LeBron James Said He's Never Played For A Superteam, And He's So Much Easier To Root For When He's Not Speaking
Honestly, it was only a matter of time. Did we really think that the King of searching out the best basketball opportunity for himself was going to make it through an entire series and the postgame press conferences without reminding people that he makes an awful underdog? Did we really expect him to concede a title to a franchise he despises without somehow downplaying the talent on the championship team that he - himself - basically put together? This nonsensical comment was basically enabled by us. We gave the guy an inch by constantly talking up the Goliath-like nature of the Golden State Warriors, and LeBron took miles and miles of leeway in speaking about himself as if he's always been the prototypical David.
Of course it's absurd that the man who sat on stage and said "not one, not two, not three, not four...." doesn't believe he's ever been part of a "superteam" when the following picture should basically accompany the term in every single basketball encyclopedia, but are we really surprised that he's painted a much different picture in his head? For all his calculated basketball genius on the court he's insufferably irrational off of it. Admitting that he formed a superteam (in Miami, Cleveland, or both) would be the same as admitting that the Golden State Warriors did something better than he did, and owning up to defeat has never been one of his plethora of talents.