LeBron: ‘I don’t want to go ringchasing, as I call it’

Here’s an interview with LeBron James for ESPN The Magazine from early 2006. Excerpts:

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

It’s also important to me to make the team I’m on now the best. I don’t want to go ring-chasing, as I call it; you know, going to a team that’s already pretty established and trying to win a ring with them. I want to stay with the Cavs and build a champion. And I feel like we’re on our way.

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

Part of being considered the best is having rivalries. I don’t have any at this point. Rivalries start in the playoffs. I tell you what, I’ll be happy for it to start.

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

Now I’m at a point where I feel like every time we play, we’re going to win. I’m not saying I know we’re going to win a championship this year. That takes time. It took Jordan seven years, Shaq eight. If we keep getting better, I don’t think I’ll have to wait eight years.

Such a confused lad.

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