LeBron James, for the uninitiated, is a total media construct. Ever since Dime was running a weekly feature on him in high school, replete with third person quotes (“LeBron is just trying to be LeBron, stay humble”) it’s been almost totally impossible to perceive anything he says as genuine.
Anyway, this will be a new, consistent feature, wherein we elucidate things LeBron says or does that are obviously a function of appeasing the media and have little, if anything to do with whatever vestiges of a soul reside within his hulking, explosive mass.
So here’s what LeBron said after being informed that the Cavs, in a 97-92 OT win, tied an NBA record for fewest turnovers: “That’s good basketball. We did a good job protecting the ball,” James said. “It’s all about the team.”
It’s all about what? How did we get from talking about turnovers to “it’s all about the team?” Does he ever have original thoughts? Even “anything is possible” is better than that.
Okay, so to be fair, the first piece might be able to fly. Except Mike Brown (Cavs coach) said, “It was an ugly ballgame, but you’ve got to win ugly sometimes.
I guess there’s some question as to whether he actually believes his own hype.