Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Just a few hours after arriving in Brazil, LeBron James says the World Cup final is bigger than the NBA finals.

“This is the highest you can get,” James said Saturday, the AP added. “This is bigger than the NBA finals in the sense that it’s the world and you have so many countries here.” “in the sense that it’s the world and you have so many countries here.”

NBA basketball star LeBron James attends a promotional event at Phenom House, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 12, 2014. (Image source: AP/Leo Correa)

James’ remarks come a day after announcing he’s returning to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

James met a few hundred fans in a large warehouse located on Guanabara Bay, where he watched some young Brazilians show off a few of their basketball skills.

James will be at Sunday’s final at the Maracana Stadium, but he declined to pick a winner. He says Germany is probably “a better overall team” but Argentina has Lionel Messi.

A look at Argentina fans prepping for Sunday’s final match:

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