Posted by Sabrina B. @gametimegirl
Matt Lauer is hosting aÂ NBC Thanksgiving special about the mostÂ interestingpeople in our nation and Lebron made the list.
Below are excerpts from Lauerâ€™s interview with LeBron James.
If used, please note the mandatory credit: â€œIn an interview airing November 25 on NBCâ€™s â€˜People of the Yearâ€™ at 9 PM/ET.â€
RE: Not telling the Cleveland Cavaliers his decision before his infamous ESPN special:
LAUER: â€¦And the decision not to tell the Cleveland Cavaliers before you made the public decision?
LEBRON: I think maybe that coulda been handled a little bit different //I never regret anything I do //but when you look back on things, you could say â€œWell, maybe you change this or change that.â€
RE: The messaging in his new Nike commercial:
LAUER: Should I be who YOU want me to be? Thatâ€™s the message here. I mean when it comes right down to it, thatâ€™s the question youâ€™re asking people. And the answer youâ€™re giving is â€œNo.â€
LEBRON: You canâ€™t live your life on someone elseâ€™s path. Just canâ€™t do it. You never accomplish what you wanna accomplish in life.
LAUER: The other line in there that jumps out at me LeBron is â€œShould I believe that Iâ€™ve ruined my legacy?â€ Do you think youâ€™ve damaged your legacy at all?
LeBron: Well, thatâ€™s pending. I got a lot of time
BYÂ ROBERT SEIDMAN