On LeBron James:

“From the seventh grade on, he has lived in a world that none of us can relate to. He’s been anointed as the best player. That can usually distort your perception of what matters, and how much you should be working. He understands the whole puzzle in terms of not only individual work, where he’s going to push himself, but to be out here every day. Shootarounds, practices, film sessions, he’s lacing ‘em up. He doesn’t always feel great, but he’s going to be there to make this thing work.”