Lil Wayne has compared himself to NBA icon LeBron James, pointing out more similarities between their careers than just talent.
In an interview with Bleacher Report, Weezy was asked to define himself in terms of an NBA star who has become known for a particular speciality.
The former Cash Money child star responded by breaking down exactly what puts him in the same lane as James.
“I would say that I’m like a LeBron,” Wayne replied. “I dropped my first solo album when I was 14, and that’s the same album I’m talking about that went platinum. And I’ve been doing this at this pace of higher ever since, just like him.
Weezy continued: “You remember Tom Brady, it was every year, even though he was winning the Super Bowl and all that, it still was, ‘Is this the year he’s gonna retire?’ We don’t even say that about LeBron, we don’t want you to retire.
“That’s how I feel when people ask when Tha Carter VI coming out. Like, “God damn it, that’s six of ’em. And they still want it?”
Wayne has previously celebrated James and even called him the greatest basketball player of all time.
Appearing on All the Smoke earlier this year, Wayne was asked who was better between James, Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.
He answered: “Bron, I don’t know Bron personally so my answer for Bron would be from afar. My answer for Bron is on the court. Bron, you gotta remember, I know for a fact I loved Jordan for the way he always won. As a kid, you don’t know too much about the ins and outs of the game.”
He went on to explain why he put James over Jordan: “I got old enough to know how hard it is to fucking do it back-to-back-to-back,” he said of Jordan’s two three-peats as a Chicago Bulls star. “So that’s where he got his respect with me, and started getting his respect with me to where he’s the greatest. It’s very hard to do, and that n-gga Bron did that shit with three different teams.”
Wayne continued: “That right there… he ain’t got six, but he done it with three different teams. And not on one of those muthafuckin’ teams did he play role two. That right there is what tipped him over the Jordan scale for me.”
Weezy has previously professed admiration for Bryant, even naming a song after him which he later updated following his untimely death in a hellicopter crash in 2020.