And although he's on the cusp of being swept in the Finals - for the second time - by a team unequalled in today's game, James isn't envious of the Warriors for building a super power in sneakers.
One day after Cleveland plunged into a 3-0 hole following a demoralizing 118-113 loss in Game 3, James said he didn't have a problem with Durant tilting the balance of power by joining forces with a star-studded that already had Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.
This isn't to say that Durant's abilities, or numbers, only exist because of the system but that like any organization, when everybody else is excelling at their job it's that much to do yours perfectly versus when you're trying to pick up everybody's slack, as James is often tasked to do. "Is it fair? I don't care".
LeBron James left Cleveland to go to Miami, team up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh and win a couple of titles. James doesn't begrudge the Warriors, he even pointed out the National Basketball Association isn't the only league where dynasties have been built by owners throwing around money.
"I thought our team scrapped and competed. I've played against some great teams, but I don't think no team has had this type of firepower". "It happens. It's sports". He's shooting 55 percent from the field and 38 percent from behind the arc, numbers that should and in nearly any other circumstances would have him on his way to cementing his legacy as the best player of all time with yet another championship.
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She has looked more at one with her surroundings around Roland Garros than a panama hat and some Ray-Bans. I feel proud, because I think the mental part helped me a lot this tournament in all matches", she added.
"Why not? If I become an owner, I'm going to try to sign everybody". They were both dazzling and overpowering against Golden State.
While James was literally consistent in the past three games, averaging a terrific triple-double of 32 points, 12 rebounds and 10.3 assists per game entering Game 3, that can not be said of Irving and Love.
Kevin Durant hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 45 seconds left, and the Warriors scored the final 11 points in Game 3 to take a commanding 3-0 series lead.
But except for an exaggerated yawn before taking the first question, James was upbeat, satisfied that he has done everything within his power to slow the Warriors, who have toyed with the field for weeks.
The latest idiotic bit of criticism of LeBron comes from his decision to pass to Kyle Korver in the corner for a good look three with under one minute to go in the game and the Cavaliers up two. "It never was an excuse a year ago". He gets the blame for not playing hero ball, even though we can watch the team smacking the Cavaliers around in the Finals to see why hero ball is not how you win big. A new arena is being built for the team, which starts play in November. "Obviously you never know what's going to happen, but as it stands right now, they look pretty good, as far as the future". "That was my very next call", Green said.
"I'm drained right now, both mentally and physically", James said. "I believe in playing a lot of people and I also believe in getting them a little rest". Thompson stopped penetration and challenged Irving's 3-point attempt, which he missed. That's the benefit to having four of the top 15 players in the National Basketball Association - not to mention two of the best three or four in Stephen Curry and Durant.