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LeBron James' return to Miami in his 21st season of play led the all-time scoring leader to state that he would still be as good as he is now without the Heat.
James' greatest success of his career came during his time in Miami - where he won back-to-back championships with the Heat.
However, the Los Angeles Lakers star believes that regardless of that success, he'd still be as good a player if he never took his talents to South Beach.
'I think I would still be at this level no matter if I would've came here or not,' James told reporters (via ESPN's Dave McMenamin).
'Let's not get it twisted: The four years I was here, it was amazing. I loved everything about it. Loved this franchise, this franchise is top tier, it's one of the best franchises in the world.
LeBron James stated his belief that he'd be just as dominant if he never joined the Heat
'But as far as my career, my career was going to be my career as far as individually, because I know how much I put into the game and I know how much I strived to be as great as I can be.
'[But] as far as what I was able to learn here was second to none, that's for sure.'
James added, 'I came here for one reason and one reason only, and that was to win championships. That