LeBron James Explains What Has Changed Since His Team Up With Dwyane Wade and Kyrie Irving

Published 10/18/2021, 11:43 PM EDT
SHENZHEN, CHINA – OCTOBER 12: #23 Lebron James of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts during a preseason game as part of 2019 NBA Global Games China at Shenzhen Universiade Center on October 12, 2019 in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)


LeBron James was 27 years of age when he finally tasted the glory that comes with an NBA title. That was a long nine-year wait to get where many had expected him to reach way earlier. But from then on, the ball set rolling and the king never turned back. 

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Certainly, the boy from Akron has come a long way in his career. Currently, playing for his third franchise, Bron has a lot of worthy moments to feel proud about himself. So recently, he counted some of those and also revealed how his time as a Laker is much more mature and solid.

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LeBron James looked back at his career

In an interview, LeBron James explained how his mind functions today. It’s not easy to hold good to the GOAT conversation, perform under pressure, and come out of an injury-prone season to aim for a title. But Bron’s strong psychology has got it all covered. 

As the Lakers champion detailed, “I’ve gotten a little bit more patient with the process as the years went on. I joined D-Wade almost 11 years ago and then Kyrie about seven years ago. So I was just at a different point in my life.”

True, Bron had entered Miami after his infamous The Decision. He had formed a Big Three and losing with that team (in 2011) had caused havoc in his life. And yet, he came out as a winner and later joined Ky to break the Cleveland curse. That’s a lot!

Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) participates during a practice session before Game 3 of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) (Photo by MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images)

As he added, “When I went to Miami, I was 25 years old. I was still figuring out who I was as a person, figuring out what I wanted in life. Then when I was 29, when I teamed up with Kyrie… I’m 36 going on 37 now. My life is pretty much settled, ‘I know who I am, what I bring to the table I know how to put myself and put the guys around me in a position to be successful. And not get too high, get too low, just kinda stay…”

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Bron revealed something that can inspire the next-gen

Turns out, LeBron James did not indulge in ‘Champagne-ship’ until he won three Championships. He never allowed the thought of ‘Drink to the occasion’ until he found some legitimate success.

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Inspiring some laughter, the L-Train exclaimed, “I didn’t even drink wine yet when I teamed up with D-Wade or Kyrie. Or tequila, it’s weird. So that gets you to know the kind of person I am…” Well, Bron was 31-YO when he won his third title and 32 when Kyrie left the Cavs for the Celtics. So if Bron never once drank alcohol until that point, it’s a crazy motivation for the youngsters to use. 

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However, no one would now mind if Bron wins his fifth title and celebrates it with cigar in his mouth, champagne in his fist, and whatnot on his mind. Do you see him getting one such chance anytime sooner? Help us know in the comments section below.

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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