All eyes will be on Lebron James, as one of basketball’s royalty looks to join an elite class of players to lead a team to three championships in a row. Many think clinching a third title will cement James’ legacy, allowing him to be mentioned among the greats, but Lebron says he’s not worried about what others think about his legacy.
I don’t really care what people say about me, or how people categorize my so called legacy or what they think I should be. I play this game at a high level. I put myself in a position to help our team succeed. I play for my teammates, our team, the city of Miami, my friends and my family. I give it all for that. And at the end of the day, win lose or draw, I’m satisfied with that. I don’t get involved with what people say about me and my legacy. I think it’s actually, kind of stupid.
Lebron may say he doesn’t care what people say about his legacy, but when you’re being mentioned in the same sentence as Michael Jordan, it’s definitely something that you can’t ignore. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t want to be remembered for doing something great and there’s nothing wrong with being cognizant of that.
As much as Lebron thinks this conversation is stupid, it’s one that will be held for years to come, so he might as well get used to it.