If you think I am going to dig into the annals of Cleveland Cavaliers postgame press conferences to try to find out whether or not LeBron James and Kenny Roda have some long, storied past of contentiousness specifically following defeat then clearly it's your first time reading this site. Welcome, and in a very "sorry, not sorry" kind of a way I apologize for the lack of journalistic integrity.
Anyway, on to the best basketball player in the world and his seemingly snippy response to what sounded like a fairly harmless question. Like I said, I don't know if there's a history responsible for that uncomfortable interaction, but I do know that that tone was of someone that hasn't had to answer to his failures in quite some time.
You know when you get accustomed to a higher standard of living and things that used to be part of your daily routine now feel like inconveniences? I can't help but think that LeBron has gotten so used to winning (seeing as that's all he's done for well over a month) that answering to a loss felt like the professional athlete version of an executive getting his/her own coffee for the first time since they became partner. Complaining about a poignant inquiry following one of his worst playoff performances ever comes off as trivial at best and bitchy at worst, but maybe you'd react similarly if you had reporters lobbing you softballs about your favorite rapper for the last 40-some odd days. Not to say that his whining should be excused because of how unnecessary it's been since the postseason started, but it is to say that I can relate since I engage in similarly unexcused whining when I hit traffic that's "not supposed to be there" or encounter a long line that's usually much shorter.