James Lebron Quotes on Motivation, Talent & work:
I do have motivation. A lot of motivation.
Maybe my pain was motivation.
When did I know I had talent? I think it started when I first started playing sports, organized sports.
I think the reason why I’m the person I am today is because I went through those tough times when I was younger.
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.
I went through a lot of battles in high school.
Sometimes your best effort just isn’t good enough.
I never get too high on my stardom or what I can do.
Something just doesn’t pop under your nose; you have to work for it.
I like criticism. It makes you strong.
I’m going to use all my tools, my God-given ability, and make the best life I can with it.
"Don't be afraid of failure. This is the way to succeed."
lebron james quotes on Basketball & Mindset:
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.
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.
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 treated it like every day was my last day with a basketball.
There is a lot of pressure put on me, but I don’t put a lot of pressure on myself.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nothing is given. Everything is earned.
LeBron James is an American professional basketball player. He currently plays for Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.
LeBron James has won three NBA championships. He has also won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award four times and NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award three times. He has won three Olympic medals (bronze in 2004, gold in 2008 and 2012) with United States National Team. Because of his illustrious career and achievements, he is called one of the greatest player of all-time.
James is a co-founder of Miami based designer retail store UNKNWN. He, along with his business partner Maverick Carter, owns production company SpringHill Entertainment.
James takes an active interest in social causes. Since 2005, the LeBron James Family Foundation has held an annual bike-a-thon to raise money for various causes. Beginning in 2021, he has also pledged to provide 2300 scholarships to the students University of Akron.