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...
I don’t want to be called a point guard, but I can’t stop it.
But ever since I was a kid, I was always the winner.
I love showcasing my talents – not only to my hometown fans and my own team but to the world.
I think, team first. It allows me to succeed, it allows my team to succeed.
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...
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.
I was a Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan fan growing up.
Being the only man in the household with my mom definitely helped me grow up fast.
The first time I stepped on an NBA court I became a businessman.
I hear my friends and my mom tell me I’m special, but honestly, I still don’t get it.
I laugh and joke, but I don’t get distracted very easily.
Maybe the ones burning my jersey were never LeBron fans anyway.
Akron, Ohio, is my home. It will always be remembered. Akron, Ohio, is my life.
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...
You have to be able to accept failure to get better.
I treated it like every day was my last day with a basketball.
Akron, Ohio, is my home. I will always be here. I’m still working out at my old high school.
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.
My game is really played above time. I don’t say that like I’m saying I’m ahead of my time. I’m saying, like, if I’m on the court and I throw a pass, the ball that I’ve thrown will lead my teammate right where he needs to go, before he even knows that that’s the right...