LeBron James led the underdog Cleveland Cavaliers to the NBA finals last season and the 22-year-old known as “King James” is seeking to do even better with two crowns in 2008.
The dream double for James is to lead the Cavs to their first NBA title and help return the United States to hoops supremacy at the Beijing Olympics.
“I want to continue to grow as a leader,” James told Reuters about his goals with the Cavaliers in a telephone interview on Thursday.
“It’s about becoming a better leader and leading our team. As an individual, as a basketball player, I want to keep on improving every summer.
“Can I lead my team to the promised land? I’m going to try and do that.”
James was no less emphatic about his Olympic quest.
“I think it’s a big challenge for us, and I think it’s going to be a great experience trying to bring USA basketball back on top…to try to help change what’s going on with the USA basketball team and bring it back to dominance.”
“Definitely playing into June made the summer shorter,” James said in a break from rehearsals for his hosting stint on the “Saturday Night Live” television show.
James said he did not feel worn out.
“I feel great. It was one of the best summers I ever had as an individual preparing for a new season. Physically, I’m fine and I’m ready to play another full season.”
Source:Â Guardian Unlimited