Making friends was difficult for a young LeBron James. It wasn’t because he wasn’t a nice kid, it was because he and his mother moved so often, from one tiny apartment to another. James has admitted he was embarrassed about his living situations as a kid.
That experience of being a loner pushed him to sports, specifically basketball. He could hoop all day by himself and never worry about a thing. And when he made friends, he’d spend time with them on the court, and not have to worry about bringing them to his home.