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LeBron James questions Lakers: ‘Is basketball the most important thing in your life?’

LeBron James

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2017, file photo, executive producer LeBron James attends a premiere for “The Carter Effect” on day 3 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Princess of Wales Theatre, in Toronto. LeBron James has gone from hot in Cleveland to high on Hollywood. James had movie and TV projects gestating long before he came to California to join the Los Angeles Lakers, and has the star power to now have a shot at a lot more. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)

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After losing to the Pelicans, LeBron James expressed frustration with the Lakers’ sense of urgency.

But he didn’t stop at questioning the Lakers’ mentality within games.

He went much deeper.



It’s how you approach the game every day. It’s how you think the game every day. It’s how you play the game. It’s how you prepare for the game, and that’s not even like, when you get to the arena. That’s like way before that. Is basketball, is that the most important thing while we’re doing this? Is this the most important thing in your life at this time? Are you giving it all to that game? And then if you feel like you put it all into it, then you have nothing to kind of look back on. You’re able to do other things. If you feel like you’re giving it all to the game, then you can go do other things. But if you feel like you’re not giving as much as you can, then you can’t focus on anything else.

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