In Responding To A Reporter's Question Literally, LeBron James Perfectly Recalled The Start Of The 4th Quarter
Honestly, it's a credit to LeBron James' that I'm left extremely underwhelmed by his ability to recall, in detail, the start of the last quarter of basketball that he played just about an hour after if ended. Considering the stories we've heard of him telling opponents where they are supposed to be on certain offensive sets, or prematurely calling game-winning shots, it's no surprise that his ability to retain and predict what happens on a basketball court is almost as superior as his ability to use that knowledge, in conjunction with his transcendent talent, to his advantage. We are talking about someone who gets no shortage of well-deserved admiration for being the most durable and dominant athlete on the planet for the last 15 years. He doesn't need me, or anyone else for that matter, fawning over his recollection of how much he and his team sucked during a blowout loss. As far as heaping praise on a multi-generational player is concerned, that's where I draw the line.
Now, that doesn't mean I wasn't left impressed by LeBron James overly literal answer to a question from a soon-to-be stumped reporter. As someone who typically finds him to be unbearably passive aggressive when things aren't going his way, even I was left disarmed but his play-by-play driven pettiness. Make no mistake, that was a kind of a dickhead response. It was just pieced together in such an intelligent and matter-of-fact fashion that not only did it not come off as such, but it actually garnered a round of applause! That long-winded answer could be loosely translated to "that question is so unworthy of my time that I'm going to spend even more time making myself difficult to transcribe by telling you exactly what you already watched", but it was so inconspicuously veiled as perfect memorization that no one even caught on. For that masked act of mockery, I can't help but tip my cap.