I never thought I would be talking about basketball.
But I knew it was time.
LeBron James was playing in the NBA.
I knew what was going to happen.
I saw the first time a player made a jump shot from the line.
I felt like I was in the movie “Birdman,” in which a character shoots a basketball from the corner and it hits the net.
I thought, this is how it was going in my NBA life.
I’m a player, too.
And I’ve played in the biggest games, with the biggest stars, with everything.
But this is not basketball.
LeBron was not in that moment.
This was not a game.
I could not be in a game, LeBron said.
He was not going to be in the game.
When I was a kid, my mom would always talk about basketball and basketball players.
She would tell me, “If you could see them at the game, you’d see that it’s all about basketball.”
That’s the way I saw it.
I had a lot of respect for those guys.
LeBron, on the other hand, did not.
He did not want to be there.
It was just not the right time.
He had a few years left, and it wasn’t a good time for him.
So LeBron took it upon himself to take control.
That’s what he did.
That is why he is so successful.
He didn’t care about anything other than basketball.
He’s not afraid of anything.
He wanted to play.
That was it.
It wasn’t until his first year as a star, LeBron was out of the league, that he felt he could have a career.
So he went back to playing.
He played through injuries.
And after that, he started taking care of business.
When he was at Ohio State, he was one of the top players in the nation.
He averaged more than 30 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks a game in the Big Ten Conference.
He is one of only two players in NCAA history to have two 30-point games and three 40-point outings in a single season.
The other is Mike Conley, who has three 40 points games in a season.
Now, I can’t talk about LeBron, but I can talk about how he is the greatest.
He will always be remembered as one of those great players who did not just play, but excelled.
LeBron has been honored by the NBA Hall of Fame and has been voted as a finalist for the award four times.
He holds four championships, two of which are NBA Finals MVPs.
He has won the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award twice, as well as the Most Valued Player Award once.
He led the league in scoring three times, rebounds once and assists once.
In his career, he averaged more points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks than any player in the history of the NBA and was voted as one the greatest players of all time.
The Cleveland Cavaliers won three NBA championships in a row in his four seasons.
LeBron is the second-most decorated player in NBA history.
He earned his second MVP award after leading the Cavaliers to a title in 2007.
He also earned a sixth consecutive NBA Finals ring in 2012, winning it with a triple-double.
In the playoffs, LeBron averaged 20.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 6.2 assists a game for the Cavaliers.
He finished his career averaging 26.2 points, 10.7 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.3 steals in a championship season for the first two times.
That would have been the highest scoring season of any player who ever played.
I am so thankful to have been part of his journey, LeBron James said in 2016.
I never had a chance to have a big impact on the game in my own career.
I played in a lot more than basketball, and the most important thing is, you have to be here to enjoy the moment.
And that’s what I’m doing now.
I enjoy the moments.
I think they are special.
You want to have fun and you want to feel like you can do something special.
I feel like I’m enjoying the moment, and I feel blessed to be able to share it with people.
So, now, it is time to enjoy my career.
We have to have another great season and another great championship.
But right now, we have to celebrate.