Well, this is the case for LeBron James. He was raised by a single mother.
His father wasn’t in the picture. And James wrote an open letter to his father about it.
In an upcoming cover story with GQ, James shares a powerful message to his father.
“Because of you Pops!” James wrote along with the photo. “Thanks all along. Could have said why me with u not being there but look what I made of myself.”
James definitely credits his mother, Gloria James, for his success. So much so he wrote an open letter to her last month.
He wrote, “I am honored to participate in a project that is trying to help single mothers who are struggling to make a living and raise their kids, because that perfectly describes my mother when I was growing up. You think LeBron James is a champion? Gloria James is a champion too. She’s my champion.”
Read more about his letter to his mother here.
But also, his father absence helped make him the man he is today.
The photo above reads, “It’s part of the reason why I want to be hands-on with my endeavors… So me in a position allowing people around me to grow, that maybe wouldn’t happened if I had two parents, two sisters, a dog, and a picket fence, you know?”
Nevertheless, whoever James’ father is, he’s saying thanks… for nothing!