LeBron James quotes

Born
December 30, 1984, Akron, Ohio.

Occupation
Professional basketball player.

LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player.

The first time I stepped on an NBA court I became a businessman.
– LeBron James

I never get too high on my stardom or what I can do.
– LeBron James

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

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.
– LeBron James

In fourth grade, I missed 82 days of school. Out of 160.
– LeBron James

Being the only man in the household with my mom definitely helped me grow up fast.
– LeBron James

I like criticism. It makes you strong.
– LeBron James

I think, team first. It allows me to succeed, it allows my team to succeed.
– LeBron James

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.
– LeBron James

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.
– LeBron James

When you have that respect from your teammates, it makes it a lot more comfortable.
– LeBron James

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

You know, God gave me a gift to do other things besides play the game of basketball.
– LeBron James

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.
– LeBron James

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

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.
– LeBron James

I make impact plays. I make game-changing plays.
– LeBron James

I treated it like every day was my last day with a basketball.
– LeBron James

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.
– LeBron James

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.
– LeBron James

I don’t read books much.
– LeBron James

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

I’m just a little kid from Akron.
– LeBron James

Maybe the ones burning my jersey were never LeBron fans anyway.
– LeBron James

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.
– LeBron James

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.
– LeBron James

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

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.
– LeBron James

I am just happy to be part of the Nike family.
– LeBron James

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.
– LeBron James

I don’t want to be called a point guard, but I can’t stop it.
– LeBron James

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?
– LeBron James

I do have motivation. A lot of motivation.
– LeBron James

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.
– LeBron James

But ever since I was a kid, I was always the winner.
– LeBron James

Your teammates give you the confidence. They give me the confidence all year, all postseason.
– LeBron James

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

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.
– LeBron James

I’m confident with my ability.
– LeBron James

Volleyball, I could be pretty good. After a few practices I could be that striker, or whatever they call it.
– LeBron James

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.
– LeBron James

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.
– LeBron James

I like to get out and get up the court, using my speed and aggressiveness toward the hoop.
– LeBron James

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.
– LeBron James

And winning is a huge thing for me.
– LeBron James

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.
– LeBron James

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.
– LeBron James

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.
– LeBron James

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.
– LeBron James

When did I know I had talent? I think it started when I first started playing sports, organized sports.
– LeBron James

I like being around people.
– LeBron James

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.
– LeBron James

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.
– LeBron James

You have to be able to accept failure to get better.
– LeBron James

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

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.
– LeBron James

Akron, Ohio, is my home. It will always be remembered. Akron, Ohio, is my life.
– LeBron James

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.
– LeBron James

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.
– LeBron James

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!
– LeBron James

I was a Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan fan growing up.
– LeBron James

I laugh and joke, but I don’t get distracted very easily.
– LeBron James