Over the weekend, Michael Jordan's Charlotte Hornets played the Los Angeles Lakers and in an interview before the game kicked off, LeBron said meeting Jordan when he was in high school was like "meeting God."
"It was godly. I've said that over and over before, but it was like meeting God for the first time," he said. "That's what I felt like as a 16-year-old kid when I met MJ."
"Any time I'm even mentioned with the greats that played this game and guys before me who laid the path, laid the grounds in this work and allowed me to be in this position, it's always humbling and gratifying for my city," he said. "Just knowing where I come from, some of you guys know where I come from that's been there and some of you guys haven't, but where I come from, there's not many of us. It's very limited. It's very, very limited inspirations. Very limited resources. Very limited everything. So for me to be in this position where I'm at today, it's just a blessing."
"MJ came in in '84 and started to do what he did, he made the game global. And obviously that '92 Barcelona run that the Dream Team had, it just solidified why he was the best athlete in the world to do as such," he said. "And then between MJ and David Stern, they turned it into what it is today, and guys like Adam Silver and myself are just trying to keep it going."