Lebron James is arguably the best player in the NBA right now and other than his game, people are always paying attention to the things he says. If you are looking for inspiration or just want to see what James has had to say over the past couple of years you can check out 20 of his awesome quotes below.
James is an Akron, Ohio native who has made a name for himself through his high intensity gameplay and competitive nature. He considers himself to be the best and when the words “greatest” or “best” are involved in your persona, you tend to have a massive impact with what you choose to say.
The Lebron James quotes below are a culmination of inspirational and motivational words in the sports genre.
“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.”
“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’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.”
“My mom and I have always been there for each other. We had some tough times, but she was always there for me.”
“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?”
“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 feel confident because I’m the best player in the world. It’s that simple.”
“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 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.”
“Being the only man in the household with my mom definitely helped me grow up fast.”
“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.”
“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.”
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.
“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.”
“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’m going to use all my tools, my God-given ability, and make the best life I can with it.”
“I never get too high on my stardom or what I can do.”
“Well, of course you question it, especially when you get to this point. I always look at it would I rather not make the playoffs or lose in The Finals? I don’t know. I don’t know. I’ve missed the playoffs twice. I lost in The Finals four times. I’m almost starting to be like I’d rather not even make the playoffs than to lose in The Finals. It would hurt a lot easier if I just didn’t make the playoffs and I didn’t have a shot at it.”
“I like criticism. It makes you strong.”
“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.”