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LeBron James on his favourite footballers: "I love Cristiano Ronaldo"

The LA Lakers star responded to questions from fans via his Instagram live feed with the 35-year-old name checking his beloved Liverpool among others.

LeBron James on his favourite footballers: "I love Cristiano Ronaldo"

With the world of sports on lockdown due to the global Covid-19 virus pandemic, LA Lakers star LeBron James has spent time engaging with his 61million followers via Instagram live. The 35-year-old hosted a Q&A session on the social media platform and was asked to list his favourite football (soccer) players.

"Favourite soccer player? I've got a few of them, a few great soccer players," he said. "First off, every player on Liverpool. Straight up, every player on Liverpool.

"(Kylian) Mbappe, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, those guys are legends, man.... I love those guys. I love Cristiano Ronaldo. I love Neymar, love Mbappe. Those are a few of them.

He then added after a prompt: "Messi, yeah, for sure. Messi, legend. Zlatan? His crazy ass. He's crazy, but he damn good, though."

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