LeBron James, the four-time NBA champion, has revealed the one crucial lesson he learned from watching the legendary Michael Jordan play. Speaking in an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl, James said that many players know how to play the game, but they do not know how to play the game. He added that he sees things before they even happen, and that’s one thing he learned from watching Jordan. At the time of the interview, James was only 17, and he was already being touted as a generational superstar who was destined for greatness.
James’ Stellar Career
Over the course of his 20-year career, James lived up to the hype by winning four NBA titles and cementing his legacy as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He was drafted as the first overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2003 NBA draft. He played for the team until 2010 before moving to the Miami Heat and winning two championships. He then returned to the Cavaliers and led them to a championship in 2016 before signing with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018 and winning another title with the team.
James’ revelation about learning from Jordan underscores his deep understanding of the game of basketball. At such a young age, James had a 360-degree perspective of what was happening on the hardwood, and he understood how a player can make his team so much better. That level of understanding and awareness set him apart from many of his peers and helped him achieve the success he has enjoyed over the course of his career.
As James continues to play at an elite level, it will be fascinating to see how his career unfolds and how his legacy will be remembered in the annals of basketball history. However, one thing is clear – his success is a testament to his dedication and hard work. James’ determination to improve his game continually and to understand the nuances of the sport has helped him become one of the greatest players of all time.