Lakers star LeBron James has a rather impressive basketball career, and we can freely say that he is one of the best basketball players of all times. But, LeBron is much more than that. He is an excellent father of three, and yes, fathering has helped him grow this strong and this big.
LeBron James admits that his success did not come overnight, and he did not do all of this by himself. He relied on his teammates and family, and believe it or not, made nine NBA Finals appearances and has three wins.
The four-time NBA MVP went on Tim Ferriss’ podcast, and talked about his lifestyle and his dominance on the basketball court.
His fathering actually helped him become a leader and build strong relationship with his teammates.
“What I’ve learned is to get the best out of my three kids, I can’t approach them all the same way because they all have different personalities. They all are different, and I had to find out how to tap into each one of my kids to get the same results but teach them differently, and that’s the same with being the leader of a basketball team or a franchise,” LeBron said.
“You can’t express or talk to everyone the same way and expect to get the same result or get the most out of them because every personality is different, so one thing I say to one player may trigger a different response in another player.”
He is a very patient person, and patience has helped him come this far.
“The number one thing is patience. When I talk about patience, it comes back to being a father… You can’t go in and say ‘this is how I’m going to lead.’ It comes back to that patience of learning their mindsets, learning how you can get the most out of them, what triggers them to be their best, and what triggers them to not be their best. You learn that over time.”