LeBron James Credits Michael Jordan and Penny Hardaway for Switching to Right-Handed Basketball Play

LeBron James, a left-handed person, became a right-handed basketball player due to the influence of his idols Michael Jordan and Penny Hardaway.

James mentioned that he watched both Jordan and Hardaway shoot right-handed and decided to emulate them.

Even though he shoots right-handed, James still considers himself a left-handed person.

James is known for his ambidextrous abilities on the basketball court, able to finish with either hand at the rim.

“I have no idea how I became a right-handed basketball player," LeBron said in 2017. "I think it was probably (because of) Michael Jordan, Penny Hardaway, guys that I looked up to growing up.

"Seeing those guys shoot righty,(I thought), ‘I guess I’ll shoot righty.’ I’m pretty much a left-handed guy. I don't take many of those shots but I'm capable of making those shots.”

“I work on my craft. I work on both hands... But I have no idea why I became a righty. I just thought I guess it looked cool until I got older and I wished I was a lefty because those shots look a lot better.”

LeBron James is considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time and has won four NBA championships in his career.

His “I Promise School” in Akron, Ohio, is a public elementary school that he founded in 2018 to support at-risk youth.