In the latest issue of GQ, LeBron James says he has no regrets about signing as a free agent with the Heat this summer, nor about the ridiculous, self-centered way in which he announced that decision on an hour-long ESPN program.
In one of the funniest, least self-aware quotes ever uttered, the NBA star says he’s “humble because I know my background, know what my mother went through. I never get too high on my stardom or what I can do. My mom always says, and my friends say, ‘You’re just a very low-maintenance guy.’”
Yes, the same man that took the unprecedented move of revealing his free agency destination on a televised special just referred to himself as “humble” and “low-maintenance.” I’ll give you a second to take that all in..
James also showed how ego-free he is by referring to himself in the third person during the interview and failing to understand why Cleveland fans might hold a grudge. Try not to laugh too hard as you read these excerpts…
On his hatred for Cleveland: “Clevelanders, because they were the bigger-city kids when we were growing up, looked down on us… So we didn’t actually like Cleveland. We hated Cleveland growing up. There’s a lot of people in Cleveland we still hate to this day.”
On fans that burned his jersey: “Maybe the ones burning my jersey were never LeBron fans anyway.”
On Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, who wrote scathing email about him: “I don’t think he ever cared about LeBron. My mother always told me: ‘You will see the light of people when they hit adversity. You’ll get a good sense of their character.’ Me and my family have seen the character of that man.”
I’m worried about you LeBron.. YOUR real character is starting to show!