LeBron James recounts high school interview with Bob Costas on being a Hall of Famer or bust
Back when he was in high school, Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James did an interview with Bob Costas where the veteran sports reporter told The King he’d be considered a bust if he didn’t make the Hall of Fame one day.
The expectations placed on James’ shoulders as a teenager were immense. However, somehow, LeBron has been able to exceed those grand expectations. He’s a four-time MVP, four-time champion, four-time Finals MVP, the third-leading scorer in NBA history and the only player ever to rank top-10 in both points and assists.
Now a lock to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer, James took to Twitter to recount that interview he did with Costas back in the day.
Take it 1 day at a time no matter how EXTREME the expectations they put on you before day 1 even starts. 🙏🏾👑 https://t.co/o9vd6vQCSz
— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 26, 2020
It’s simply incredible to look at the career LeBron James has carved out for himself. No athlete has ever had the world watching his every move dating back to high school. The Chosen One has never gotten in trouble with the law and always plays the game of basketball the right way.
With the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat and Lakers, LeBron has career averages of 27.1 points, 7.4 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game while shooting 50.4 percent from the field, 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free-throw line.
After leading the Lakers to the 2020 title over the Heat at Walt Disney World, James is now the only player in NBA history to win three Finals MVP awards with three different teams.
Basketball fans should appreciate James while he’s still playing because there will never be another player like him.