LeBron James will be forever remembered as one of the greatest players in NBA history, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t also make a huge impact on the NBA.
LeBron James is the most popular athlete in history and it’s hard to believe he didn, too.
In honor of James’ induction into the NBA Hall of Fame, Bleacher Sports spoke with LeBron James about what it was like to be on the court as a player, his favorite game and what his next step will be in his career.
What was the moment you got the call from the Cavs to be in the Hall of Famer’s class?
I got the phone call that LeBron was going to be inducted into the Hall at 6 p.m. on January 9, 2021.
It was a very nice moment for me because I knew that there would be a lot of pressure to be there.
The pressure was enormous and I was ready for it.
It made me feel really good because it was the most incredible honor I’ve ever been given.2.
What game did you play the most?
It was probably basketball.
I loved playing basketball.
When I was young, I always loved to play in the backyard.
It’s kind of a natural thing.
When you’re younger, you learn the game from your peers and you kind of look up to other players who are better than you.
So I loved that.3.
Who was your favorite player to play against?
I don’t know if you can say I was the best player to ever play against because there’s so many great players in the game.
I played against some of the best players of all time.
I was just so excited when I got the opportunity to play them.4.
Who were some of your favorite NBA players of your youth?
A lot of my childhood heroes are guys like Shaquille O’Neal, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kareem Rush.
But it’s the guys who came after that are just so fun to play with.
I always liked to go out there and play with some of my old teammates because they’re so fun guys.5.
What’s next for you?
Right now, I’m just trying to get my career started.
I just want to prove to the world that I’m not just some crazy dude out there.
I’m a good dude.
I want to help people out.6.
Who are your favorite players in basketball history?
I really love Kareem (Abdul-Jabs).
It’s just so hard to say, but my favorite player is definitely (Hakeem) Abdul-Kidd.
He’s one of my favorite players of my whole career.
I have a lot respect for him because he’s just a great player and a great guy.7.
Who’s your favorite person in basketball?
Probably (LeBron) James.
My favorite player of all-time is probably Kareem.
My wife loves him.
I really like Kareem because he was so humble and a real tough guy.8.
What do you think about the game’s current state?
I just think it’s crazy.
It doesn’t matter if you’re in the playoffs or not, it’s always going to affect the game at some point.
The league has gotten to a point where it’s just going to get more and more physical.
We’re getting to the point where the referees aren’t going to just be there to look out for each other.
They’re going to start giving penalties.
It just doesn’t make sense to me.9.
What are some of NBA players you would want to play alongside LeBron James?
LeBron James is probably my favorite.
He has that toughness and he has a good sense of humor.
He also has a lot more personality than me.
I would love to play him.10.
What were your favorite games growing up?
I loved the Knicks.
The Lakers and the Clippers were my favorites.
The Knicks and the Lakers were my favorite teams.
But, for me, it was probably the Bulls.
I had a good childhood and I got to go to some amazing times growing up.11.
What is your favorite memory from your childhood?
I think I’m the biggest memory of my life is my mom.
She was such a strong mom and she always put her family first.
It definitely was my favorite childhood.
I grew up in the Bay Area and my mom’s family was very close to me growing up and she was a strong woman who was also a great mother.
I think I was probably one of those kids who just grew up with the right amount of pressure and I think that’s what really made me want to do well academically.12.
What would you say to your kids if they asked you if you wanted to play the NBA?
I would say to my kids, if you want to be a professional athlete, just make it to