In a 19-point road loss Tuesday night to the Portland Trail Blazers, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar forward LeBron James managed just 11 points on twelve shot attempts, as he focused on getting others involved in the offense.

And try as he might to inspire his teammates to play unselfishly, James says it will take a while.

LeBron notices the many poor habits that Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters and company have developed over the years, hooping on losing squads.

Per the NOMG:

“There’s a lot of bad habits, a lot of bad habits been built up the past couple years,” James said. “When you play that style of basketball, it takes a lot to get it up out of you.”

 

“I’m trying to do other things, to try to instill what it takes to win,” James said. “My mission is not a one-game thing. We have to do multiple things to win. […] I think a lot of people get it misconstrued on what it takes to win, you know just scoring or just going out and trying to will it yourself,” he added.

 

“A lot of guys that’s gonna help us win ultimately haven’t played a lot of meaningful basketball games in our league,” James said.