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LeBron James will be going into the 2015-16 NBA season as the games best player, undisputedly. His third NBA Championship and Finals MVP award this past June has moved him into top three-five of all-time status in many folks eyes. There is no doubting that the King will be a little bit at peace when he enters his thirteenth season in the league this fall.
However, James recently revealed that he is not done chasing his ultimate goal yet. The four-time MVP says that he wants to put himself in a position to one day possibly surpass Michael Jordan as the greatest basketball player of all-time. Via SI:
“My motivation,” James says, “is this ghost I’m chasing. The ghost played in Chicago.”
James finishes a full-court run with the high schoolers, his first time on the floor since the Finals, and lies on a training table to stretch his legs. “Why do I feel like I’m about to go into therapy?” he asks. Because you started talking about ghosts, he is told. “My career is totally different than Michael Jordan’s,” he says. “What I’ve gone through is totally different than what he went through. What he did was unbelievable, and I watched it unfold. I looked up to him so much. I think it’s cool to put myself in position to be one of those great players, but if I can ever put myself in position to be the greatest player, that would be something extraordinary.”