LeBron James is one of the best to ever play in the NBA. In fact, he is arguably the best to ever grace the court. But that’s not good enough for the king. Not even close.
“I could stop right now and be one of the greatest to ever play the game. I could stop right now. Like seriously I could drop this podcast right now, fly home, be with my family, be one of the greatest to ever play. I owe it to the people to keep going. I owe it to the person that finally he’s able to understand the game of basketball. And I owe it to that kid. I just do. Until I can’t do it no more, I owe it to that kid to keep teaching him this is the way the game should be played. It should be played with love, passion, commitment for your teammates, put the time in for yourself, and everything else, who cares.”
“Everybody gets so caught up in wins and losses, and obviously this is the business of winning. I get it. I’m all about winning. I cannot not win. It drives me crazy. But at the end of the day, the commitment to the game, the passion for the game, the love for the game, and the commitment to excellence, not only for yourself, but for your teammates, will create that culture.”
We don’t know when LeBron is going to call it quits. We can assume, however, that it will not be tomorrow. Or next week. Or even next year, for that matter. But one thing is perfectly clear.
When LeBron does decide to call it quits, he will have left the game in great shape.