LeBron James’ Most Inspiring Quotes About Life and Basketball

November 30, 2020 1:00 am

After witnessing another glorious season for the Lakers, there is one player to thank for it. Any guesses? Of course, it’s LeBron James. His leadership and partnership with Anthony Davis took the franchise to their 17th NBA Championship after a decade.

He is one player whose prime just doesn’t seem to end. Why else would he be compared to the legendary Michael Jordan?

His accolades aren’t the only factors that make him what he is. Despite being one of the richest athletes in the world, he is also one of the most inspirational.

Not only because of what he does as a professional basketball player, but because of the things he says that leave an impression on people differently. So, here are his Top-10 most inspirational quotes.

LeBron James’ top 5 quotes about life

MIAMI, FL – JUNE 25: LeBron James participates in the Miami Heat 2012 NBA Championship Celebration at AmericanAirlines Arena on June 25, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/WireImage)
  1. “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. 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.”
  2. “I think the reason why I am who I am today is because I went through those tough times when I was younger.”
  3. “Don’t be afraid of failure. This is the way to succeed.”
  4. “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.”
  5. “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?”

LeBron’s top 5 quotes about basketball

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James warms up before playing the Miami Heat in game two of the 2020 NBA Finals. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
  1. “I hate letting my teammates down. I know I’m not going to make every shot. Sometimes I try to make the right play, and if it results in a loss, I feel awful. I don’t feel awful because I have to answer questions about it. I feel awful in that locker room because I could have done something more to help my teammates win.”
  2. “Ask me to play, I’ll play, ask me to shoot, I’ll shoot. Ask me to pass, I’ll pass, Ask me to steal, block out, sacrifice, lead, dominate, anything. But it’s not just what you ask of me. It’s what I ask of myself.”
  3. “I don’t need too much. Glamour and all that stuff don’t excite me. I’m just glad I have the game of basketball in my life.”
  4. “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.”
  5. “I treated it like every day was my last day with a basketball.”


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