Larry Brown Sports- LeBron James was on vacation with Paul in the Bahamas while all of the Jordan drama was unfolding. At one point, it seemed like Jordan had already joined the Dallas Mavericks. LeBron believes Paul knew all along that there was a chance Jordan wasn’t leaving the Los Angeles Clippers.
“I was telling Chris at the time, ‘Man, that’s a huge blow for you guys,'” James told Ethan Skolnick and Howard Beck on Bleacher Report Radio Sunday. “I hate that my best friend and my guy has to go through that because DeAndre does so many great things for their team and he’s going to Dallas.
“A couple of days later I’m still on vacation and they say (Jordan) is having a change of heart. I think Chris had a lot more information than he was giving us. That’s my best friend, but I know he was holding back some information because he wanted to make sure that everything was going right for them and their team.”
Let us pray that this is the last DeAndre Jordan blog I have to write before there is actually basketball being played. And, of course, the over saturation of DJ news poetically comes to a head with LeBron James take on the situation. The 'King' of creating unnecessary blog material has done so again with nothing more than an opinion that is based solely on his intuition. Why wouldn't LeBron's opinion on anything and everything be worthy of it's own column? At this point LeBron should have his own daily journal on the front page of ESPN. Although, I guess that wouldn't be nearly as fun as having 100 reporters nipping at his coattails 24/7 looking for even the smallest of soundbites.
This whole CP3, LeBron, Wade, and Carmelo "brotherhood" is starting to seem like kind of a farce, right? None of those players play for the Mavericks. Hell, none of them even play in the Western Conference. If Chris Paul knew something the others didn't he would have no reason to withhold that information. Well, other than he is not nearly as good of friends with them as they all lead on. Now, me and my friends don't sit around in a circle and drink wine on man-cations, but you can bet your ass that if we did we would discuss what was going on in each other's lives. Four professional basketball players don't sit around and just avoid discussing basketball altogether, and pretty much the biggest NBA storyline at the time was DJ signing with the Mavericks. The fact that LeBron James had to make an educated guess that CP3 knew there was controversy surrounding the situation says a lot about how they view each other as friends. Just banana boating around the island like BFF's, not trusting each other with a single piece of personal information. That sounds like the most feminine friendship in the world. I guess I can't criticize too much. With the NBA being as big of a soap opera as it is, it's no wonder that it's biggest stars act like they are fresh off the set of 'Days Of Our Lives'.