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87 Best Lebron James Quotes

Here is a list of 87 Best Lebron James Quotes & Sayings.

 

Lebron James Quotes

 

“I like criticism. It makes you strong.”

 

“I do have motivation. A lot of motivation.”

 

“I’m confident with my ability.”

 

“I am just happy to be part of the Nike family.”

 

“In fourth grade, I missed 82 days of school. Out of 160.”

 

“I make impact plays. I make game-changing plays.”

 

“But ever since I was a kid, I was always the winner.”

 

“Maybe my pain was my motivation.”

 

“You have to be able to accept failure to get better.”

 

“I don’t read books much.”

 

“And winning is a huge thing for me.”

 

“I’m a guy who believes in unfinished business.”

 

“Nothing is given. Everything is earned.”

 

“I laugh and joke, but I don’t get distracted very easily.”

 

“Sports was my way out.”

 

“I was a Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan fan growing up.”

 

“I treated it like every day was my last day with a basketball.”

 

“I don’t want to be called a point guard, but I can’t stop it.”

 

“Winning is a huge thing for me.”

 

“The first time I stepped on an NBA court I became a businessman.”

 

“I never get too high on my stardom or what I can do.”

 

“Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.”

 

“Maybe the ones burning my jersey were never LeBron fans anyway.”

 

“I think, team first. It allows me to succeed, it allows my team to succeed.”

 

“No place is better than Akron.”

 

“I’m going to use all my tools, my God-given ability, and make the best life I can with it.”

 

“Success isn’t owned, it’s leased. And the rent is due every day.”

 

“You know, I’m just 6’9″ and 260. And just so happen to be very good at playing the game of basketball.”

 

“I hear my friends and my mom tell me I’m special, but honestly, I still don’t get it.”

 

“Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”

 

“Akron, Ohio, is my home. It will always be remembered. Akron, Ohio, is my life.”

 

“When you have that respect from your teammates, it makes it a lot more comfortable.”

 

“If a great opportunity opens itself up, I would love to be involved… or star in a movie.”

 

“I gave everything that I had, I was playing as hard as I could.”

 

“Sometimes your best effort just isn’t good enough.”

 

“I went through a lot of battles in high school.”

 

“People will hate you, rate you, shake you, and break you. But how strong you stand is what makes you.”

 

“Being the only man in the household with my mom definitely helped me grow up fast.”

 

“No matter how good one individual is, it takes a whole team to win a championship.”

 

“You know, God gave me a gift to do other things besides play the game of basketball.”

 

“Your teammates give you the confidence. They give me the confidence all year, all postseason.”

 

“Every night on the court I give my all, and if I’m not giving 100 percent, I criticize myself.”

 

“I love showcasing my talents – not only to my hometown fans and my own team but to the world.”

 

“Volleyball, I could be pretty good. After a few practices I could be that striker, or whatever they call it.”

 

“This is a job and we want to have fun. But it’s a job and we should look like we’re going to work.”

 

“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.”

 

“My mom and I have always been there for each other. We had some tough times, but she was always there for me.”

 

“Something just doesn’t pop under your nose; you have to work for it.”

 

“My dream has become a reality now, and it’s the best feeling I’ve ever had.”

 

“But sports carried me away from being in a gang, or being associated with drugs. Sports was my way out.”

 

“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 think the reason why I am who I am today is because I went through those tough times when I was younger.”

 

“I love watching track and field – the 4×100 relay, the 100-(meter) dash, the 200-(meter) dash. To see what they’re able to do, I love watching that.”

 

“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.”

 

“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?”

 

“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.”

 

“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’m not going to fight because I mean too much to our team, and I can’t afford to be suspended for a game or do something stupid to get me kicked out of a playoff game.”

 

“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.”

 

“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’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.”

 

“I’m a pretty funny guy, and I would love to do a comedy with a bunch of funny guys – movie-star guys, where they could help me through it.”

 

“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.”

 

“There are always people always asking you for something. But I feel like I have a foundation. I have a supporting cast where it doesn’t bother me too much.”

 

“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 don’t need too much. Glamour and all that stuff don’t excite me. I’m just glad I have the game of basketball in my life.”

 

“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.”

 

“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 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.”

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

“As a kid, we would drive up and down 77 North – that’s our highway – there would be office buildings on the side of the highway and I’d be like, that’s what my house is going to look like when I get older. I’m going to start making my house look like this.”

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

“My game is really played above time. I don’t say that like I’m saying I’m ahead of my time. I’m saying, like, if I’m on the court and I throw a pass, the ball that I’ve thrown will lead my teammate right where he needs to go, before he even knows that that’s the right place to go to.”

 

“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? To being trustworthy? To being successful? How committed are you to being a good father, a good teammate, a good role model? There’s that moment every morning when you look in the mirror: Are you committed, or are you not?”

 

“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.”

 

“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?”

 

“All your life you are told the things you cannot do. All your life they will say you’re not good enough or strong enough or talented enough. They will say you’re the wrong height or the wrong weight or the wrong type to play this or be this or achieve this. They will tell you no. A thousand times no. until all the no’s become meaningless. All your life they will tell you no. Quite firmly and very quickly. And you will tell them yes.”

 

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