LeBron James: The Bless Man, The Family Man, and, The Man in Basketball

LeBron James is a blessed man!  But we're all blessed in many ways right!?
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Source: GQ Magazine
We just seem to see his blessings more, because he is a celebrity...you know in the public eye.

But he is also a family man with two children and a wife Savannah.

So what makes him the man behind his family, basketball, and what makes his life so bless?

LeBron James tells GQ Magazine, "this thing is more than just basketball."

The Blessed Man LeBron James

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source: GQ Magazine
This thing is about more than just basketball.  I can play basketball with my eyes closed and my hands tied behind my back.  But my mind...the way it starts working once I get to talking, someone would have to turn my switch off. 

One thing that bothers me is when people say, "You've change."  First of all, I have not.  I still have my instincts and Akron is still there. 

I have changed says, LeBron James.  That's a good thing.  I'm 29, married with a family, so of course I have changed.  The problem is you haven't changed and that's why you dislike what I do.  I'm sick of hearing "you've change" as a criticism.  I have tried to better myself and change is not a bad thing.  I think the one downfall for all African Americans for sure is thinking "you've change" is a bad thing.

One person I want to thank for all my success is my father.  Well, it's not actually a thanks.  More of a conversation.  I have no ideal where my dad is, but because of him, I am who I am today.  The fuel that I use, because you were not there is part of the reason I grew up to become who I am today.  It's part of the reason why I want to be hands on with my endeavors.  Winning is my drug!  I just want more and more!
The Family Man LeBron James
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I have a career of ten years in the NBA and possible ten more to go.  My drive to be the greatest basketball player ever is very high.  Here's why...

Everything is fantastic right now.  I have a Miami mansion, a beautiful wife and two sons.  I have cars and more money than any other American athlete besides Floyd Mayweather.  I have won four of the five past NBA MVP Awards.

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Wife Savannah is not the type to do some wife dance to impress the people.  She will avoid making eye contact if she can get away with it.  She's the serious one.  LeBron is the funny one, the charismatic, and cool one.  They've been together since high school in Akron.  Way before he became King James. 

Fatherhood is a lot like sports.  Being a leader of my household, a leader of Miami, a leader of Team USA.  It's the same exact thing.  You can sense when a guy is frustrated maybe doesn't feel involved enough in the offense.  At the end of the day we all have one common goal and that's to be great. 

The Man in Basketball
But being excellent at absolutely everything like this, it carries responsibility.  Whether on the court or off the court, the weight is always there.  People pay to see a superhero and see history to be made. 
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There's a battle between what I should do and what I want to do.  If I really wanted to I could average thirty-five points a game, but then it wouldn't be me.  My instincts tell me when I see my teammate open, even if I don't have a great shot I should pass the ball to him, but my mind sometimes be like SHOOT IT...

During LeBron James senior year of high school he averaged 31.6 points, 9.6 rebounds, 4.6 assists, and 3.4 steals per game.  But he says the thing that really happened back then was a team, who considered to be his family.  He says his friends would come over to his place in the projects, where his mom paid $22 a month in rent in a tiny apartment. 

Everyone wanted to hang there, says LeBron James.  It was like a family reunion every single day.  We played video games and goofed around.  They came there to my house, because they loved my mom and they say because of me.  Randy Mims who played the role as a big brother back in the day for LeBron James, is now his day-to-day manager.  Mims says LeBron was born charisma  and that made everyone wanted to be around him.  

LeBron James tells Fox News,

Every time I come up here and talk to you guys or I do something, you know, very well on the basketball floor or off the floor, my city is rewarded by that.  My family is reward by that, my friends are reward by that, the kids and all the kids in the world that look up to me are rewarded by that.  That's enough to get me by.  Everything else is extra credit. 

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