Jay-Z once said he was the best rapper alive. Now, one of his good friends has officially announced he's the best basketball player in the world.

In his postgame press conference after a Game 5 loss, LeBron James, who dropped a ridiculous 40 point-14 assist-11 rebound triple-double, had a mic-dropping response to an inquiry into whether he still had confidence despite being down 3-2.

"I feel confident because I'm the best player in the world. It's simple."

So that's that. Let the Michael Jordan stans come flocking on to the Internet to troll in droves.

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[Via Valerie Vine Star]