LeBron James has said the World Cup final is bigger than the NBA finals.
James, 29, a two-time NBA champion, will attend the final between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana on Sunday.
"This is the highest you can get," he said.
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"This is bigger than the NBA finals in the sense that it's the world and you have so many countries here."
The NBA star is a minor shareholder in Liverpool and claims to have been a fan of football "for a pretty long time".
He declined to pick a winner in the World Cup final but claimed Germany are a better overall team than Argentina.
"I'm not sure," he said. "I think Germany is the better overall team, but Argentina has one of the best players in the world -- maybe the best, [Lionel] Messi.
"So that's why we play the game and we'll see what happens. I hope it's a great one.
"I've been watching it from home in the States and it's been an unbelievable tournament."