Have you ever heard about Lebron James? I’m sure you did. Do you know who he is? I’m sure you know. But, just in case, I’m going to remind you.
He has many more accomplishments, but let’s keep it short. There aren’t enough words to describe him anyway. Here are some of his best quotes:
Source: CBS Sports
I never get too high on my stardom or what I can do.
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’m going to use all my tools, my God-given ability, and make the best life I can with 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.
Every night on the court I give my all, and if I’m not giving 100 percent, I criticize myself.
When you have that respect from your teammates, it makes it a lot more comfortable.
You have to be able to accept failure to get better.
I treated it like every day was my last day with a basketball.
I like criticism. It makes you strong.
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.
To all the positions, I just bring the determination to win. Me being an unselfish player, I think that can carry on to my teammates. When you have one of the best players on the court being unselfish, I think that transfers to the other players.
I’m confident with my ability.
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 laugh and joke, but I don’t get distracted very easily.
And winning is a huge thing for me.
But ever since I was a kid, I was always the winner.
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!
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.
There are some teams and logos you see, no matter where you are in the world, and you know exactly who they are and what they mean.
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?’
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.
When you work out or you’re doing anything active, it’s more fun as a group. You may lose track of the time, and the next thing you know, you’re working out for two hours because you’re having fun.
I hear my friends and my mom tell me I’m special, but honestly, I still don’t get it.
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.
Where I grew up – I grew up on the north side of Akron, lived in the projects. So those scared and lonely nights – that’s every night. You hear a lot of police sirens, you hear a lot of gunfire. Things that you don’t want your kids to hear growing up.
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. I will always be here. I’m still working out at my old high school.