LeBron James posts ‘thank you letter’ to absent father on Instagram

LeBron James has given the world insight to what drives him to greatness. On his Instagram feed, the global icon posted a sort of “thank you letter” to his absent father.

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

The quote comes from a lengthy feature on James done by GQ, where he discusses the transition from a project kid in Akron, Ohio to an overnight millionaire. James also talks about his concept of family, and gives a peek into his beliefs on African American society. It’s a fascinating read on the world’s most recognizable athlete. For the full feature, click here.