LeBron James Covers GQ

Lebron James is gracing GQ magazine’s 60th anniversary issue as “The King.”

The NBA star is beat to the gawds and has a Fenty Beauty glow in his cover shoot – he looks really good.

Inside his cover story, King James talks about why it’s important for him to speak out on social issues.

I don’t do it to get praise or to be in an article. I do it because it’s my responsibility. It’s my responsibility.

Nah, it’s my responsibility. I believe that I was put here for a higher cause. We have people, not only today but over the course of time, that have been in the higher positions that chose to do it and chose not to do it.

LeBron also discusses how he talks to his children about being black in America.

It’s heavy when a situation occurs either with myself or with someone in a different city, i.e., Trayvon, Mike Brown. I have to go home and talk to my 13- and 10-year-old sons, even my 2-year-old daughter, about what it means to grow up being an African-American in America.

Because no matter how great you become in life, no matter how wealthy you become, how people worship you, or what you do, if you are an African-American man or African-American woman, you will always be that.

See more of LeBron’s fancy photos below.

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