LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. James has won three NBA championships (2012, 2013, 2016), four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013), three NBA Finals MVP Awards (2012, 2013, 2016), two Olympic gold medals (2008, 2012), an NBA scoring title (2008), and the NBA Rookie of the Year Award (2004). His public life has been the subject of much scrutiny, and he has been ranked as one of America’s most influential and popular athletes. He has been featured in books, documentaries, and television commercials.
You Have To Be Able To Accept Failure To Get Better.
I Think, Team First. It Allows Me To Succeed, It Allows My Team To Succeed.
You Can't Be Afraid To Fail. It's The Only Way You Succeed - You're Not Gonna Succeed All The Time, And I Know That.
I'm Going To Use All My Tools, My God-given Ability, And Make The Best Life I Can With It.
Volleyball, I Could Be Pretty Good. After A Few Practices I Could Be That Striker, Or Whatever They Call It.
Akron, Ohio, Is My Home. It Will Always Be Remembered. Akron, Ohio, Is My Life.
I Don't Know How Tall I Am Or How Much I Weigh. Because I Don't Want Anybody To Know My Identity. I'm Like A Superhero. Call Me Basketball Man.
I Make Impact Plays. I Make Game-changing Plays.
Warren Buffet Told Me Once And He Said Always Follow Your Gut. When You Have That Gut Feeling, You Have To Go With Don't Go Back On It.
I Have Short Goals - To Get Better Every Day, To Help My Teammates Every Day - But My Only Ultimate Goal Is To Win An Nba Championship. It's All That Matters. I Dream About It. I Dream About It All The Time, How It Would Look, How It Would Feel. It Would Be So Amazing.
I Hate Letting My Teammates Down. I Know I'm Not Going To Make Every Shot. Sometimes I Try To Make The Right Play, And If It Results In A Loss, I Feel Awful. I Don't Feel Awful Because I Have To Answer Questions About It. I Feel Awful In That Locker Room Because I Could Have Done Something More To Help My Teammates Win.
I Treated It Like Every Day Was My Last Day With A Basketball.
I Always Say, Decisions I Make, I Live With Them. There's Always Ways You Can Correct Them Or Ways You Can Do Them Better. At The End Of The Day, I Live With Them.
But Now, Being A Parent, I Go Home And See My Son And I Forget About Any Mistake I Ever Made Or The Reason I'm Upset. I Get Home And My Son Is Smiling Or He Comes Running To Me. It Has Just Made Me Grow As An Individual And Grow As A Man.
Sometimes In The Past When I Played Something Might Make Me Lose Focus, Or I Would Go Home After A Game Where I Thought I Could Have Played Better And I Would Let It Hang Over My Head For A Long Time When It Shouldn't.
But Ever Since I Was A Kid, I Was Always The Winner.
I Do Have Motivation. A Lot Of Motivation.
I'm Confident With My Ability.
Well, I Mean, To Me, I Think My Ultimate - My Ultimate Goal Is Winning Championships And - And I Understand That Me Going Down As One Of The Greats Will Not Happen Until I, You Know, Win A Championship.
Your Teammates Give You The Confidence. They Give Me The Confidence All Year, All Postseason.
When You Have That Respect From Your Teammates, It Makes It A Lot More Comfortable.
I Hear My Friends And My Mom Tell Me I'm Special, But Honestly, I Still Don't Get It.
I Need Music. It's Like My Heartbeat, So To Speak. It Keeps Me Going No Matter What's Going On - Bad Games, Press, Whatever!
Once You Get On The Playing Field It's Not About Whether You're Liked Or Not Liked. All That Matters Is To Play At A High Level And Do Whatever It Takes To Help Your Team Win. That's What It's About.
When I Was 5, Some Financial Things Happened, And I Moved Seven Times In A Year. We Moved From Apartment To Apartment, Sometimes Living With Friends. My Mom Would Always Say, 'Don't Get Comfortable, Because We May Not Be Here Long.'
I Mean, When You Grow Up In The Inner City And You Grow Up In A Single-parent Household, That's - Those Are Humbling Times, You Know?
I'm Just A Little Kid From Akron.
I Like To Get Out And Get Up The Court, Using My Speed And Aggressiveness Toward The Hoop.
For Me, Already Being Part Of A Single Parent Household And Knowing It Was Just Me And My Mom, You'd Would Wake Up Times And Hope That The Next Day You'd Be Able To Be Alongside Your Mother Because She Was Out Trying To Make Sure That I Was Taken Care Of. But All I Cared About Was Her Being Home.
There Is A Lot Of Pressure Put On Me, But I Don't Put A Lot Of Pressure On Myself. I Feel If I Play My Game, It Will Take Care Of Itself.
You Know, My Family And Friends Have Never Been Yes-men: 'Yes, You're Doing The Right Thing, You're Always Right.' No, They Tell Me When I'm Wrong, And That's Why I've Been Able To Stay Who I Am And Stay Humble.
Maybe The Ones Burning My Jersey Were Never Lebron Fans Anyway.
I Was A Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan Fan Growing Up.
But Sports Carried Me Away From Being In A Gang, Or Being Associated With Drugs. Sports Was My Way Out.
My Father Wasn't Around When I Was A Kid, And I Used To Always Say, 'Why Me? Why Don't I Have A Father? Why Isn't He Around? Why Did He Leave My Mother?' But As I Got Older I Looked Deeper And Thought, 'I Don't Know What My Father Was Going Through, But If He Was Around All The Time, Would I Be Who I Am Today?'
I Don't Read Books Much.
And Winning Is A Huge Thing For Me.
I Love Watching Track And Field - The 4x100 Relay, The 100-(meter) Dash, The 200-(meter) Dash. To See What They're Able To Do, I Love Watching That.
You Know, God Gave Me A Gift To Do Other Things Besides Play The Game Of Basketball.
I Won At Every Level - All The Way Since I Started Playing The Game Of Basketball At Nine. I've Won At Every Level, Won Championships At Every Level. And, You Know, It Won't Be Fulfilled Until I Win At The Highest Level.
I Don't Want To Be Called A Point Guard, But I Can't Stop It.
As A Professional Athlete A Lot Is Going To Be Said About You - But I Just Try To Move Forward And Try To Achieve My Goals.
I Like Criticism. It Makes You Strong.
I've Always Been An Unselfish Guy, And That's The Only Way I Know How To Play On The Court And I Try To Play To The Maximum Of My Ability - Not Only For Myself But For My Teammates.
You Know, When I Have A Bad Game, It Continues To Humble Me And Know That, You Know, You Still Have Work To Do And You Still Have A Lot Of People To Impress.
I Am Just Happy To Be Part Of The Nike Family.
I Laugh And Joke, But I Don't Get Distracted Very Easily.
If A Great Opportunity Opens Itself Up, I Would Love To Be Involved... Or Star In A Movie.
The First Time I Stepped On An Nba Court I Became A Businessman.
Basketball Is My Passion, I Love It. But My Family And Friends Mean Everything To Me. That's What's Important. I Need My Phone So I Can Keep In Contact With Them At All Times.