Lebron James: more than a player

Posted: December 15, 2015 in Uncategorized

Lebron James is arguably one of the most criticized
NBA superstars in NBA history. In 2010, ESPN aired a
live interview titled “The Decision”, where Lebron
decided to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers and join the
Miami Heat.
Many people including, sports analysts, former players,
and executives were not happy by how he handled his
free agency leading up to the announcement. Despite
all of the negativity that surrounded him, he went on to
win 2 back-to-back NBA championships with the Miami
In 2014 when his contract ended, he made the decision
to go back to Cleveland and play where his heart is .
Lebron is a highly motivated basketball player and
wants to be the richest athlete of all time. His focus
and mindset is what separates him from other athletes.
Here are 26 of Lebron’s greatest quotes
that will elevate your motivation :
1 . “I think, team first. It allows me to succeed, it allows
my team to succeed.”
2 . “You have to be able to accept failure to get better.”
3 . “I don’t need too much. Glamour and all that stuff
don’t excite me. I am just glad I have the game of
basketball in my life.”
4 . “There’s that moment every morning when you look
in the mirror: Are you committed, or are you not?”
6 . “Every night on the court I give my all, and if I’m not
giving 100 percent, I criticize myself.”
7 . “Commitment is a big part of what I am and what I
believe. How committed are you to winning?
How committed are you to being a good friend?”
8 . “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
9 . “Warren Buffet told me, follow your gut. When you
have that gut feeling, you have to go with it don’t go
back on it.”
10 . “Ask me to play, I’ll play. Ask me to shoot, I’ll
shoot. Ask me to pass, I’ll pass. Ask me to steal, block
out, sacrifice, lead, dominate. Anything! But it’s not
just what you ask of me. It’s what I ask of myself.”
11 . “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?”
12 . “Greatness is defined by how much you want to
put into what you do.”
13 . “Everywhere I’ve been, I’ve been the best player. I
love being a leader, and I love being the best. I just
want to get better. It’s not about being cocky or selfish
or anything like that. It’s just how I am.”
14 . “Once you become a professional athlete or once
you do anything well, then you’re automatically a role
model. I have no problem being a role model. I love it. I
have kids looking up to me and hopefully I inspire these
kids to do good things.”
15 . “I’ve always been a leader. I’ve always kind of been
the tallest person on the team when I was younger but
always kind of the smartest. I was ahead of my time. I
wasn’t always the oldest, I kind of was the youngest
on the team, but, I kind of knew what to do at times.”
16 . “I hear that word pressure all the time. 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.”
17 . “In the next 15 or 20 years, I hope I’ll be the
richest man in the world. That’s one of my goals. I
want to be a billionaire. I want to get to a position
where generation on generation don’t have to worry
about nothing.”
18 . “It’s hard to win in the league, because every team
is good, they got players on their team. A lot harder
than high school. It’s competitive, and that’s what I
most love about it.”
19 . “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 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.”
21 . “I like criticism. It makes you strong.”
22 . “Ever since I was a kid, I was always the winner.”
23 . “To be honest, the play that was drawn up, I
scratched it. I just told coach, ‘Give me the ball.’ We’re
either going to go to overtime or I’m going to win it for
us. It was that simple.”
24 . “I feel confident because I’m the best player in the
world. It’s that simple.”
25 . “If you put everything together as far as my mind,
my body, my game. If you put everything in one bottle,
this is probably the best I’ve been.”
26 . “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.”

posted by Hari Krish

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