NBA's Luc Mbah a Moute is prince in Cameroon

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Mbah a MouteGary Dineen/NBAE/Getty ImagesMilwaukee Bucks forward Luc Mbah a Moute is a prince in Cameroon.

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."