Watching The Godfather movies is one of LeBron James‘ not-so-secret teach techniques. He watched it so much better during the course of its 2016 NBA championship run that it boggled the intellect, though he couldn’t mention a favorite path when queried. He’s branched out to reading the primary text to compare that version against the cinematic version.
The lesson here is to find something you adoration as much as James loves devouring and talking about The Godfather and hold onto that thing for dear life. Grip it tightly in times of conflict and enjoy all the good times.
James, “whos had” branched out into acting and movie product, brought along his affinity for the serial with him out to Hollywood and today we learned an important development in the saga.
The 6-foot-8 forward likened the situation to a scene from “The Godfather.” He quoted a line from Don Vito Corleone in which he told his son, Michael, that he wanted better for him in an attempt to discourage him from joining the family business.
James is essentially saying he craves his young people to be better and shows some losings will occur in the short term in order to establish a foundation to build a winning culture that’s sustainable.
“It’s all about the end play, ” James told Yahoo Sports. “I want what’s better for this crew and it takes going through some ups and downs. I know what I signed for. This was all expected. I’m up for the task.”
The Big Lead’s hardest-working media reporter Ryan Glasspiegel reached out to Ben Rohrbach, who shared the part on social media and works with the writer, Chris Haynes, to get more information. And to reap if the analogy making such a sense.
Yeah, I’m assuming this is the scene LeBron quoted, which doesn’t build much sense to me. Unless he just said, “That’s my life, I don’t apologize for that”? pic.twitter.com/ mLmOeQnhfG
— Ben Rohrbach (@ brohrbach) October 23, 2018
The verdict? Well, to me, it doesn’t shape much appreciation. James is not doing this in an am trying to get Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball, and Brandon Ingram to drop basketball and take up politics. It doesn’t seem like having one ascending to mayor of Los Angeles and the other governing California would help the Lakers’ the possibilities of winning.
But, hey, what do I know? James is often playing three-dimensional chess while the rest of us are playing checkers. Perhaps his point is that this squad is his family and those bails can’t be broken. Perhaps he has meant that he knew there’d be battles but won’t ever apologize for his selection to leave Cleveland — and the title-chasing in Miami in-between those stints.
In the words of young Michael, hopefully we’ll get there. To a phase where all is understood.
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