Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 at 5:26 pm  |  15 responses

Video: LeBron James ‘Very Optimistic’ of NBA Season

Bron says the NBA will be back.

In the midst of all the negativity and pessimism regarding the NBA lockout, LeBron James, who hasn’t said much – if anything at all – about the lockout, sat down with the Associated Press yesterday while at a charity event in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. The seven-time NBA All-Star said that he is so optimistic about a 2011-12 NBA season that he is currently not even considering offers to play overseas. “I’m optimistic that we will have a season this year. Very optimistic,” said James. He also mentioned that he’s been in Houston this summer working with NBA great Hakeem Olajuwon. In what could be considered his first real interview with the media this offseason, James gives the basketball world much needed enthusiasm.

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  • c.a.

    This from the guy that said teams should be contracted, and the next day said ‘I don’t even know what the word contraction means’.


  • rog23

    Jeeze the dude says something to boost our spirits and people^^^ still hate on the guy. Just wow.

  • SikhWitIt

    By “very optimistic,” he means “75% sure” the season will go on as planned.

  • c.a.

    rog23; to boost our spirits? you mean us people, that have to go back to the same awful lives the next day….

  • tdot

    Lebron is a great player, but he is, however, a moron…I’m doubtful he even knows what the word “optimistic” means.

  • RoG23

    c.a.: that comment lebron made didnt offend me at all because it was directed towards his haters. but i can see why it would bother you… hater.

  • RoG23

    idk about c.a. but i want an nba season this fall. so when i hear ANY player (whether its kobe, bron, durant or rose) sound optimistic about the upcoming season, it boosts my spirits.

  • http://www.specialolympics.org/ Felix

    c.a. … if you feel your life is awful, have you ever considered it could potentially be within your own power to change that? perhaps your life isnt as awful as you think? Im hoping for an nba season, although if the best players in the world wanted to form their own streetball teams and barnstorm the country like the Goodman vs. Drew league games, wouldn’t that be even cooler? how bad do we need the logo?

  • http://www.specialolympics.org/ Felix

    wait my bad c.a. … that was a Lebron quote…

  • robb

    He’s trying to show everybody his new found optimism. Positive thoughts bring positive results, and all that stuff.

  • Dagger

    I see nobody picked up on how he’s working out with Hakeem Olajuwon . . . that could be huge.

  • http://www.freerice.com freerice

    he also said it was gon be easy and 9 months later “nobody said it was gon be easy.”

  • Karl

    How many times does he say ‘you know’ in this video?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Man, all the hate Bron gets is actually starting to make me like him…

  • C-Mac

    Anyone else think it’s time he started shaving his head?