Hey guys,

I spent my morning shooting free throws because I PROMISED you that I would be your role model, and last night, I fell short. I hate losing. We lost because of my free throw shooting and that is not acceptable to me. What do we do when we fail at something? We get better, we do it again, and we slam it through a basketball hoop.

Falling down teaches us how to get up. Remember that. And remember that when you fall down, you get back up even stronger because there is no way you are going to fall down the same way twice!!!

You guys are my inspiration. When I woke up this morning, I thought to myself, "Man, now my kids are going to hear about how I bricked my free throws…" I don’t want you guys to hear that. I want you to be as proud of me as I am of you (for the record, that’s impossible because NO ONE is as proud of someone as I am of you). I PROMISE you that I will continue to get better.

Your friend,

Mr. LeBron

Written on 3/2/2015