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Novak Djokovic wins over LeBron James with his basketball skills

World No 1 posts video showing off his moves

Novak Djokovic has impressed with his basketball skills. AP
Novak Djokovicย has impressed with his basketball skills. AP

World No 1 tennis star Novak Djokovic has won an admirer of his basketball skills in American great LeBron James.

Djokovic, who has been organising an exhibition tennis tournament in the Balkan region while the professional season is suspended due to the coronavirus, posted a video of himself trying some basketball moves on social media.

The video, addressed to James, shows the 33-year-old Djokovic taking a few dribbles before knocking down a mid-range jumpshot.

"Am I ready for a 1:1 @KingJames?" asked Djokovic, who previously termed Kobe Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who died in a helicopter crash in January, a great mentor and friend.

The NBA star with Los Angeles Lakers did not take long to respond.

"Ha! I'm going to say I think you are!! Beautiful follow-thru on that shot buddy!" James said in his reply on Twitter.

Updated: June 21, 2020 11:31 AM

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