LeBron James Says Chris Duarte Is 'Beyond His Years' After Lakers Beat Pacers in OT

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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James showered praise on Indiana Pacers rookie guard Chris Duarte following L.A.'s 124-116 overtime win over Indiana on...
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James called Duarte a player "beyond his years" when asked about his performance after the game (beginning at the 6:20 mark):

LeBron also said that when the Lakers worked Duarte out before the 2021 NBA draft, he "didn't miss a shot." Among the superlatives James used to describe Duarte were "big time" and "very poised."

After starring collegiately at Oregon, Duarte was the No. 13 pick in the draft by…
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