Move over Jamaal Charles, because Adrian Peterson says he’s the real King James of the NFL, and not the other way around.
Earlier this month, Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles called himself the “LeBron [James] of football.”
The Vikings running back took issue with that comparison, and during a sideline interview with former Vikings linebacker Ben Leber during the team’s preseason win over the Oakland Raiders on Saturday evening, Peterson explained why he’s the NFL’s real LeBron.
“I’m the LeBron,” Peterson told Leber, per ESPN’s Ben Goessling. “I can’t knock Jamaal; he’s a good friend of mine. But the one thing I always tell people is, ‘If you don’t think that you’re the best, how will you ever become the best?’ So I can’t knock him, but I definitely have to say I’m the LeBron James.”
Peterson, 30, entered the league one year before Charles did, and has rushed for over 3,000 more yards in his career.
Charles may be the better all around player, but Peterson is the King.