LeBron James: ‘Hopefully I can break the mold’ of a Players’ Prime
As Cavaliers star LeBron James continues to rack up numbers in one other potential MVP season, the future Hall of Famer acknowledges he’s enjoying for one thing extra than simply one other particular person trophy at this level in his profession.
But when discussing the chance of profitable one other MVP award in his 15th season previous to Saturday evening’s 109-100 win over the Utah Jazz, James knew it will imply extra to him now.
“Team success is always the No. 1, but along the way if you’re able accomplish some individual awards, individual achievements, it would mean a lot,” James mentioned after Saturday’s shootaround. “I really feel good. This is my 15th 12 months, however that is one of the greatest years I’ve had so far as how I really feel, and I need to proceed that. I need to type of attempt to break the mould for the subsequent technology. So simply take the narrative out of, ‘OK, you’re previous your prime if you get [to] 31, otherwise you’re previous your prime in your 12th 12 months in the league, or no matter the case could also be.’
“Hopefully I can break the mold, so when the next guy comes, he can still get $200 or $300 million and be 33 years old. I’m serious. You guys are laughing, I’m serious. This is the mold I’m trying to break. It’s not just about me, it’s for the next crew, as well … I’ll be 33 in 15 days. This is my 15th season, and this is the best I’ve felt in my career. I want it all.”
Source: Nick Friedell of ESPN