LeBron James is widely considered one of the greatest players in NBA history. Among some he is considered the greatest to ever take the court. But no matter how you feel about the man, it’s hard to deny the greatness that is LeBron James.
LeBron James’s career puts him just near the top of any ranking. However there is one thing he thinks he should get more credit for doing. On the latest episode of his talk show The Shop Uninterrupted James explained one thing that annoys him is when people don’t talk about him among the best scorers in league history.
The conversation starts around the 18:10 mark and LeBron states “When they talk about the best scorers of all time, they never mention my name. It pisses me off. They never bring my name into it”.
Despite not having a score-first mindset, James doesn’t think that should disqualify him from this discussion. “I’m not like a natural scorer. I love getting my guys involved, I’ve always been that way”.
James also discussed what motivates him on the court. One thing he admitted was how much focusing on LeBron haters fuels him any time he needs more motivation in a game.
“I go out on the floor during warm ups and I’ll just be looking for a LeBron hater. I just need one of them. I’ll be like ‘Please let me find this one LeBron hater. I need it.’ In the crowd for warm ups, it’s like 20 minutes before the game starts and I’m just looking like ‘Oh I found this motherf–ker. Oh yeah, I’m ready. I’m gonna be ready to go tonight'”.
James’ 27.06 points per game currently rank as the fifth-best in NBA history. He has just one scoring title to his name, but the consistency is what has set him apart from the rest of the field. The Lakers star is averaging 28.8 points per game in his age 37 season. He has proven that even Father Time is struggling to slow him down. He is no doubt one of the greatest facilitators in the history of the game.
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