If I were a
general manager there are only four or five NBA players that I wouldn’t
trade to get him right now.”
“At this age
LeBron is better than anybody I’ve ever seen in 37 years in this
business, including Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant and Tracy McGrady. I’m
willing to bet my company’s millions that he will meet those high
best friends. I brought him up to be his own man, to make good decisions.
He hasn’t let me down.”
want it for the money or for the fame like everybody thinks. He wants
to play [in the NBA] because that’s his dream.”
“I believe LeBron
James would start on any NBA team today.”
"He's not intimidated
by anyone. He has that swagger that most of the great ones have."
"He's the quickest
study I've ever been around. He knows immediately when he makes a mistake."
the best high school player I’ve ever seen. I’m very guarded
about saying that, because the last thing he needs is more hype. But I
have never seen a better one.”
"I watch him
every chance I get. I'm a big fan of his—what he stands for, how
he conducts himself, how he's such a team player. He tries to play the
right way. We don't have enough of that in the NBA."
"He seems to
be an awfully nice kid. He seems to be shouldering the responsibilities
well, and he seems to be understanding that his game can speak for itself.
He hasn't disappointed us."
the exception to almost every rule. His maturity is the thing that's the
most startling about him. His basketball sense has gotten him to where
"Forget the talent
and the athletic ability, it's his maturity that's light-years ahead."
about LeBron's ability. He is the best player I have ever seen at this
“In order for
him to go down as a great player, he needs to show leadership on a championship
“He breaks you
down because he is such a great player.”
“He's a very nice guy.”
“LeBron brings out the best in me, and I bring out the best in him.”
“When I see LeBron James, I see the best and most dominant player in the game.”
“He’s one of a kind. One of a kind.”
“The way I've seen him improve in just the two years I've been around him, I've seen the maturation the whole time, and it's a scary thought because it's not going to stop. It's a freight train right now.”
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