The 30 Most Inspiring LeBron James Quotes Ever

LeBron James is arguably the best player in the current generation who brings all sides of basketball into his game which make him virtually unstoppable – he can shoot, dunk, pass, play defence, be a leader, and most importantly carry a team. He plays for the same team he grew up in, Cleveland. Yes, many called him a trader but we think it had more to do with how bad he has always wanted to win, after all, he is a fierce competitor who goes whole heartedly after his dreams. For that, we salute him. Now he’s back to his hometown where his heart has always been. The rough streets of Akron have taught LeBron along with his single mom, many valuable lessons that have never left his side. Patience, overcoming adversity, strong character, hard work and unwavering faith, to name a few. Here is a bigtime list from a bigtime player. The ultimate list that is, of inspiring LeBron James quotes that prove he has the winning mindset and the success formula imprinted in him.


1.) Failure Leads To Success:

“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.” – LeBron James

2.) A LeBron James Quote About Pressure:

“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.” – LeBron James

3.) On How He Learned To Not Get Too Comfortable:

“When I was 5, some financial things happened, and I moved seven times in a year. We moved from apartment to apartment, sometimes living with friends. My mom would always say, ‘Don’t get comfortable, because we may not be here long.'” – LeBron James

4.) Don’t Seek Acceptance, Seek Excellence:

“Once you get on the playing field it’s not about whether you’re liked or not liked. All that matters is to play at a high level and do whatever it takes to help your team win. That’s what it’s about.” LeBron James

5.) A Good Attitude Towards Adversity:

“My father wasn’t around when I was a kid, and I used to always say, ‘Why me? Why don’t I have a father? Why isn’t he around? Why did he leave my mother?’ But as I got older I looked deeper and thought, ‘I don’t know what my father was going through, but if he was around all the time, would I be who I am today?'” – LeBron James

6.) You Your Talents To Make The Best Life Possible:

“I’m going to use all my tools, my God-given ability, and make the best life I can with it.” – LeBron James

7.) Have Good Beliefs About Yourself:

“But ever since I was a kid, I was always the winner.” LeBron James

8.) Thoughts Become Things:

“I have short goals – to get better every day, to help my teammates every day – but my only ultimate goal is to win an NBA championship. It’s all that matters. I dream about it. I dream about it all the time, how it would look, how it would feel. It would be so amazing.” LeBron James

9.) Set Goals, Move Forward, No Matter What Stage Your At:

“As a professional athlete a lot is going to be said about you – but I just try to move forward and try to achieve my goals.” – LeBron James

10.) Give It Your All:

“Every night on the court I give my all, and if I’m not giving 100 percent, I criticize myself.” LeBron James

11.) On Having Fun Working Out With Teammates:

“When you work out or you’re doing anything active, it’s more fun as a group. You may lose track of the time, and the next thing you know, you’re working out for two hours because you’re having fun.” – LeBron James

12.) The Law Of Attraction:

“As a kid, we would drive up and down 77 North – that’s our highway – there would be office buildings on the side of the highway and I’d be like, that’s what my house is going to look like when I get older. I’m going to start making my house look like this.” – LeBron James

13.) Dreams And Nightmares:

“A friend told me ‘I guess you gotta go through a lot of nightmares, before you finally, you know, accomplish your dreams.” – LeBron James

14.) An Opportunist:

“I treated it like every day was my last day with a basketball.” LeBron James

15.) A Vision Surfaced:

“My dream has become a reality, and it’s the best feeling I’ve ever had.” LeBron James

16.) A True Leader:

“I hate letting my teammates down. I know I’m not going to make every shot. Sometimes I try to make the right play, and if it results in a loss, I feel awful. I don’t feel awful because I have to answer questions about it. I feel awful in that locker room because I could have done something more to help my teammates win.” – LeBron James

17.) A LeBron James Quote On Commitment:

“Who I am is what fulfills me and what fulfills the vision I have of a world. 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?” – LeBron James


18.) Self-Worth:

“Everywhere I’ve been, I’ve been the best player. I love being a leader, and I love being the best. I just want to get better. It’s not about being cocky or selfish or anything like that. It’s just how I am.” LeBron James

19.) Put Destiny In Your Hands:

“I just do what I got to do and go out and be myself, on and off the court, and take care of my obligations. That’s generally your own destiny—knowing what you have to take care of.” – LeBron James

20.) On Being A Role Model:

“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 things.” LeBron James

21.) What He Learned From Jay-z:

“I always think back to the Jay Z phrase, and a line he had of, ‘If I shoot you, then I’m brainless. If you shoot me, you’re famous. What am I to do?’ So, that always plays in my head any time I feel like I want to react. I’ve got to keep my brain.” – LeBron James

22.) A Pure Competitor:

“It’s hard for me to congratulate somebody after you just lose to them, I’m a winner. It’s not being a poor sport or anything like that. If somebody beats you up, you’re not going to congratulate them— I’m a competitor. That’s what I do. It doesn’t make sense for me to go over and shake somebody’s hand.” – LeBron James

23.) Your Responsible For You:

“You can’t let nobody run your train.” LeBron James

24.) On Being Forced To Grow Up Fast:

“Being the only man in the household with my mom definitely helped me grow up fast.” – LeBron James

25.) Never Settle:

“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.” LeBron James

26.) Lessons From Warren Buffett:

“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.” LeBron James

27.) Accept The Decisions You Make:

“I always say, decisions I make, I live with them. There’s always ways you can correct them or ways you can do them better. At the end of the day, I live with them.” LeBron James

28.) Accept Failure And Move Forward:

“You have to be able to accept failure to get better.” LeBron James

29.) On Handling Criticism:

“I like criticism. It makes you strong.” LeBron James

30.) On Parenting:

“But now, being a parent, I go home and see my son and I forget about any mistake I ever made or the reason I’m upset. I get home and my son is smiling or he comes running to me. It has just made me grow as an individual and grow as a man.” LeBron James

Bonus LeBron James Quote:

“You know, my family and friends have never been yes-men: ‘Yes, you’re doing the right thing, you’re always right.’ No, they tell me when I’m wrong, and that’s why I’ve been able to stay who I am and stay humble.” – LeBron James

In the comments section below our sources, please let us know which LeBron James quotes inspired you the most, and if you have found a better one not on this list, please let us know! P.S – You Are An Authentic Genius – Find that unique power within…

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