MILWAUKEE -- LeBron James may call himself the King. But when it comes to NBA royalty, he's got nothing on Milwaukee Bucks forward Luc Mbah a Moute.
Er make that Prince Luc Mbah a Moute.
"I didn't have people throwing rose petals at myself or things like that," he said, "but I definitely enjoyed being the prince of a chief."
Mbah a Moute grew up in Bia Messe, Cameroon, a small village just outside the capital of Yaounde. His father, Camille Mouté ŕ Bidias, is the elected village chief there.
While he says growing up as a prince had its perks, it wasn't quite what you might think.
"Not really, just go to different meetings and traditional events," he said. "I don't have to do anything. I don't have to make any decisions. That's all my Dad."
While he didn't have any power in Bia Messe, his hard-nosed style of play has earned him a legion of fans in Milwaukee.
So once his playing days are over with, does he have any aspirations of going back to Cameroon and taking over for his father? Well yes and no.
"I don't think I'll take over for my Dad but I'll be doing a lot of different things [there]," he said. "I don't know what I want to do right now, but I'm definitely going back."