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LeBron James shocking answer on who he sees as the next face of the NBA

One big question the NBA fans and media have is who can become the new face of the league once LeBron James retires

By James Brown

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The Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has been dominating the NBA for 21 years now, being the face of the league for that long, and fans are wondering who can be able to be the new standard once the King retires.

After Michael Jordan we had Kobe Bryant, then LeBron James, and now the question is who is going to be able to be in those shoes? This year’s All-Star Game was full of next-generation talents such as Luka Doncic, Jayson Tatum, Anthony Edwards, and Shai Gilgious-Alexander, amongst others. But when asked who he feels is next, LeBron wasn’t sure as it wasn’t a thought to himself when he first entered the league.

“I don’t know, because when I came into the league, I didn’t look at myself as the face of anything,” LeBron noted. “I didn’t look at myself as the next Michael or the successor to Michael. When I came into the league, the first thing that I thought about was I had to start over now.

“I have built my rep in high school from my freshman year to my senior year, from being a 14-year-old freshman, I was 6’2″, 180 pounds, and I was like, okay, how can I make a name for myself at St. Vincent-St. Mary, all the way to my senior year, where I was the number one player in the country. That’s the same thing I did when I got drafted.”

LeBron James explained his mindset when arrived to the NBA

“I did not come in with the mindset I was the number one player in the country still. I came in with the mindset I have to start over and I’m just one of 450 guys,” the Lakers star added. “I think that’s what allowed me to build and build and build. I didn’t think about being the face of the league. I knew I was being put in a position that I was being the face of a franchise, NBA franchise, at 18 years old. It was very stressful, and I knew the odds were stacked up against me and a lot of people wanted to see me fail. And I just kind of used that as motivation."

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