LeBron James Reveals Toughest Moment In His Career
LeBron has failed
LeBron James has had some great moments in his professional basketball career.
He was the 2004 Rookie of the Year. He was voted in to be an NBA All-Star Starter in his second season. He led the Cleveland Cavaliers to the NBA Finals in his fourth season. And he won the MVP title in his sixth NBA season.
And he achieved all of these things before turning 25 (FYI LeBron has claimed even more accolades since then).
That’s super impressive!
But even though it may seem like his career has been perfect, the truth is, it hasn’t.
He has faced adversity. He has failed.
For instance, in his fourth season, he led his team to the Finals, as I mentioned earlier. But what I didn’t tell you was he and the Cavs were swept by the San Antonio Spurs that series.
Sorry for deceiving you.
I also mentioned that he won the MVP title in his sixth NBA season, at 24 years old.
But this season, he failed to lead his team past the Eastern Conference Finals against Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic.
However, the worst moment in his career was when he and the super Miami Heat squad came up short against the Dallas Mavericks in 2011.
During a Twitter Q&A, LeBron was asked what his toughest moment was in his career and how he was able to get over that obstacle.
“Losing in the finals to Dallas after playing like [sh*t]!! I hit the reset button, went back to the basics, worked on things in my game I needed to get better at so the defense couldn't just sit on 1 thing. Hours & hours & hours everyday in the off season on it. Came back [locked] in!”
The following season, Lebron and team came back stronger and better and won the NBA championship.
They repeated again the following season, winning back-to-back Larry O’Brien trophies.
LeBron continued to face adversity after achieving glory. But he always found a way to improve and rise above.
He’s currently in a downturn right now, so it’ll be interesting to see what he achieves in the next couple of years, especially since he’s getting up there in age.
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