LeBron James Wants to Be ‘the Best of All Time’

by October 26, 2012

As the game’s best player enters his 10th NBA season, LeBron James has only one goal in mind now that he’s finally become a champion: to reach G.O.A.T. status. From the AP: “I want to be the best of all-time,’ James said. ‘It’s that simple.’ He expressed similar sentiment last year, and the year before that, and probably all the way back to high school in Akron, Ohio. He always wondered if a championship would change that perspective. He now has his answer. ‘Not really, honestly,’ James said. ‘I haven’t had much time to really just think about what actually happened. At the end of the day, there’s still going to be people that say, well, he’s not going to be able to win two. He’s not going to be able to do it again.’ […] The Heat are generally considered favorites to win another title this season, though the external expectation does little to faze James. At this point, he knows championships will define whether it was a good year or not, much as it was for the stars before him like Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, some of the few on whom the spotlight has shone brightest. ‘The target, that doesn’t change for me,’ James said. ‘I’ve had a target, champion or not champion, since probably `05. And now that we’ve won one, the target, it’s no different for me.'”