LeBron James Confronts his Haters in GQ March 2014

Posted Wednesday February 19, 2014 9:40 AM GMT

Despite fan's brutal criticism after he left the Cleveland Cavaliers to join the Miami Heat in 2009, and now LeBron James reveals it was the best thing that had ever happened to him.

In the March 2014 issue of GQ magazine, the 29-year-old sports star chatted about the crazy event and shared his opinion about his reputation.

Check out GossipCenter's recap of Mr. James' interview below. For more, be sure to visit GQ

On "The Decision":
"The best thing that ever happened to me. I needed it. It helped me grow as a man. As a professional, as a father. At the time, as a boyfriend. It helps me grow."

On his most hated villain reputation:
"Good! That's like a good thing. I'm like, 'Thank you.' S**t. I'm 29 years old with a family. I'm married with a family. I- of course I've changed. The problem is, you haven't changed. And that's why you dislike what I do. I'm trying to better myself. Change is not a bad thing. It's my responsibility to show [his critics] it's not a bad thing to be someone who's changed."

On fatherhood and sports:
"Being a leader of my household, a leader of Miami, a leader of Team USA. It's the exact same thing."

Photo Credit: Terry Richardson for GQ

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