(AllHipHop News) Some people use absentee parents as motivation to venture into crime, others use it as fuel to achieve goals and Lebron James seems to be in the latter. Lebron James posted a photo on his personal Instagram of an excerpt of his GQ interview where he discusses his father’s absence from his life.
Lebron has never met his father and his mother, Gloria Marie James, gave birth to him at the age of 16. In the Instagram post Lebron takes a quote from his GQ interview and thanks his business partner Maverick Carter for being one of the men to take his father’s place in his life:
Wow, Dad, you know what, I don’t know you, I have no idea who you are, but because of you is part of the reason who I am today.’ The fuel that I use—you not being there—it’s part of the reason I grew up to become who I am. It’s part of the reason why I want to be hands-on with my endeavors. And be able to put my guys that’s with me now in position. Like Maverick Carter, my right-hand guy in my business. Rich Paul, my agent. Randy Mims, my friend—he’s my manager, you know. So me in a position allowing people around me to grow, that maybe wouldn’t have happened if I had two parents, two sisters, a dog, and a picket fence, you know?
Check out the full interview here.