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Talen Horton-Tucker On Being Able To Learn From LeBron James: "I Look At It Like, ‘Bron Isn’t Telling Any Other 20-Year-Old In The World This Right Now. So I’m Getting Something That Nobody Else Is Getting."

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Credit: USATSI

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LeBron James is the best player in the NBA right now. His dominance has been consistent throughout his career, and James has shown to be one of the greatest players the world has ever seen. There are plenty of players arround the league who would love to play with LeBron James: that is shown by his ability to recruit other stars to paly with him wherever he goes. LeBron James is one of the greatest minds in basketball, and it would be amazing to play with him just to absorb his knowledge of the game.

One of the people who loves being a teammate to LeBron James is the Lakers' young prospect, Talen Horton-Tucker. Talen Horton-Tucker was featured in an article by Lakers' reporter Mike Trudell:

MT: Does it feel like a cheat code sometimes getting to learn directly from LeBron, in his 18th season, still playing at an MVP level, with all that accumulated knowledge?

THT: (laughs) Yeah it’s happened a few times! Just being around ‘Bron and learning how to make certain reads that everybody doesn’t make, I look at it like, ‘Bron isn’t telling any other 20-year-old in the world this right now. So I’m getting something that nobody else is getting. That’s huge. And that goes with AD, KCP, too, and last year with Rondo, learning how he ran a team and especially when he started to shoot the ball a lot more in the playoffs, I was really happy for that.

Talen Horton-Tucker obviously appreciates the exclusive ability to learn from one of the greatest of all time in LeBron James. Learning LeBron James' feel for the game is easier said than done, but hopefully throughout the season, Horton-Tucker gets to develop his own skillset and ability to read the game on a higher level. Talen Horton-Tucker has all the tools to succeed, and hopefully being unde LeBron James' tutelage will help unlock his full potential.