LeBron Quote Compendium: A Man Of His Words

Before they’re sucked into a credit card-retrievable-only archival vortex, I humbly submit a somewhat comprehensive compendium of LeBron James quotes - replete with cited and (soon-perishable) linked source material.

LeBron James in 2006: I don't want to go ring-chasing

Along with the extensive selection below, I’ve spiced in some of my own most memorable recitations of the man’s worldly wisdom.

LeBron on his first practice with the Heat:

Quote:
“That’s just me. Being around new teammates, you don’t want to wear out your welcome on Day 1. But I just can’t hold it back because my leadership skills won’t allow me to do that.”

LeBron on how difficult it was leaving Cleveland:

Quote:
“It was a tough decision, because I know how loyal I am.”

LeBron greeting an ESPN commentator on Twitter:

Quote:
“Shout out to Kurt Herbstriet also(may have spelled last name). ESPNU”

LeBron on what he does best off the court:

Quote:
“You know, softball is the other sport I do besides basketball.”

LeBron salutes his favorite ESPN commentator on Twitter:

Quote:
“Shout out and much love to @jalenrose! He know why”

LeBron on being more aggressive with the ball:

Quote:
“Sometimes the coaches tell me to be selfish, but my game won’t let me be selfish.”

LeBron on what his role is for the team:

Quote:
“I’ve always been a leader. I’ve always kind of been the tallest person on the team when I was younger, but always kind of the smartest. I was ahead of my time. I wasn’t always the oldest, I kind of was the youngest on the team.”

LeBron on being a leader:

Quote:
“Everywhere I’ve been, I’ve been the best player. I love being a leader, and I love being the best. It’s not about being cocky or selfish or anything like that. It’s just how I am.”

LeBron on sharing the ball:

Quote:
“I love sharing the ball with my teammates. I see a lot of things before my teammates see them.”

LeBron about girlfriend Savannah, his baby mama:

Quote:
“A person like myself always needs a great sidekick. And she’s that.”

LeBron James in 2006: I don't want to go ring-chasing

LeBron on facing playoff elimination in Game 6 vs Celtics:

Quote:
“A LeBron James team is never desperate.”

LeBron on the city of Cleveland:

Quote:
“We didn’t actually like Cleveland. We hated Cleveland growing up. There’s a lot of people in Cleveland we still hate to this day.”

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