LeBron James Says His Life Has Been Like an ‘Amusement Park’

by June 18, 2012
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For the past two years of his endlessly-chronicle life, LeBron James says he feels as though he’s been on a twisting, turning ride. He compares it to being in an amusement park. From the Miami Herald: “What has your life been like the past two years, LeBron? He laughs at the question. He is walking back to the locker room now, having cut short his bored media responsibility when asked what part of his game needs improvement in this series. ‘Everything,’ he said. ‘Appreciate it.’ Then he got up and walked off. But now, in the bowels of the arena, he gives a head nod and a ‘What’s up, KD?’ to Kevin Durant as he passes him in the hallway, and he laughs at the very idea of what his life has been like these past two years. ‘You ever been to an amusement park?’ he says. ‘That’s what my life has been like. Twists and turns. Up and down. Uh-oh, here we go, the roller-coaster is going into the dark hole again. Where’s the light? There’s the light. Up and down. Back into the dark hole. Back in the light. That’s what my life has been like.’ He can see the light again from here. Only Durant, three-time scoring champion at the age of 23, stands between LeBron and the light. Are you tougher, LeBron, given the past two years? He won’t bite on that. He shrugs his giant shoulders and makes a face like he’s chewing something sour. The easy answer would be, yes, I’m tougher. That’s not the route LeBron goes. ‘The best teacher in life is experience,’ he says. ‘What I am, more than anything, is comfortable and prepared. I’m more prepared. I’ve been through everything. There is nothing I can see that is going to surprise me. I’m more prepared. Mentally and physically.’”