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Christian Pulisic: LeBron James has always been a big inspiration

Christian Pulisic: LeBron James has always been a big inspiration
From ESPN - January 11, 2018

MARBELLA, Spain -- Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic has told ESPN that NBA superstar LeBron James is one of his biggest sporting inspirations, while also discussing his own dunking skills.

Pulisic, 19, revealed his admiration for the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar, who is known to be a big football fan and offered to turn out for Liverpool in 2016.

"LeBron James has always been a big inspiration of mine," Pulisic said in an exclusive interview with ESPN's Raphael Honigstein at the Bundesliga side's winter training camp in Marbella. "I am a big fan -- I just love to watch him and I obviously support wherever he is."

The United States international,who grew up in Pennsylvania before making the move to Germany, also admitted that his general love of the NBA leads him to take an interest in a number of teams.

"I also like my hometown team, the [Philadelphia] 76ers," he said. "I like to follow a lot of different teams and different players -- I just really like the sport."

In addition to his standout performances for Dortmund on the football pitch, in recent weeks Pulisic has also proved that his talents extend to the basketball court.

Despite standing at under 6 feet tall, the midfielder impressed some of his club teammates, including striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, by displaying his dunking skills in a video posted to his official Instagram account.

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