LeBron James Thanks Absentee Father For His Success


LeBron James offered a very unlikely “thank you” to his absentee father via Instagram on Wednesday (Feb. 19).

Throughout his career, the Miami Heat star has made it well known the love and admiration he has for his mother. He even penned a lengthy letter to his mother, Gloria, in The Shriver Report thanking her for being his champion.

This time he is back with a message to his father, but not in such a loving manner. The quote– which is an excerpt from his interview with GQ magazine for the March 2014 issue– thanks his absentee father for all of his success. He posted the quote on Instagram with the caption, “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.”

While James may not have had his father around during his childhood, he is certainly making sure he is around for his sons– 6-year-old Bryce and 9-year-old LeBron Jr. The family man married his high school sweetheart, Savannah Brinson, in Sept. 2013.


(Photo Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for GQ and Instagram/Lebron James )