LeBron James Talks Killer Instinct, Room For Improvement

LeBron James may be the king, but he’s humble enough to realize nobody’s perfect.

James, Miami Heat star and owner of two championship rings, added to the King James gospel in an interview with ESPN’s Chris Broussard. When Broussard commented to James that Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant are the names that come up when thinking of killer instinct, LeBron contended that there are different kinds of predators.

“I’ll just put it this way, man. There are different ways to hunt,” James said.

“You look at all these animals in the wild. And they all hunt a different way to feed their families. They all kill a different way,” LeBron added.

Broussard also asked LeBron James about playing to his full potential.

“I know I still have room for improvement. I feel I can improve on my shooting, on my ballhandling, on my low-post game,” James said.

Another problem LeBron James faces: fear.

“I’m afraid of failure. I want to succeed so bad that I become afraid of failing,” LeBron said.

You’d think consecutive NBA championships might have put LeBron James at ease on that front. Apparently LeBron’s not sweating things with his Eastern Conference competition too much.

“There’s tension…but there’s no rivalries,” Ethan Skolnik tweeted after chatting with LeBron James on Tuesday.

Rivalries or not, LeBron James and the Miami Heat are the favorite for the 2013-14 NBA CHampionship, the odds coming in at 13/5.

What do you think of LeBron James’ killer instinct? Do you agree with LeBron James’ self assessment? Will LeBron James lead the Heat to another championship?

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