, especially for someone of his crossover appeal.
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