LeBron James comes up with an on-the-fly Jonas Jerebko scouting report

Probably one of the more difficult aspects of being an international superstar, sports or otherwise, is always having to be on the ready for out-of-left-field questions from international members of the media. Case in point: LeBron James, in London preparing to play in the Olympics, fielded a question about … Jonas Jerebko?

Brian Manzullo of the Detroit Free Press has the funny exchange:

‘Jerebko? Do you want me to talk about Jerebko?”

That’s what LeBron James asked a Swedish reporter when he surfaced a question about Pistons forward Jonas Jerebko, the lone Swedish player in the NBA.

James had glowing things to say about the Swedish national team member.

“Jerebko’s a good player. No, I mean, he’s a really good player. He’s doing so much for his team,” James said. “He can play at different positions, he’s good at rebounds, he’s good in defense.

“He’s already a shining star in Detroit. And he is just going to get better and better.”

Honestly, that’s a pretty good overall synopsis of Jerebko, when Jerebko is probably among the last topics you’re expecting to be asked about in an Olympic media scrum. ‘Shining star’ might be a little generous, but hey, that’s a great compliment for Jerebko.

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