When LeBron James left the Miami Heat and re-joined the Cleveland Cavaliers, he knew the team wasn't ready to contend for a championship.
James recognizes patience is the key to helping his hometown team reach the top of the NBA standings. It's a new process for James, but he welcomes it, hoping the end result will be the biggest reward.
On Friday, James told Dave McMenamin of ESPN the transformation process is one he can't wait to be done with.
"My patience isn't (endless)," he said. "I have a low tolerance for things of this nature. So it's something I'm working on as well, which I knew from the beginning that that was going to be my biggest test to see how much patience I got with the process."
As well as trying to groom the team, he's also learning how to play with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, who often demand the ball. For James, that's a learning curve he's adjusting to.
"I'm a winner, I want to win and I want to win now," James said. "It's not tomorrow, it's not down the line, I want to win now. So it's a fine line for me, but I understand what we're enduring right now."
When asked if his patience is wearing thin this early, James calmly dismissed the idea, saying: "It's only been 10 games. Not yet."
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