LeBron James says he still has plenty to prove after making the switch from the Miami Heat to the Cleveland Cavaliers for the new season.
Four-time NBA MVP James shocked the basketball world by ending his trophy-laden four-year stint in Florida to return to the Cavaliers, his first franchise, in July.
However, for all his success with the Heat, James says he remains hungry for silverware.
"I still have a lot to prove because of expectations I put on myself," he said. "I ask more of myself than anybody can ask of me.
"I am more patient now than I was four years ago. I understand what it takes to win a championship.
"I understand winning a championship is the hardest thing you can do."
"The challenge with the team is every single day we have to understand we can't waste that day.
"We have to prepare each and every day to get better. Each day and each month, throughout the process we have to give ourselves a chance to compete at the end of the year.
"It's not going to be easy at all, but if we have patience with the process and everyone buys in to coach's system then it will help us out a lot."
The Cavaliers begin their regular season against the New York Knicks on October 30.