Friday 30 September 2016

'Strive for greatness' - LeBron James posts a Conor McGregor-inspired Instagram message

Published 20/01/2016 | 18:32

LeBron James and Conor McGregor
LeBron James and Conor McGregor

One of the greatest basketballers of all time, LeBron James, uses UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor as a source of inspiration.

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The Crumlin star's meteoric rise in the world of mixed martial arts over the past two years has made him a household name here and in the States and his profound statements have become a source of inspiration to many.

His words seem to have had an effect on Cleveland Cavaliers star James who posted an image of McGregor following his victory over Chad Mendes last year with the quote: "There's no talent here, this is hard work. This is an obsession. Talent does not exist, we are all equal as human beings. You could be anyone if you put in the time. You will reach the top, and that [is] that. I am not talented, I am obsessed."

The Cavs were beaten by the Golden State Warriors two days ago and might be in need of his kind of inspiration.

I'm obsessed!! Straight up #StriveForGreatness #AndThatsWhyImNeverSatisfied

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McGregor may be asked about the post at a press conference for UFC 197 in Las Vegas. You can watch a live stream of the presser by clicking HERE.

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