Originally Posted by chocolatethunder
Hahaha re rambled off a million sports cliches. It was pretty amazing.
"It is what it is"
"putting that uniform on"
"doing it for my teammates"
" I'm not supposed to be here"
except for the fact that he's been coddled his whole life and groomed to be doing what he's doing. So yeah, apart from that he's totally not supposed to be there.
I def respect him now.
Those individual phrases are pop culture and cliche', but the content and meaning of his whole answer is certainly not cliche.
That question itself has probably only been posed to about 2 or 3 players before in history who have been hated and criticised as much as Lebron.
And he said that yes, he's accepted the criticism and it won't stop him from playing the game he loves and that he's been blessed to play. Go find me another time a player has said something similar...I'll be waiting