You know LeBron is a natural lefty, right? David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Despite the fact that he’s naturally left-handed, LeBron James has a right-handed shot, and he thinks he might know why.

James said he had gone with a right-handed shot because he was influenced by the star players he watched when he was young, such as Michael Jordan.

“Probably Michael Jordan, Penny Hardaway,” James said, via Kenny Ducey of SI. “Guys that I looked up to growing up. Seeing those guys shooting righty, I guess I shoot righty.”

James said he works on both hands, but kind of wishes he shot with his natural hand.

“I have no idea why I became a righty,” James said. “I just thought, I guess, it looked cool, till I got older and I wish I was a lefty because those shots look a lot better than our righties.”

It’s an invitation to some more MJ comparisons, sure. It’s also an interesting look into James’ mind. He’s definitely not alone in learning an unnatural habit to emulate his idols.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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