LeBron James Quotes to Motivate and Inspire You

On3 imageby:Dan Morrison04/25/22


Lebron James is one of the greatest athletes of all time. Still, James has more than his fair share of haters. It’s a heavy is the head that wears the crown, kind of thing, and Lebron is King James, after all. LeBron James was the first overall pick, straight out of high school in 2003 by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Over the course of his career, he’s had two stints in Cleveland, spent time with the Miami Heat, and now plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. During that long career, James has been an 18-time all-star, four-time NBA champion, and four-time league MVP. He, undoubtedly, will go into the Hall of Fame. On top of being an insanely talented player, though, Lebron James has revolutionized the amount of freedom of movement that players have and changed the way the NBA does business on and off the floor.

Determined to play with his son, Bronny James, LeBron’s career marches on. Here are just a few of the best quotes from LeBron James.

10 Best Quotes From LeBron James

  1. “I hear that word pressure all the time. 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.”
  2. “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.”
  3. “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.”
  4. “Greatness is defined by how much you want to put into what you do.”
  5. “Maybe my pain was motivation.”
  6. “I like criticism. It makes you strong.”
  7. “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.”
  8. “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?”
  9. “Your hate makes me stronger.”
  10. “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.”

Inspirational Quotes From 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.”
  • “Nothing is given. Everything is earned.”
  • “People will hate you, rate you, shake you, and break you. But how strong you stand is what makes you.”
  • “But sports carried me away from being in a gang or being associated with drugs. Sports was my way out.”
  • “I’m going to use all my tools, my God-given ability, and make the best life I can with it.”

Leadership Quotes From LeBron James

  • “I think team first. It allows me to succeed, it allows my team to succeed.”
  • “Every night on the court I give my all, and if I’m not giving 100 percent, I criticize myself.”
  • “Once you become a professional athlete or once you do anything well, then you’re automatically a role model…I have no problem being a role model, I love it. I have kids looking up to me and hopefully, I inspire these kids to do good thing.”
  • “My game is really played above time. I don’t say that like I’m saying I’m ahead of my time.”

Funny Quotes From James

  • “Not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, not seven (NBA championships)…”
  • “I’m like a superhero. Call me Basketball Man.”
  • “With all due respect, this idea is just straight up bad. That algorithm is busted.”

Team Attitude Quotes From LeBron James

  • “I laugh and joke, but I don’t get distracted very easily.”
  • “A LeBron James team is never desperate.”
  • “When you have that respect from your teammates, it makes it a lot more comfortable.”
  • “I treated it like every day was my last day with a basketball.”
  • “When you have one of the best players on the court being unselfish, I think that transfers to the other players.”

Success Quotes From James

  • “Sometimes your best effort just isn’t good enough.”
  • “There’s no reason to play in the NBA if you don’t believe you can win it all.”
  • “All the people that were rooting on me to fail, at the end of the day, they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today. They have the same personal problems they had today. I’m going to continue to live the way I want to live and continue to do the things that I want to do with me and my family and be happy with that.”
  • “Something just doesn’t pop under your nose; you have to work for it.”
  • “The first time I stepped on an NBA court I became a businessman.”