LeBron James: 'I would quit basketball' if I was on Northern Iowa
LeBron James discussed the embarrassment of giving up a 12 point lead in 44 seconds, as Northern Iowa did against Texas A&M in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Texas A&M's furious comeback at the end of regulation against Northern Iowa is still making ripples across the basketball world. After all, storming back from 12 points down in less than a minute in regulation is the largest deficit overcome to win in college basketball history.
For Texas A&M fans it was pure elation. For Northern Iowa it was a heartbreak of the worst kind. LeBron James showed very little sympathy for the Panthers when asked about the comeback, telling ESPN's Dave McMenamin he would "quit basketball" if he played for Northern Iowa.
LeBron on the A&M comeback over UNI: "I would quit basketball. If I was on Northern Iowa, I would quit."— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) March 23, 2016
James has already ruffled feathers with his social media behavior recently, but this is a below-the-belt shot at a team that is already hurting after the crushing defeat.
Of course, there is also the other side of the coin with Texas A&M's continued elation.
And if you've been living under a rock, here is the full comeback at the end of regulation in what ended up being a 92-88 double overtime win.
Our Latest Stories
Get ready, Washington fans. The freshman guard could be a special one for the Huskies this...
Here is the latest Eye on College Basketball podcast
The school is open to embracing the Fab Five era, but Webber not returning to campus
These teams were once major players, but can they ever get back to the top?
Freshman center Omari Spellman was ruled academically ineligible by the NCAA
Teams that made it to the Big Dance last year, but may have some trouble getting back