LeBron James Made Funny Admission About Watching His Highlights on YouTube

The Lakers star was initially shy about admitting he watches his own highlight clips.
Mar 31, 2024; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) attempts a free throw.
Mar 31, 2024; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) attempts a free throw. / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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There's not much Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has not accomplished in his NBA career. Widely considered one of the greatest players of all-time, there are plenty of highlights of James over the course of his two decades in the NBA.

While James didn't want to openly admit he watches his own highlights, his new podcast co-host, and former NBA sharpshooter, JJ Redick, wouldn't let him get away with it.

"There's like, sometimes there's old clips of me that I watch, or come across my timeline on social..." James began on this week's episode of the Mind The Game Podcast.

"Hold on, bro," Redick said with a smile. "Look, it's okay."

"I see the clips!" James quipped as he quickly defended himself. "I don't just go online and look up 'LeBron James highlights.'"

"We all watch our own highlights on YouTube," Redick replied, as James cracked up in laughter.

"You've never gone on YouTube?" Redick asked.

"I have! Of course, I have!" James finally admitted as the two erupted in laughter. "I said from time-to-time, they come through. Of course I have. Oh, by the way, the number one reason you do that is when you hit like a little slump or whatever. 'Where's my game at?' YouTube is the perfect place to find your game."

Yes, even the greatest players in the history of the NBA look up their own highlights, not just those of peers past and present.

Even though James wasn't quick to admit it, his highlight viewing is seemingly for good reason.

Mike McDaniel


Mike McDaniel is a writer on the Breaking & Trending News Team at Sports Illustrated, where he has worked since January 2022. His work has been featured at InsideTheACC.com, SB Nation, FanSided, and more. Mike hosts the Hokie Hangover Podcast, covering Virginia Tech athletics, as well as Basketball Conference: The ACC Football Podcast. Outside of his professional life, he is a husband, father, and an avid golfer.