LeBron James wants to be billionaire

  • LeBron James gives GQ an interview in their March issue.
LeBron James gives GQ an interview in their March issue. (Terry Richardson / GQ )
February 18, 2014|By Mick Swasko, @swasko | RedEye

LeBron James is just being LeBron James in the March issue of GQ.

The magazine has made available some advanced quotes from James' extended interview, and they're on par with what you'd expect.

"Winning is my drug," he tells interviewer Jeanne Marie Laskas. "My drive to be the greatest basketball player is very high."

As expected, he isn't shy to share how good he is.

"Like, I could average thirty-five points a game if I really wanted to," he told the magazine. "But then -- it wouldn't be me."

Also according to GQ's press release, LeBron's goals are to become "a comedy actor, singer" and "Picasso." Also, he wants to be a billionaire, apparently, and would be really happy if all that came true.

"If it happens," he said of reaching nine zeroes in his bank account, "it's my biggest milestone. Obviously. I want to maximize my business. And if I happen to get it, if I happen to be a billionaire athlete, ho. Hip hip hooray! Oh, my God, I'm gonna be excited."

He also regrets nothing about "The Decision" spectacle surrounding his move to Miami.

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

The March issue hits newsstands Feb. 25. Read the James interview here.

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