LeBron James was desperate for some time away from basketball, so he packed up his family for a vacation this summer. Sun and sand. Rest and relaxation.
Pen and paper, too.
It didn't take long until the NBA's MVP took a break from taking a break.
Considered the best player in the game, James remains obsessed with getting better. That's why, on the verge of starting his 11th professional season and fourth with the Miami Heat, James fully expects the 2013-14 campaign to be his best one yet. He knows there's no shortage of challengers aiming to knock both him and his team off their respective mountaintops.
''I'm nitpicking now, obviously, at my own game,'' James said in an interview with The Associated Press. ''I want that. I want to be uncomfortable. I want to continue to push the envelope and get to a point where I feel like I'm trying to master everything. Now, I can't be the greatest at everything. There's better rebounder...