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45 Inspirational LeBron James quotes on Basketball,Determination,Success and Life

“Akron, Ohio, is my home. I will always be here. I’m still working out at my old high school.”



LeBron Raymone James Sr. is American and professional basketball player, belongs to the Los Angeles Lakers and affiliated to the “National Basketball Association”.

He is the greatest basketball player ever, and being frequent comparison to Michael Jordan. LeBron scored his own record of all-time NBA playoffs, he was selected twelve times to the All-NBA First Team, he made All-Defensive First Team five times.

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He was adventures to victory over the Golden State Warriors. On the other hand, LeBron James Quotes inspires many players’ souls.

Here is list of LeBron James Quotes

1.“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.”

2.“Don’t be afraid of failure. This is the way to succeed.”

3.“Akron, Ohio, is my home. I will always be here. I’m still working out at my old high school.”

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

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

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

7.“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.”

8.“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.”

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

10.”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.”

11.“Maybe my pain was motivation.”

12.“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!”

13.“I don’t want to be Kobe, I want to be LeBron.”

14.“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.”

15.“I came back [to Cleveland] for a reason. I came back to bring a championship to our city. I knew what I was capable of doing. I knew what I learned in the last couple years that I was gone, and when I came back, I knew I had the right ingredients and the right blueprint to help this franchise get back to a place that we’ve never been. That’s what it was all about.”

16.“I always believed that I’d return to Cleveland and finish my career there.”

17.“I know people get tired of hearing me say it, but we are scared as Black people in America, black men, Black women, Black kids, we are terrified.”

18.“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.”

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

20.“There’s a lot of excitement today,” James said. “A lot of excitement for our fans I believe, from the city. We’re excited to showcase to our fans what we’ve been working on for the last month. I can promise to our fans we’re not the team tonight that we’re gonna be in January and February, but we will be extremely excited to be out there.”

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

22.“I love sharing the ball with my teammates. I see a lot of things before my teammates see them.”

23.“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.”

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

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

26.“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.”

27.“The best teacher in life is experience.”

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

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

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

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

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

33.“Ask me to steal, block out, sacrifice, lead, dominate. Anything. But it’s not what you ask of me, it’s what I ask of myself.”

34.“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?”

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

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

37.“It’s a long week, man, people don’t understand how long that week is to go through, the process and things. And it’s very serious, too. Obviously, it’s funny, but it’s serious as you go. … But I had an unbelievable time.”

38.”Why should I care? I have all the money in the world.”

39.“The story is just too much, it doesn’t make sense. … Now I’m here in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform, in Philadelphia, where Kobe Bryants’s from… it’s surreal.”

40.“Losing a basketball game hurts but when you see what you’ve been through, you look on it and say well if this is the worst thing that can happen to me, then I’m okay.”

41.“Who I am is what fulfills me and what fulfills the vision I have of a world. 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?”

42.“This is, this is kinda like a dream come true for me,” James said. “You know, growing up I was a Cowboys fan, I was a Bulls fan, I was a Yankees fan, and I’ve always felt like that was like one of the historic franchises. You look at the Lakers, being able to play for a historic franchise you know, with so much history you know.”

43.“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.”

44.“It’s a humbling experience for me to be in this position.”

45.“I like criticism. It makes you strong.”

Early Life – LeBron James

James born on December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio. Anthony McClelland, His father, had a criminal record and was not so much interested in his life.Frank Walker, football coach for youth introduced James to the basketball at the age nine years. James started playing organized basketball when he was in the fifth standard, afterwards he played Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball.James and friends Sian Cotton, Dru Joyce III, and Willie McGee enjoyed the success at local and national level, theynamed their group as the “Fab Four”.

Personal Life– LeBron James

James has three children with Savannah Brinson, she is his high school sweetheart, James proposed to Brinson in 2011, and got married on September 14, 2013, in San Diego, California.James resided in three-story mansion which he bought for $9 million at Coconut Grove.In 2015, James moved to Brentwood, Los Angeles and bought a 9,350 square-foot (870 m2) mansion for about $21 million.

Career Development – LeBron James

He joined as a freshman in a basketball team.Before he started his junior year, he was featured in Slam, an American basketball magazine, and the writer Ryan Jones introduced him as “the best high school basketball player in America right now”.James and the Fighting Irish traveled around the globe throughout the senior years, to play a number of national teams. During this senior year, James faced several controversies.Some Division I programs also recruited him, such as Notre Dame.He got the wrist injury and did not play during his senior year.Some analysts, critics, and coaches, speculated, James might not play the National Football League.

LeBron’s Professional Career

Cleveland Cavaliers

Rookie season (2003–2004)James been selected for his hometown team.In 2006–07, James’s averages declined to 27.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 6 assists, and 1.6 steals per game,Superstardom period (2004–2008)James received his first NBA All-Star in a winning effort for the Eastern Conference.In 2012, ESPN ranked his performance at fourth greatest in modern NBA playoff this announcement made the history.James and friends went to win Game 6 with winning confidence, and claimed their first-ever Eastern Conference championship.

Miami Heat

July 1, 2010, James became an unrestricted free agent. In this time period, several teams contacted him, including the Bulls, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, New York Knicks, New Jersey Nets, and Cavaliers.James were relieved in this era from the burden of scoring.After Oscar Robertson he was the first player who scored triple-double in a season.2010–2011 this was the Year of media and fan forJames, he officially signedthe Heat during this period.

The media and opposing fanbases treated James and the Heat as villains Throughout the 2010–11 season. In the beginning of the year, they tried their best and struggled to adjust the ongoing circumstances.From 2011–2013 this was the time of Back-to-back championships,James got extremely humbled due to the loss bared by heat from the Mavericks, his experience just inspired him to leave the role of villain that he used to embrace, this change derived him to regain the sense of joy he never felt before.During 2012–13 season, he made his new record by averaged 29.7 points and 7.8 assists per game with setting the efficiency of multiple shooting records.

2013–2014 this was the period of Final season in Miami,on3rd March of the 2013–14 season, James scored 61 points that are considered ashis career-high and franchise-record while playing against the Charlotte Bobcats.2014–2016 it was the Ending Cleveland’s championship drought,he received serious consideration in the Finals MVP Award, averaging 35.8 points, 13.3 rebounds, and 8.8 assists per game for the championship round.James was highly criticized about his off-court controversies, During the season 2015–16, that alsoincludedthe midseason of Cavaliers’ coach David Blatt.

In 2016–2018it was the end of second stint season in Cleveland,The 2016–17 season was marred by injuries and unexpected losses for the Cavaliers, James later described it as one of the “strangest” years of his career.

Owners and Awards of James

  • 2012, 2013, 2016; NBA Champion, NBA Finals Most Valuable Player
  • 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013; NBA Most Valuable Player
  • 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020; NBA All-Star.
  • 2006, 2008, 2018; NBA All-Star Game MVP
  • 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019; NBA All-Star
  • 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014; NBA All-Defensive selection:
  • 2004; NBA Rookie of the Year, NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • 2008; NBA Scoring Champion
  • 2007, 2017, 2018; NBA minutes leader
  • 2017; J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award
  • 2010; AP Athlete of the Decade
  • 2013, 2016, 2018; AP Athlete of the Year
  • 2012 & 2016 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year.
  • 2012 Sporting News Athlete of the Year.
  • 2006, 2009,2010 Sporting News NBA MVP.
  • 2004; Sporting News Rookie of the Year.
  • 2000; Sports Illustrated NBA All-Decade First Team.
  • 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2015, 2016; Cleveland Sports Awards Professional Athlete of the Year.
  • 2012, 2913; Hickok Belt.
  • 2011–12; EFL Cup.
  • 2017; NAACP Image Awards – Jackie Robinson Award.
  • 2018–19; UEFA Champions League.

Last Words

Because of his poor childhood, and the struggle of mother and his father’s reputation, he was not a bright student. Still James hard work and LaBron James Quotesreflectingthe self-determination. He has a strong believe on himself which made him an iconic person and his life is a real-life example.