LeBron James: In His Own Words
Series: In Their Own Words
Published by: Agate Publishing
- Published: December 2023
Get inside the head of LeBron James: basketball star, activist, philanthropist, and one of the most influential athletes in the world.
This collection of quotes has been curated from LeBron James’s numerous public statements—interviews, social media posts, television appearances, and more. It’s a comprehensive picture of his legacy as one of the world’s most recognizable and influential athletes. The quotes in the collection touch on sports, community, life lessons, opportunity, equality, justice, and more.
LeBron James’s meteoric rise to basketball fame started when he was just a teenager, being billed by Sports Illustrated as “The Chosen One” while he was still playing for his high school team in Akron, Ohio. He became the top overall selection for the 2003 NBA draft and signed an unprecedented $90 million endorsement deal with Nike before he ever played a professional game. James spent the first seven years of his career playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers, with whom he would establish himself as a premier player in the league before going on to play for the Miami Heat and the L.A. Lakers. His unmatched athleticism and drive have led to multiple NBA championships, MVP awards, Olympic gold medals, and more points scored than anyone else in the history of professional basketball. Off the court, he has spoken up for racial equality, founded a school for at-risk children in his hometown, launched multiple media companies, and even tried his hand at acting.
Since emerging on the global stage, James has become a source of inspiration for people all over the world. Now, LeBron James: In His Own Words offers a unique look into the mind of one of the world’s most influential athletes by collecting over 400 of his most insightful quotes to create a comprehensive picture of LeBron James and his legacy for readers everywhere.