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LeBron James Explains Why He Relates to Kendrick Lamar’s Music [VIDEO]

If you caught Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference First Round playoff series between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Indiana Pacers, then you saw one amazing comeback.

After being down 25 points at the half, LeBron James and company ended up winning the game and staging the biggest comeback in NBA playoff history. On top of that, James passed Kobe Bryant for the third position on the all-time post season scoring list, so it was a historic night all around for the Ohio native.

But according to the NBA star, Kendrick Lamar is making history as well, and after the game he was asked about the new Damn. album that everybody’s flipping over.

“I haven’t stopped listening to it since he sent it to me. I don’t know if it was last week or not, before it came out,” said the forward and occasional point-guard.

James then explained why he loves Kendrick’s music so much.

“The guy’s an unbelievable talent,” he said. “His wordplay and his lyrics is unbelievable, and it hit home for me at times, because I was a kid that grew up in the inner-city and his story of, you know, the notion of, you either play basketball or sell drugs, that’s it … You know, you become a statistic and as an African American kid growing up in the inner city, there’s no, they don’t believe that you can get out and become something. So that’s why I’m able to relate to a lot of his lyrics and relate to a lot of his stories. Like I said, he’s an unbelievable artist, unbelievable person.”

You can watch James speak on the TDE artist above.

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