The NBA superstar "thanks" his father for not being a part of his life. Growing up with just his mother, Gloria, helped mold James into the man he is today.
Here is a snipit of the interview James gave GQ about his dad:
"Like, 'Wow, Dad, you know what, I don't know you, I have no idea who you are, but because of you is part of the reason who I am today.' The fuel that I use—you not being there—it's part of the reason I grew up to become who I am. It's part of the reason why I want to be hands-on with my endeavors. And be able to put my guys that's with me now in position. Like Maverick Carter, my right-hand guy in my business. Rich Paul, my agent. Randy Mims, my friend—he's my manager, you know. So me in a position allowing people around me to grow, that maybe wouldn't have happened if I had two parents, two sisters, a dog, and a picket fence, you know?"
Late Wednesday, James tweeted the following words from his Instagram account:
Because of you Pops! Thanks all along. Could have said why me with u not being there but look what I made of myself. Thanks to Huffington Post for the graphic. #StriveForGreatness
The article also touches on the infamous Decision as well as the backlash it received. James says the Decision helped him grow as a man, a professional, a father, and at the time, as a boyfriend.
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