LeBron James Took A Jab At The Measurables Of A Reporter Who Wanted To Know What's Wrong With The Cavaliers Defense
You know what, I'm not even mad, I'm just...disappointed. Much like he has the game of basketball at a professional level, LeBron James has turned passive aggressiveness into an art form. Unfortunately, a completely irrelevant insult that so obviously served as a deflection from actually answering to three straight disastrous defensive efforts was anything but artful. I don't particularly mind when athletes give reporters condescending sound bites, but I just expected more out of a guy whose always been so calculated in his insincerity.
This was like listening to your favorite musician's most recent album only to learn that it sounds like he scraped together one last money grab. It was like checking out your favorite painter's newest piece only to find that it's a handful of blue paint strewn across an overpriced canvas. It's like having to force laughs while seeing your favorite comedian live. LeBron James has set the bar so high in previous disingenuous interactions with the media that just flat out saying that a 62 year old reporter who likely stands as tall as his abdominals would be a downgrade in defensive rotations feels lazy. It's not the fact that it's a complete deviation from a pretty fair question that has me shaking my head in dissatisfaction, but rather that it was so poorly crafted by someone who's proven to be quite the architect in reconstructing narratives.