Good Morning America: LeBron James After His Contract With The Heat
Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts sat down with LeBron James for an interview in his hometown, where he opened up about his personal life. Right now, LeBron is happy being in Miami and winning two championships in a row. He isn’t too concerned right now about what is going to happen when his contract with the Miami Heat runs out, saying that he will cross that bridge when he reaches it. Being happy with where he is at makes showing up every day for practice a lot easier.
GMA: LeBron James On Being A Professional Athlete
LeBron James takes being a professional athlete very seriously, saying that you can’t take it for granted because there are not that many that make it. The day he signed up for the league, he knew that this is the longest shortest career that you can have. Your clock starts winding as soon as you sign up. After he’s done, LeBron said that he is going to have another 45 years left to live, if he is lucky.
Good Morning America: LeBron James On Being A Role Model
With what is going on with Alex Rodriguez and his suspension for the use of performance-enhancing drugs, LeBron James said on Good Morning America that it sends a very bad message to the general public about professional athletes. To LeBron, Alex’s drug use tells the the kids that are looking to follow in their footsteps that it is okay to use them, when in reality, it is not. LeBron thinks that it is up to athletes to do what’s right and be a role model.
For LeBron, his mother was his biggest role model, having kept him from the outside world like she did. He had no idea how she managed to keep him pure for so long, and he still hasn’t asked her how she did it, but he still thanks her for it every day. In addition, Michael Jordan also served as an inspiration, making him want to fly through the air, make game-winning shots, and stick his tongue out.