…On the Brightside He’s Being Featured in September’s GQ.
LeBron James is on the cover of the September issue of GQ Magazine. In the issue, he talks about Cavs owner Dan Gilbert’s comments and letter, the possibility of playing in Cleveland again, and growing up hating Cleveland.
Here’s some quotes from his cover story:
On Cavs Owner Dan Gilbert
LeBron: “I don’t think he ever cared about LeBron. My mother always told me: ‘You will see the light of people when they hit adversity. You’ll get a good sense of their character.’ Me and my family have seen the character of that man.”
On growing up rooting for Chicago and Jordan
LeBron: “It’s not far, but it is far. And Clevelanders, because they were the bigger city – kids when we were growing up, looked down on us.… So we didn’t actually like Cleveland. We hated Cleveland growing up. There’s a lot of people in Cleveland we still hate to this day.”
On Charles Barkley’s comments
LeBron: “Charles was probably trying to be funny. It wasn’t funny to me.”
On the possibility of playing again in Cleveland
LeBron: “If there was an opportunity for me to return and those fans welcome me back, that’d be a great story. Maybe the ones burning my jersey were never LeBron fans anyway.“