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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James doesn't just watch the NBA. He can be found cheering on his son's AAU team on the sidelines, visiting Coach K at Duke and is an avid WNBA fan.

In a recent video released by the National Basketball Players Association, LeBron named one of the Washington Mystics' as an inspiration and a player he admires.

"Some of my favorites [in the WNBA] are Elena Delle Donne," James said. He also listed Candace Parker and Diana Taurasi as his two other favorites.

"Their skill set, their ability to shoot, pass, dribble, command double teams, play above the level of the game and inspire their teammates is something cool."

Delle Donne is coming off a knee injury she suffered during last season's WNBA playoffs, and she missed the Mystics season opener against the Connecticut Sun.

The Mystics play their home opener against the Atlanta Dream Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the Entertainment and Sports Arena, and will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington.

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