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260 Thought-Provoking Quotes By LeBron James That You Should Bookmark

Famous As: One of the Greatest Players in NBA History
Born On: December 30, 1984
Born In: Akron, Ohio, United States
Age: 37 Years
LeBron James is an American professional basketball star. He started showing his natural talent for basketball since an early age. This helped him get into a reputed school to join their basketball team. He led the team through various successful championships and received various honors which were very unusual for a boy of his age. He signed a $90 million endorsement contract before even playing a single professional game. Thereafter, he left his studies to direct his complete focus on the game. His promising talent made him the first player to be picked at the ‘2003 NBA Draft’. He was hired by the ‘Cleveland Cavaliers’, a struggling NBA franchise, and he proved to be a valuable player to them. The same year, he was honored with the ‘NBA Rookie of the Year’ award to become the youngest player and the first Cavalier to win it. He continuously evolved as a player breaking his own records to become a basketball star. He was also a significant part of the national team which won two gold medals in Olympics. He has been honored with various awards apart from being NBA’s most valuable player. His game, his winning mindset and thoughts reveal that he has the success formula embossed on him. Go through the quotes and sayings by LeBron James which reflects the treasured lessons that he learnt from life.
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Don't be afraid of failure. This is the way to succeed.

Don't be afraid of failure. This is the way to succeed.

LeBron James
When you work out or you're doing anything active, it's more fun as a group. You may lose track of the time, and the next thing you know, you're working out for two hours because you're having fun.

When you work out or you're doing anything active, it's more fun as a group. You may lose track of the time, and the next thing you know, you're working out for two hours because you're having fun.

LeBron James
I think the reason why I'm the person who I am today is because I went through those tough times when I was younger.

I think the reason why I'm the person who I am today is because I went through those tough times when I was younger.

LeBron James
This is a job and we want to have fun. But it's a job and we should look like we're going to work.

This is a job and we want to have fun. But it's a job and we should look like we're going to work.

LeBron James
Some times your best effort just isn't good enough.

Some times your best effort just isn't good enough.

LeBron James
Don't be afraid of failure. This is the way to succeed.” 
― LeBron James, Shooting Stars

Don't be afraid of failure. This is the way to succeed.” ― LeBron James, Shooting Stars

LeBron James
I went through a lot of battles in high school.

LeBron James

I went through a lot of battles in high school. LeBron James

LeBron James
Something just doesn't pop under your nose;you have to work for it.

Something just doesn't pop under your nose;you have to work for it.

LeBron James

Well, of course you question it, especially when you get to this point. I always look at it would I rather not make the playoffs or lose in The Finals? I don't know. I don't know. I've missed the playoffs twice. I lost in The Finals four times. I'm almost starting to be like I'd rather not even make the playoffs than to lose in The Finals. It would hurt a lot easier if I just didn't make the playoffs and I didn't have a shot at it.

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

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

LeBron James
You have to do what's best for you and what's going to make you happy at the end of the day, because no one can live with the consequences or anything that comes with your decision besides you.

You have to do what's best for you and what's going to make you happy at the end of the day, because no one can live with the consequences or anything that comes with your decision besides you.

LeBron James
You know, softball is the other sport I do besides basketball.

You know, softball is the other sport I do besides basketball.

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.

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
Your teammates give you the confidence. They give me the confidence all year, all postseason.

Your teammates give you the confidence. They give me the confidence all year, all postseason.

LeBron James
You lose in the Finals, they're all disappointing. Doesn't matter if I'm playing in Miami, Cleveland or on Mars. You lose the Finals, it's disappointing.

You lose in the Finals, they're all disappointing. Doesn't matter if I'm playing in Miami, Cleveland or on Mars. You lose the Finals, it's disappointing.

LeBron James
You learn from mistakes, you learn from losses, but this game doesn't put something on me where it's, 'Hey, I've finally done it. This was a big game. We won it and we have to move on.'

You learn from mistakes, you learn from losses, but this game doesn't put something on me where it's, 'Hey, I've finally done it. This was a big game. We won it and we have to move on.'

LeBron James
You know, when I have a bad game, it continues to humble me and know that, you know, you still have work to do and you still have a lot of people to impress.

You know, when I have a bad game, it continues to humble me and know that, you know, you still have work to do and you still have a lot of people to impress.

LeBron James
You have to be able to accept failure to get better.

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

LeBron James
You can't let nobody run your train.

You can't let nobody run your train.

LeBron James
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.

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
You become a champion as a team. I understand that. I know the history of the game.

You become a champion as a team. I understand that. I know the history of the game.

LeBron James
Yoga isn't just about the body, it's also about the mind and it's a technique that has really helped me.

Yoga isn't just about the body, it's also about the mind and it's a technique that has really helped me.

LeBron James
Working with all of these kids is great. It doesn't get any better than this, to come down and inspire kids who want to play the game of basketball and put smiles on their faces.

Working with all of these kids is great. It doesn't get any better than this, to come down and inspire kids who want to play the game of basketball and put smiles on their faces.

LeBron James
With that locker room I could sleep there after games.

With that locker room I could sleep there after games.

LeBron James
Why should I care? I have all the money in the world.

Why should I care? I have all the money in the world.

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

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

LeBron James
When you get to know some of the history of the game, Oscar Robertson is one of the names that pops up first.

When you get to know some of the history of the game, Oscar Robertson is one of the names that pops up first.

LeBron James
When I miss you, sometimes I listen to music or look at pictures of you, not to remind me of you but to make me feel as if I'm with you. It makes me forget the distance and capture you.

When I miss you, sometimes I listen to music or look at pictures of you, not to remind me of you but to make me feel as if I'm with you. It makes me forget the distance and capture you.

LeBron James
When I got back from the war in 1946 people didn't want the Mr. Smith kind of movie any more, and I refused to make war pictures.

When I got back from the war in 1946 people didn't want the Mr. Smith kind of movie any more, and I refused to make war pictures.

LeBron James
When did I know I had talent? I think it started when I first started playing sports, organized sports.

When did I know I had talent? I think it started when I first started playing sports, organized sports.

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.

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
We were playing every game to win, we just happened to win 27 in a row. Our motto was to try and go out and win every game, but there's nothing really to talk about.

We were playing every game to win, we just happened to win 27 in a row. Our motto was to try and go out and win every game, but there's nothing really to talk about.

LeBron James
We want to win it all. The only reason we play this game is to win championships.

We want to win it all. The only reason we play this game is to win championships.

LeBron James
We ran out of talent tonight. The guys played as hard as they could, as long as we could.

We ran out of talent tonight. The guys played as hard as they could, as long as we could.

LeBron James
We played well all the way until, like, the second quarter.

We played well all the way until, like, the second quarter.

LeBron James
We have to continue at a high level and make them take tough shots.

We have to continue at a high level and make them take tough shots.

LeBron James
We have an opportunity to get better.

We have an opportunity to get better.

LeBron James
We hated Cleveland growing up. There's a lot of people in Cleveland we still hate to this day.

We hated Cleveland growing up. There's a lot of people in Cleveland we still hate to this day.

LeBron James
We don't want to get frustrated because it sticks in your mind too much. We have to work at it and see what we did wrong.

We don't want to get frustrated because it sticks in your mind too much. We have to work at it and see what we did wrong.

LeBron James
We did what we are supposed to. We protected home. We have to try to do it again Thursday night.

We did what we are supposed to. We protected home. We have to try to do it again Thursday night.

LeBron James
We defended. We made them keep tough shots, and we executed offensively.

We defended. We made them keep tough shots, and we executed offensively.

LeBron James
We aren't comfortable. We are not satisfied. We have to stay even-keeled.

We aren't comfortable. We are not satisfied. We have to stay even-keeled.

LeBron James
Warren Buffet told me once and he said always follow your gut. When you have that gut feeling, you have to go with don't go back on it.

Warren Buffet told me once and he said always follow your gut. When you have that gut feeling, you have to go with don't go back on it.

LeBron James
Volleyball, I could be pretty good. After a few practices I could be that striker, or whatever they call it.

Volleyball, I could be pretty good. After a few practices I could be that striker, or whatever they call it.

LeBron James
Tonight we had our chances but we ran out of talent.

Tonight we had our chances but we ran out of talent.

LeBron James
To be honest, the play that was drawn up, I scratched it. I just told coach, 'Give me the ball.' We're either going to go to overtime or I'm going to win it for us. It was that simple.

To be honest, the play that was drawn up, I scratched it. I just told coach, 'Give me the ball.' We're either going to go to overtime or I'm going to win it for us. It was that simple.

LeBron James
This is a proud moment for our city. This is the first time we have won a Finals game in this city, and I'm happy to be part of the history.

This is a proud moment for our city. This is the first time we have won a Finals game in this city, and I'm happy to be part of the history.

LeBron James
They jumped on us. They were the aggressor. They had us on our heels from the beginning.

They jumped on us. They were the aggressor. They had us on our heels from the beginning.

LeBron James
They continue to criticize me for my outside shooting, but I continue to make outside shots.

They continue to criticize me for my outside shooting, but I continue to make outside shots.

LeBron James
These fans here are unbelievable. They showed up and showed out tonight. We needed every little bit of it.

These fans here are unbelievable. They showed up and showed out tonight. We needed every little bit of it.

LeBron James
There's that moment every morning when you look in the mirror: Are you committed, or are you not?

There's that moment every morning when you look in the mirror: Are you committed, or are you not?

LeBron James
There's no reason to play in the NBA if you don't believe you can win it all.

There's no reason to play in the NBA if you don't believe you can win it all.

LeBron James
There's no encyclopedia or book about parenthood. You learn on the fly.

There's no encyclopedia or book about parenthood. You learn on the fly.

LeBron James
There is no room for Donald Sterling in our league - there is no room for him.

There is no room for Donald Sterling in our league - there is no room for him.

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.

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
There are some teams and logos you see, no matter where you are in the world, and you know exactly who they are and what they mean.

There are some teams and logos you see, no matter where you are in the world, and you know exactly who they are and what they mean.

LeBron James
There are always people always asking you for something. But I feel like I have a foundation. I have a supporting cast where it doesn't bother me too much.

There are always people always asking you for something. But I feel like I have a foundation. I have a supporting cast where it doesn't bother me too much.

LeBron James
The same way you slow me down: … You can’t.

The same way you slow me down: … You can’t.

LeBron James
The only thing on my mind right now is trying to win the whole thing.

The only thing on my mind right now is trying to win the whole thing.

LeBron James
The modern athlete is an individual corporation. I'm not quite sure it's very good for sport, or good for team work, or those different things that sport says it's about. This is about business.

The modern athlete is an individual corporation. I'm not quite sure it's very good for sport, or good for team work, or those different things that sport says it's about. This is about business.

LeBron James
The man above has given me some unbelievable abilities to play the game of basketball. I just try to take advantage of it every night. I got the trust of my teammates and my coaching staff to go in there and let it go.

The man above has given me some unbelievable abilities to play the game of basketball. I just try to take advantage of it every night. I got the trust of my teammates and my coaching staff to go in there and let it go.

LeBron James
The group of guys I have... They are playing off straight motivation.

The group of guys I have... They are playing off straight motivation.

LeBron James
The Greater Man upstairs know when it's my time. Right now isn't the time.

The Greater Man upstairs know when it's my time. Right now isn't the time.

LeBron James
The first time I stepped on an NBA court I became a businessman.

The first time I stepped on an NBA court I became a businessman.

LeBron James
The best thing that ever happened to me was losing last year in the Finals. I had to change.

The best thing that ever happened to me was losing last year in the Finals. I had to change.

LeBron James
The best teacher in life is experience.

The best teacher in life is experience.

LeBron James
That's one of my biggest obstacles. I'm afraid of failure. I want to succeed so bad that I become afraid of failing.

That's one of my biggest obstacles. I'm afraid of failure. I want to succeed so bad that I become afraid of failing.

LeBron James
That's crazy, because I had no idea what the word 'contraction' meant before I saw it on the Internet.

That's crazy, because I had no idea what the word 'contraction' meant before I saw it on the Internet.

LeBron James
That's all our team is about. If we stop people, we're the most athletic team in this whole tournament and we can get out and get easy buckets.

That's all our team is about. If we stop people, we're the most athletic team in this whole tournament and we can get out and get easy buckets.

LeBron James
That team across the way, you tip your hat to them. They did a great job. It showed in these Finals.

That team across the way, you tip your hat to them. They did a great job. It showed in these Finals.

LeBron James
Teams make it tough on us, we make it tough on them. When you have two well coached teams that wanna win, it's going to be a competitive game.

Teams make it tough on us, we make it tough on them. When you have two well coached teams that wanna win, it's going to be a competitive game.

LeBron James
Steph is scary. I've never seen anyone who can shoot the ball off the dribble like him. He got it going in 4th. Every game is different.

Steph is scary. I've never seen anyone who can shoot the ball off the dribble like him. He got it going in 4th. Every game is different.

LeBron James
Sometimes the coaches tell me to be selfish, but my game won't let me be selfish.

Sometimes the coaches tell me to be selfish, but my game won't let me be selfish.

LeBron James
Sometimes in the past when I played something might make me lose focus, or I would go home after a game where I thought I could have played better and I would let it hang over my head for a long time when it shouldn't.

Sometimes in the past when I played something might make me lose focus, or I would go home after a game where I thought I could have played better and I would let it hang over my head for a long time when it shouldn't.

LeBron James
Once you squeeze toothpaste out, you can't put it back into the tube. The same is true with our words. Once we say something hurtful, we can't take it back

Once you squeeze toothpaste out, you can't put it back into the tube. The same is true with our words. Once we say something hurtful, we can't take it back

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.

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
No place is better than Akron.

No place is better than Akron.

LeBron James
My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball. I didn't realize that four years ago. I do now.

My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball. I didn't realize that four years ago. I do now.

LeBron James
My mom and I have always been there for each other. We had some tough times, but she was always there for me.

My mom and I have always been there for each other. We had some tough times, but she was always there for me.

LeBron James
My favorite thing about being a father is just seeing my kids grow and do some of the same things that I did when I was a kid, man.

My favorite thing about being a father is just seeing my kids grow and do some of the same things that I did when I was a kid, man.

LeBron James
My family is happy. That makes my job a lot easier. For the fans, I try to put it all out there on the floor.

My family is happy. That makes my job a lot easier. For the fans, I try to put it all out there on the floor.

LeBron James
My dream has become a reality now, and it's the best feeling I've ever had.

My dream has become a reality now, and it's the best feeling I've ever had.

LeBron James
Messi is the best player in the world. If he's not already, he'll be the best footballer of all time.

Messi is the best player in the world. If he's not already, he'll be the best footballer of all time.

LeBron James
Maybe the ones burning my jersey were never LeBron fans anyway.

Maybe the ones burning my jersey were never LeBron fans anyway.

LeBron James
Maybe my pain was my motivation.

Maybe my pain was my motivation.

LeBron James
Man, meeting Michael Jordan for me was like.. black Jesus walking towards me. It was overwhelming to me to finally meet the guy I've looked up to my whole life.

Man, meeting Michael Jordan for me was like.. black Jesus walking towards me. It was overwhelming to me to finally meet the guy I've looked up to my whole life.

LeBron James
Losing a basketball game hurts but when you see what you've been through, you look on it and say well if this is the worst thing that can happen to me, then I'm okay.

Losing a basketball game hurts but when you see what you've been through, you look on it and say well if this is the worst thing that can happen to me, then I'm okay.

LeBron James
Know that I'm better solo. I invented solo.

Know that I'm better solo. I invented solo.

LeBron James
Just wanted to inspire my teammates. Obviously, I didn't do enough.

Just wanted to inspire my teammates. Obviously, I didn't do enough.

LeBron James
Just because we are back home, don't get comfortable. Have that same uptight feeling like it's just us against everyone.

Just because we are back home, don't get comfortable. Have that same uptight feeling like it's just us against everyone.

LeBron James
James also revealed he and his teammates smoked marijuana one night after getting access to a hotel room in Akron.

James also revealed he and his teammates smoked marijuana one night after getting access to a hotel room in Akron.

LeBron James
It's not just straight-line speed. He's got the agility and the quickness to go with it. His vision on the field is phenomenal. It just opens the playbook so much as a coach that I'm really looking forward to it.

It's not just straight-line speed. He's got the agility and the quickness to go with it. His vision on the field is phenomenal. It just opens the playbook so much as a coach that I'm really looking forward to it.

LeBron James
It's hard to win in the league, because every team is good, they got players on their team. A lot harder than high school. It's competitive, and that's what I most love about it.

It's hard to win in the league, because every team is good, they got players on their team. A lot harder than high school. It's competitive, and that's what I most love about it.

LeBron James
It's always a struggle growing up in Akron.

It's always a struggle growing up in Akron.

LeBron James
It's a lot of talent sitting in suits.

It's a lot of talent sitting in suits.

LeBron James
It's a humbling experience for me to be in this position.

It's a humbling experience for me to be in this position.

LeBron James
It would be easier if I didn't even make the playoffs, it would hurt less. But then I start thinking about how much fun it is.

It would be easier if I didn't even make the playoffs, it would hurt less. But then I start thinking about how much fun it is.

LeBron James
In this fall - this is very tough - in this fall I'm going to take my talents to South Beach and join the Miami Heat.

In this fall - this is very tough - in this fall I'm going to take my talents to South Beach and join the Miami Heat.

LeBron James
In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have.

In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have.

LeBron James
In fourth grade, I missed 82 days of school. Out of 160.

In fourth grade, I missed 82 days of school. Out of 160.

LeBron James
If you put everything together as far as my mind, my body, my game. If you put everything in one bottle, this is probably the best I've been.

If you put everything together as far as my mind, my body, my game. If you put everything in one bottle, this is probably the best I've been.

LeBron James
If they are the league ain't doing a good job of it.

If they are the league ain't doing a good job of it.

LeBron James