words // Brandon Richard

If there's anything more impressive about LeBron James than his on-court ability, it's his willingness to open up and speak out. Especially considering that he's been under the biggest microscope in sports since he was in high school. With the start of the new NBA season looming, the 4-time MVP recently sat down for an interview on CNN's Unguarded with Rachel Nichols.

In the interview, James discusses his return to Cleveland, his relationship with team owner Dan Gilbert, racial problems in the NBA, domestic issues in the NFL, Ferguson, his absent father and much more.

As genuine as any athlete has ever been in his position, James doesn't hesitate to answer the tough questions in the video below: