Before the Sacramento Kings drafted Ben McLemore, NBA superstar LeBron James said this about the Kansas shooting guard:
They sleeping on Ben McLemore. Just watch
Fifteen minutes later or so, Ben McLemore was drafted by the Sacramento Kings, which apparently excited the 2012-13 NBA MVP:
Mike Malone and Chris Jent will be perfect for Ben McLemore. Love those 2 guys in Cleveland
Of course, LeBron might be a bit biased towards Malone and Jent considering both were coaches in Cleveland during his tenure as a Cavalier, but either way – pretty nice to have King James on your side, eh?
Why James had an eye for McLemore isn’t really known. Are the two friends? Is Lebron just a fan of McLemore’s game? Is there something else?! We’ll find out sooner or later, but either way, general manager LeBron James approves of what the new Sacramento Kings front office and ownership are doing.
McLemore’s slipping in the draft was rumored, though, few expected him to fall more than a spot or two from his projected top two status. Whatever the case, you wont find many King fans (or the King) unhappy with the pick.