When he is asked about the summer of 2014, LeBron James has consistently changed the conversation. But he did take the time to praise the Miami Heat and hint at what will influence his decision the most in a recent interview with Fox Sports 1.
“I’m a winner. That’s all that matters,” James said in the interview. “I want to win. I’m in a position right now where that’s all I think about.”
He has won two championships and reached the prime of his career with the Heat.
“I’m very comfortable in my surroundings, I love my teammates, I love the organization in Miami so, uh, that’s where I am right now.”
As far as a “Decision Part II,” we probably won’t see James act the same way he did during the first decision. He has learned from that process.
“When you make mistakes, or you’ve done something that you didn’t feel was the best choice to make, its how you come back from adversity, it’s how you come back from those pitfalls, that define who you are as a man and as a professional athlete.”
His three seasons in Miami have been a special time, and he hopes to make it even better by winning a third-straight title this season.
“I heard a lot about once you win your first ring it becomes easier and easier and easier, that is absolutely false,” James said. “Winning the second one was much harder than the first one.”
Will the third one be even more difficult? The East, by many accounts, is deeper and tougher than any years since LeBron joined Miami. The Brooklyn Nets are stacked, Derrick Rose returns to the Chicago Bulls and the Indiana Pacers are bound to improve.
The Heat faced many questions this offseason, but for once they were not aimed at LeBron. Instead, they were focused on his teammates — Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh — who many believe need to improve in order for the Heat to win another title.
Despite the questions that remain unanswered, LeBron has made it clear he has just one thing in mind.
“I want to be the greatest of all time. That’s my goal.”