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#LeBron James has established himself as one of the best players to ever play in the NBA. The #Cleveland Cavaliers small forward has achieved numerous accolades [VIDEO] throughout his illustrious career, yet he is not done and he wants to become even better. The best part is that LeBron is only 32 [VIDEO] and he hasn't shown any signs of slowing down. James is already great, but it's obvious that he wants to be the greatest and nothing less.

Even though the Cavaliers superstar is one of the most dominant players in the league, one of his biggest weaknesses was free throw shooting. LeBron James has made 74.0 percent of his free throws during his career, but he shot career-low 67.4 percent last year.

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However, the four-time MVP wants to improve his free throw percentage, and that is the final goal of his career.

Can LeBron shoot well from the line?

LeBron James has shot under 70 percent from the free throw line twice in his career. However, his best free throw percentage was in 2008/09 season when he converted 78.0 percent of his shots from the charity stripe.

In 11 season with the Cleveland Cavaliers, James shot 73.3 percent from the free throw line, but his percentage went up to 75.8 percent with the Miami Heat. There is no doubt that LeBron was a much better shooter in Miami, but it's still questionable if he can shoot well from the line.

According to the superstar forward, his goal is to shoot 80 percent from that charity stripe. "I want to shoot 80 [percent] from the free-throw line, man," James told ESPN.

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"That's my only goal. That's my last goal of my NBA career. That's my last one. I've done everything else."

LeBron has appeared in five games this season and he shot 76.0 percent from the line. However, this is a small sample size, especially considering that he's averaged career-low 5.0 free throw attempts per game. Still, there is a chance that he can reach the 80-percent mark, so it will be interesting to see if he can achieve his final goal.

James has changed his shooting motion

LeBron James suffered an elbow injury during the offseason and was forced to miss a few games because of it. However, it seems that the injury was a blessing in disguise as it also forced the four-time MVP to change his shooting motion.

The new shooting motion did not only make him feel better, but it also improved his shooting percentages. Beside his decent free throw percentage, James has also shot 61.1 percent from the field, which is the best mark of his career.