‘It's Pretty Cool': Carson Wentz Reacts to Praise From LeBron James

A couple days ago, we all learned that LeBron James is officially on the Wentz Wagon. 

In town to face the Sixers on Monday night, King James said Wentz is his favorite player in the NFL right now (see story)

That news, of course, got back to Wentz, who was asked about it on Wednesday. 

"It's pretty cool," Wentz said. "Ton of respect for a guy like LeBron. I was a kid watching him tear up the league when he was a rookie. I love watching that guy play. He's unbelievable, quite the talent, one of the most impressive athletes in the world. It's pretty humbling to hear that stuff."

Wentz, 24, was a couple months shy of his 11th birthday when James made his NBA debut in 2003. 

While Wentz obviously stuck with football he grew up playing basketball too. At Century High School in Bismarck, North Dakota, Wentz played football and basketball. He could play all five positions for the basketball team and helped them win their first state championship in nearly three decades. 

While Wentz had some ability on the hardwood, it's safe to say his decision to stick with football has proved wise. 

This season, he's in what seems like a two-horse race with Tom Brady to be the league's MVP. Not that he's worried about it. 

"I'm not really focused on that stuff," Wentz said. "I'm focused on Seattle this week and then the road stretch we have ahead of us. We have to take care of business on the field. Those things will all come down the road. I'm not really worried about those. The goal is to win the week."

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