LeBron James quotes

 quotes - 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. Share

“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.”

— LeBron James

 quotes - You have to be able to accept failure to get better. Share

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

— LeBron James

 quotes - I treated it like every day was my last day with a basketball. Share

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

— LeBron James

 quotes - I like criticism. It makes you strong. Share

“I like criticism. It makes you strong.”

— LeBron James

“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?”

— LeBron James

“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.”

— LeBron James

“You know, God gave me a gift to do other things besides play the game of basketball.”

— LeBron James

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

— LeBron James

“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.”

— LeBron James

“Once you get on the playing field it's not about whether you're liked or not liked. All that matters is to play at a high level and do whatever it takes to help your team win. That's what it's about.”

— LeBron James

“You know, my family and friends have never been yes-men: 'Yes, you're doing the right thing, you're always right.' No, they tell me when I'm wrong, and that's why I've been able to stay who I am and stay humble.”

— LeBron James

“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!”

— LeBron James

“I've always been an unselfish guy, and that's the only way I know how to play on the court and I try to play to the maximum of my ability - not only for myself but for my teammates.”

— LeBron James

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

— LeBron James

“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.”

— LeBron James

“Well, I mean, to me, I think my ultimate - my ultimate goal is winning championships and - and I understand that me going down as one of the greats will not happen until I, you know, win a championship.”

— LeBron James

“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.”

— LeBron James

“Akron, Ohio, is my home. It will always be remembered. Akron, Ohio, is my life.”

— LeBron James

“As a professional athlete a lot is going to be said about you - but I just try to move forward and try to achieve my goals.”

— LeBron James

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

— LeBron James

“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?'”

— LeBron James

“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.”

— LeBron James

“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.”

— LeBron James

“To all the positions, I just bring the determination to win. Me being an unselfish player, I think that can carry on to my teammates. When you have one of the best players on the court being unselfish, I think that transfers to the other players.”

— LeBron James

“I laugh and joke, but I don't get distracted very easily.”

— LeBron James

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

— LeBron James

“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.”

— LeBron James

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

— LeBron James

“I was a Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan fan growing up.”

— LeBron James

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

— LeBron James