LeBron James: ‘I’m happy right now being in Miami’
08/13/2013 12:01 AM
09/23/2013 6:52 PM
Miami Heat star LeBron James sat down Monday with ABC’s Robin Roberts to shed some light on his life in the wake of championship No. 2.
James chatted with the Good Morning America host in Akron, Ohio, to discuss his playing future, recent drug scandals in sports and his role models.
“I’m happy right now being in Miami. Hopefully everything works out,” James said about his opt-out clause after the upcoming season. He didn’t offer any hints about his next decision, but smiled when talking about his two championships.
As for steroids, James called Alex Rodriguez’s problems “a bad message,” one that has a “direct effect on kids” who aspire to be athletes.
Asked about his role models growing up, James cited Michael Jordan, who made a young LeBron want “to be able to fly in the air” and hit “game-winning shots.”
Unlike the last two summers, James’ name has mainly stayed out of the headlines since the Miami Heat clinched its NBA title over the San Antonio Spurs. In 2011, there was a media furor over the Heat’s Finals loss, while 2012 saw LeBron capture a championship and Olympic gold.
James’ name has been mentioned recently, as the star is reportedly considering a bid for president of the players’ union.