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LeBron: 'I needed to become uncomfortable'

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07:31 AM ET 02.20 | When he looks back to The Decision, LeBron James knows quite well that it had fallen flat. He gets that. But the decision itself was just a man having a growth spurt. "The best thing that ever happened to me," he says. "I needed it. It helped me grow as a man. As a professional, as a father. At the time, as a boyfriend. It helped me grow. Being confined, I spent my whole life in Akron, Ohio. For twenty-five years. Even though I played professionally in Cleveland, I still lived in Akron. Everything was comfortable. I knew everything, everybody knew me -- everything was comfortable. I needed to become uncomfortable. Now I've seen everything on and off the floor this league has to offer," he says. "I got an answer for everything."

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February 20, 2014  08:19 AM ET

Yup living in Miami is surely uncomfortable.

February 20, 2014  08:37 AM ET

He looks really uncomfortable right now. He must have chose to be uncomfortable in his first year w/ the Heat so that they can win 2 straight title the next years.

February 20, 2014  09:02 AM ET

Real Men Act Like Men, Bro.

February 20, 2014  09:14 AM ET

He needs to be uncomfortable?


Then start wearing smaller headbands.

February 20, 2014  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He needs to be uncomfortable? Then start wearing smaller headbands.

Good one WAMU!

February 20, 2014  10:03 AM ET

I get what he was trying to say-
but in reality-
he moved to a team with (at the time) a top THREE player in the league
and bosh who was a top 10-12 guy

so, I mean, how frackin uncomfortable could that have been?

its not like he exiled himself to milwaukee

February 20, 2014  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I get what he was trying to say-but in reality- he moved to a team with (at the time) a top THREE player in the leagueand bosh who was a top 10-12 guyso, I mean, how frackin uncomfortable could that have been?its not like he exiled himself to milwaukee

Or kept himself in Cleveland...

February 20, 2014  10:52 AM ET

LeBron: 'I need to be more uncomfortable'



Then go back to the Cavs!

February 20, 2014  11:13 AM ET

nothing like a man who's self appointed himself "The Chosen One" to say he has an answer for everything... OK Lebron, how do we end world hunger??

lets not forget your just a High School dropout that's only skill is to put a round ball thru a hoop... nothing more... nothing less... get real LBJ

February 20, 2014  11:54 AM ET

So we've gone from The Decision to The Answer?

February 20, 2014  11:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Yup living in Miami is surely uncomfortable.

Yeah, it gets a little warm in July...

February 20, 2014  12:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

nothing like a man who's self appointed himself "The Chosen One" to say he has an answer for everything... OK Lebron, how do we end world hunger?? lets not forget your just a High School dropout that's only skill is to put a round ball thru a hoop... nothing more... nothing less... get real LBJ

And exactly what skills are you blessing the world with?

February 20, 2014  12:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Or kept himself in Cleveland...

I wouldn't wish that on anyone...even Frenchie.

February 20, 2014  12:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I wouldn't wish that on anyone...even Frenchie.

His poison is probably Boston. Right or wrong he believes that Boston is one of the most racist cities in the US.

February 20, 2014  12:26 PM ET

the only thing he doesn't have an answer for is his hairline, and that ain't no big thing

February 20, 2014  12:53 PM ET

As a Cleveland fan, absolutely i will admit i've seen maturity and growth both in LeBron's game and as a person. I was happy for him, when i saw that.

February 20, 2014  03:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

the only thing he doesn't have an answer for is his hairline, and that ain't no big thing

Yeah, most 40 to 50 year old men have the same trouble.

February 20, 2014  03:13 PM ET

A talented man still enjoying the view with his head up his ****.

February 20, 2014  04:27 PM ET

Living in Miami playing with your chosen supporting cast, making millions to put a ball in a hoop...where do I sign up to be uncomfortable?

 
February 20, 2014  06:14 PM ET

I'll bet Delonte West made him feel uncomfortable

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