Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett raved about LeBron James and predicted the Heat superstar will become a billionaire

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Somehow, LeBron James and Warren Buffet have become close friends.

Hailed as the most successful investor of the 20th century, Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett recently raved about Miami Heat superstar LeBron James and insinuated the small forward will become the first athlete to top the billion-dollar mark since male whore Tiger Woods achieved the feat last decade.

“You have to get to know him,” said Buffet, 82, who was ranked as the third wealthiest person in the world in 2011. “LeBron’s not initially really talkative. He’s savvy. He’s smart about financial matters. It’s amazing to me the maturity he exhibits. I know that if I had been famous at that age, I would have had trouble keeping my feet on the ground.”

James, who Cleveland selected first overall out of St. Vincent – St. Mary High School in the 2003 NBA draft, abandoned the Cavaliers as a free agent for the Miami Heat in July 2010.

After a tumultuous first season in South Beach, “King James,” a three-time Most Valuable Player and six-time All-NBA selection, willed the Heat over the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games to simultaneously earn a crown and NBA Finals MVP award.

The 6-foot-8, 250 pound James, who averaged of 28.6 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 7.4 assists per game against the Thunder last June, has primarily played the role of villain since bouncing from “The Forrest City.”

However, James, 27, a four-time All-Defensive First Team selection who made the Sports Illustrated NBA All-Decade First Team, is rapidly regaining popularity and attempting to guide the Heat to their second consecutive title.

Hence, taking into consideration Warren Buffett’s insights, perhaps LeBron James will become a billionaire who is also regarded as the preeminent player in NBA history.

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