"After I got to three, everybody was saying I couldn't get another".
You can make the case that going after rings, namely with the hope that he'd beat the Warriors to get them, is a bad idea.
James himself has yet to make a decision on his future.
James has three titles attached to his name, the most recent breaking a 52-year drought for the city of Cleveland.
James' intentions - whether he opts out or decides to opt out or whether he'll exercise his contract's $35.6 million player's option to stay in Cleveland - are still unknown, and the Cavs won't know his plan Thursday night when they decide their draft plan, Cleveland.com's Joe Vardon reported Monday night, citing "numerous sources".
The Cavaliers' run to the 2018 NBA Finals was orchestrated nearly singlehandedly by James, but it was not enough against the all-conquering Warriors, who have won three of the last four championships.
"Somebody told me a long time ago - they said your book is already set. So LeBron's book is already set", O'Neal said in the interview. He done already passed up legends; he done already made his mark - he has three rings. His mentality now is probably: I want to get four before [Golden State Warriors guard] Steph [Curry] does.
A widely held opinion from National Basketball Association observers is James is ready to leave Cleveland in free agency for a second time.
Los Angeles Clippers: The Clippers could be a better alternative than the Lakers, thanks to James's relationship with Clippers front-office consultant Jerry West, who James calls "The Godfather".