Lebron James took the podium Thursday facing a 3-0 deficit to the Golden State Warriors. For the first time in his career, he states he is facing the “most firepower”. With Kevin Durant on the enemy lines, James personally couldn’t stop the difference the Warriors have this year. Durant would pull up on James with under a minute left in the 4th quarter to put the Warriors up one.
It may seem unfair to some or just a pure joy of entertaining basketball to others. Despite the Cavaliers in jeopardy of losing their title of World Champions in Game 4, LeBron has no issue with the powerhouse Golden State has become.
“It’s part of the rules,” James said Thursday. “Is it fair? I don’t care. It’s great for our league. Right now, look at our TV ratings, look at the money our league is pouring in. I mean, who am I to say if it’s fair or not?”
What is fair is that nobody can blame the Warriors for all the teams that passed up on drafting Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green. The NBA’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement blessed the Warriors in an odd way. A 73-win team, no significant draft position, and a team that was up 3-1 in the NBA Finals. The odds there was for Golden State not to achieve anything close to signing a star player yet alone arguably the second best player in the NBA.
On Thursday, James would make a final statement prior to walking off from his media availability.
“I’m not one to judge and say if it’s fair or not if guys are adding players to their team,” he said. “It happens. It’s sports. You have an opportunity to sign one of the best players, and you can do it, go ahead and do it.
“Why not? If I become an owner, I’m going to try to sign everybody.”