• 8 LeBron James Quotes to Help You Find the King Within
  • On mindset
  • On authenticity
  • On commitment
  • On responsibility
  • On teamwork
  • On honesty
  • On identity
  • On inspiration
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8 LeBron James Quotes to Help You Find the King Within

The NBA star's words of wisdom on motivation, mindset and the path to success.
8 LeBron James Quotes to Help You Find the King Within
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, the most dominant player in his sport, is a living legend with unsurpassable work ethic, passion and loyalty. He has played in front of thousands at his games, won three NBA championships and four NBA MVP awards, and has had uncountable successes in between.

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Despite being a superstar, the Akron, native never lost touch with his roots. Always on the move, his single mother -- 16 when he was born -- often had him stay with basketball coaches and teammates when rent and groceries couldn’t be paid.

LeBron’s innate athleticism was recognizable early on, and his passion for kept him out of trouble. Starting in ninth grade, scouts from the -based IMG athlete agency were watching. His high school basketball games were available on pay-per-view throughout the state, and attracted such large crowds that the local fire department said they were a fire hazard. (The school relocated the matchups to nearby University of Akron’s 6,000 seat stadium.)

LeBron continued to surpass expectations, and never lost his drive to win. The star player is all about teamwork and selfless play, and using his position as both an athlete and a public figure to inspire his fans and fellow citizens to do better, stand up for what they believe in and work harder.

Check out these quotes from the King himself to find and fuel your passion, too.

8 LeBron James Quotes to Help You Find the King Within

On mindset

On mindset
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“I treated it like every day was my last day with a basketball.”

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8 LeBron James Quotes to Help You Find the King Within

On authenticity

On authenticity
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If it's in you, and if it's authentic, then do it. If it's some fake shit, then the people, the kids, they're going to notice it. They know."

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8 LeBron James Quotes to Help You Find the King Within

On commitment

On commitment
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“There’s that moment every morning when you look in the mirror: Are you committed, or are you not?”

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8 LeBron James Quotes to Help You Find the King Within

On responsibility

On responsibility
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“It’s my responsibility. I believe that I was put here for a higher cause. We have people that have been in the higher positions that chose to do it and chose not to do it.”

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8 LeBron James Quotes to Help You Find the King Within

On teamwork

On teamwork
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“I think team first. It allows me to succeed, it allows my team to succeed.”

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8 LeBron James Quotes to Help You Find the King Within

On honesty

On honesty
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"So when you've been around people for a long time, there's no sugarcoating… it's just straight-up, raw, uncut, unfiltered knowledge, truth, passion."

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Related: Intellectual Honesty Is What Defines Great Companies

8 LeBron James Quotes to Help You Find the King Within

On identity

On identity
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"I don't know how tall I am or how much I weigh," he says. "Because I don't want anybody to know my identity.”

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8 LeBron James Quotes to Help You Find the King Within

On inspiration

On inspiration
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“If you're speaking with a knowledgeable, caring, loving, passionate voice, then you can give the people of America and all over the world hope."

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