Apart from being one of the best players of his generation, LeBron James is actively involved in the community and he is aware of the impact his voice has among the younger generation. LeBron has openly spoken about the things he believes would benefit the community and even called out the president on one occasion.
Because of his involvement in various societal problems, he was even criticized that he should just "shut up and dribble.”
In today's press conference ahead to tonight's game, LeBron looked back at those comments and said that people should look past at their professions and actively look to improve their society in any way they can.
“It’s been one year since the call out to shut up and dribble. At that very moment I knew at that moment I was bigger than basketball. I had to say something. It wasn’t just about me. It was about all of us. They are telling you guys to shut up and just write. Just shut up and be a doctor. Just shut up and be a lawyer. Just shut up and be a teacher. Just shut up and do what your occupation is. I think that’s unfair because we are so much more than what our occupations say or what our name tags say.”
Love him or hate him, you can't deny LeBron's comments about doing more in your life have value and could be applied in our daily lives. There is no doubt LeBron will have a successful career after his basketball days are over simply because of his mindset that basketball is not everything in his life, and that we all should do more no matter what is our profession.