He’s done it again. Lebron’s infatuation with big markets and pretty lights now has him bad-mouthing other teams in the NBA, including our beloved Timber Puppies. Lebron feels that if teams like the Timberwolves and New Jersey Nets gave away their big-name players and then just disappeared, the league would be in a much better situation today. He thinks it’ll just be like the 80’s again.
“Imagine if you could take Kevin Love off Minnesotaand add him to another team and you shrink the [league]. Looking at some of the teams that aren’t that great, you take Brook Lopez or you take Devin Harris off these teams that aren’t that good right now and you add him to a team that could be really good. Not saying let’s take New Jersey and let’s take Minnesota out of the league. But hey, you guys are not stupid, I’m not stupid, it would be great for the league.”
If Lebron truly wanted the league to be as competitive and entertaining as it was in the 80’s, tell him to split up the three-headed monster down in Miami and a team that needs a superstar, perhaps return to Cleveland? The 80’s were defined by the infamous matchups between two different greats that resulted in some of the best games ever played. The 80’s were about rivalries, not comradery between All-star friends that figure to when a championship by joining forces.
Next time Lebron speaks about contraction or “the good ‘ole days,” hopefully he understands that his words, as a role-model to many and the face of the new NBA, can be hurtful. Or they can just come off as plain stupid.