Wamp, wamp, wamp…LeBron James speaks:
“I’m the same person,” James, 25, told PEOPLE in one of his first interviews since announcing his decision to play basketball for the Miami Heat. “I just want to win.”
Born in the suburbs of Cleveland, James played for his hometown Cavaliers for seven seasons, collecting two Most Valuable Player Awards, but never an NBA championship. While it’s expected his arrival will mean Heat games will have a bit more of celebrity flair to them, James said the Heat are not likely to have a “celebrity cheerleader,” a la Jack Nicholson and his beloved Los Angeles Lakers.
“We’re not going to single out one fan,” he said. “I think the whole community down there is going to be great, and we’re looking forward to it.”