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15 Lebron James Quotes on Life, Growing Up & Success

Lebron James is a very decorated NBA star because of his skills, passion and success. He is trains regularly and shows people that anyone is capable of anything. Find out the advice and words of wisdom that he gives to people of the younger generation.

  1. 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.
  2. 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?
  3. 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?’
  4. In fourth grade, I missed 82 days of school. Out of 160.
  5. In the next 15 or 20 years, I hope I’ll be the richest man in the world. That’s one of my goals. I want to be a billionaire. I want to get to a position where generation on generation don’t have to worry about nothing. I don’t want family members from my kids to my son’s kids to never have to worry. And I can’t do that now just playing basketball.
  6. My mom and I have always been there for each other. We had some tough times, but she was always there for me.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. I hear my friends and my mom tell me I’m special, but honestly, I still don’t get it.
  11. I don’t need too much. Glamour and all that stuff don’t excite me. I am just glad I have the game of basketball in my life.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. You know, God gave me a gift to do other things besides play the game of basketball.
  15. 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.

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