LeBron James’ Open Letter To His Estranged Dad

LeBron James' Open Letter To His Dad

Taken from an excerpt of the interview LeBron James did in the upcoming March 2014 issue of GQ. Last night James posted an unlikely quote of gratitude directed to his estranged father Anthony McClelland via Instagram. The text of the photo reads:

“Like, ‘Wow, Dad, you know what, I don’t know you, I have no idea who you are, but because of you is part of the reason who I am today.’ The fuel that I use—you not being there—it’s part of the reason I grew up to become who I am. It’s part of the reason why I want to be hands-on with my endeavors,” James told GQ. “And be able to put my guys that’s with me now in position. Like Maverick Carter, my right-hand guy in my business. Rich Paul, my agent. Randy Mims, my friend—he’s my manager, you know. So me in a position allowing people around me to grow, that maybe wouldn’t have happened if I had two parents, two sisters, a dog, and a picket fence, you know?”

James also goes on to say:

“Because of you Pops! Thanks all along. Could have said why me with u not being there but look what I made of myself. Thanks to Huffington Post for the graphic. #StriveForGreatness”

H/N Huffington Post