The comments spewing from the mouth of LeBron James recently have certainly been head-scratchers to say the least. First he decides to make the claim that there are no rivalries in the East. Now he decides to call a number of ex-Celtics hypocrites.
Bold statements, King James. Time for your crowning as King of Fantasyland.
Ray Allen’s game tying three pointer in Game 6 of the NBA Finals changed everything for the Miami Heat. The image of the Big Three went from failure to success and LeBron James joined an exclusive group of Hall of Famers by winning back to back Finals MVPs.
Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel was outspoken in his remarks after his team beat the Knicks last weekend to move on to the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat. He referred to the Heat as "the next team that's in our way."
Almost three years ago the in-your-face summer spectacle at Miami's American Airlines Arena, celebrated the arrival of LeBron James. He was asked if he took his talents to Miami to win a championship and he famously proclaimed, "Not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, not six, not seven." This came on the heels of James and ESPN partnering for the tasteless special, "The Decision," leaving him and the Heat as public enemy No. 1. In the ensuing months the team was booed in every arena, ripped to shreds all over the Internet, and crushed by most talking heads.However, when Miami’s Team President Pat Riley was recruiting James to the Heat during the summer of 2010 he sold the reigning MVP on the chance to be the focal point of not just a Champion, but a dynasty.
"I can't even remember last year to be honest," Carmelo Anthony said in front of his locker on Sunday when asked about what’s different this year. Well, let me remind everyone as I take you back to May.
The final horn sounded, and LeBron James wrapped his arms around Anthony in a warm embrace. Despite their head-to-head scoring matchup being even at 139 points apiece, the Knicks season ended and Miami moved on to eventually win the Championship.