There’s not a lot of things LeBron James hasn’t done in his career. He’s a three-time NBA Champion, a five-time MVP, a two-time gold medalist, and a 13-time All-Star. However he still has one item left on his to-do list. Something he has never accomplished before.
"I want to shoot 80 [percent] from the free throw line, man," James told ESPN. "That's my only goal. That's my last goal of my NBA career. That's my last one. I've done everything else."
Through five games, James isn’t too far off his goal. He’s at 76 percent from the free throw line, which would be his highest mark since rejoining the Cavaliers.
James has talked about how he was forced to change his shooting motion over the summer as a result of an injury. The early returns appear to be productive, as James is shooting career highs from the floor and from behind the arc. If he can achieve his “final goal” and get his free throw shooting above 80 percent, it would remove the only true flaw in his game. Somehow, on the cusp of turning 33 years old, James is still finding ways to improve.