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Why LeBron James and Novak Djokovic can relate: “When I’m ready, I’m the best.”
LeBron James’ mentality, according to Novak Djokovic, is one he can understand since he thinks there is nothing wrong with having a lot of confidence in oneself. Earlier this month, 38-year-old LeBron James made basketball history after making it past the great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the NBA’s all-time scoring record.
Just one day before surpassing Magic Johnson as the NBA’s all-time greatest scorer, James stated on February 7: “What I bring to the table as a basketball player. I consider myself to be the greatest basketball player to ever play the sport.
That is simply my self-assurance, what I bring to the table, and what I have. But as far as if the scoring record gets me to another level, I don’t know”. James has been a strong force in the NBA since since entering the league in 2003.
At the Australian Open in 2008, 35-year-old Djokovic won a Grand Slam title in tennis. For the past 15 years, he has dominated the game.
James on if he can relate to James’ mindset
“Yeah, I can identify to that because I think my degree of self-belief and confidence was what worked for me and is still working for me.
Of course always tempered with the respect for the opponent, towards the game, appreciation for the moment and for what you’re going through. But just the conviction that, when I’m prepared, when I’m on the court, on any surface, competing against anyone, I’m better, I’m the best.
Also, I don’t see anything conceited or haughty about it. That doesn’t seem improper to me. And I congratulate LeBron for his historic achievement, he really deserves it because at this age, he works as hard as anybody actually out there.
And that’s a terrific example for all the young guys,” Djokovic said in an interview with The National. At the start of this season, Djokovic earned his 22nd Grand Slam victory at the Australian Open. With his Australian Open triumph, Djokovic also returned to the world No 1 spot.