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LeBron James
LeBron James
Position: F
Born: 12/30/84
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Salary: $35,654,150
He has a teammate who is Nike’s most prominent active athlete. LeBron James played a little coy when asked what he thought about Ball possibly joining Nike’s ranks. “Whatever the kid decides to do, whatever brand he comes with next — if it’s with Nike obviously we would welcome him,” James told The Times. “I would definitely welcome him. I love the kid regardless of what shoes he had on. But we shall see.”
To James, last week’s separation meant more than Ball’s next shoe deal. “I love the fact that he’s taking control of his [stuff],” James said. “I mean, he’s, that’s what’s really, really dope to me. Once I saw that story I just seen a kid turning into a man. ‘This is my career and I’m taking this. I done had enough with — whatever. I done had enough. Whatever. If I’m not going to be successful, I’m not going to be successful on my terms.’ I saw a lot of that. We’ll see.” He added with a smile: “I mean he plays well when he has on Nikes.”
LeBron’s dealt with a difficult first season in Los Angeles, at least on the floor. How have you analyzed his year? Dwyane Wade: LeBron’s not a guy that is accustom to losing and not making the playoffs. Obviously, man, those 18 games that he was out hurt with them, it’s kind of a wash. You can’t even really talk about him not making the playoffs, because of that. They was the fourth seed when he went out. It’s unfortunate.
With the playoffs already out of the picture, LeBron James and the Lakers played for pride in Sunday’s 111-106 win over the Sacramento Kings — and to appease the mythical basketball gods. “I would never cheat myself,” James told Spectrum SportsNet in his on-court interview, after recording his eighth triple-double of the season (and 81st of his career) with 29 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. “I know we’re out the playoff race, but if I’m on the court, I’m going to play how I play, and I play to win. So, I will never cheat the game.
13 hours ago via ESPN
“When I’m on the floor, I’ve got to play the game no matter what our circumstances is, no matter how many minutes I’m out on the floor, through the basketball gods, I’ve always respected the basketball gods,” he said. “If I’m on the floor, I’ve got to try to play as hard as I can or do something to affect the game and not cheat the game. So, if I’m on the floor, if I’m in uniform, then I’ve got to try to make things happen. “Not saying I’m going to make every shot, not saying I’m going to make every play or not have any turnovers. But just try to make an impact on the game and, like I said, I was on the floor tonight, and I was able to make a couple plays to help make our team win.”
13 hours ago via ESPN