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LeBron starting to get down on his teammates?

Posted on: May 28, 2009 7:47 pm

CLEVELAND -- Well, it sure sounds that way.

Don't take it from me. Take it from the man himself, LeBron James, who has made several curious comments since Cleveland lost Game 4 to Orlando to fall down 3-1 in this series.

"We are looking forward to the challenge," he said after Game 4. "I know I am. So I will be ready, and I think our guys will be ready, too."

He thinks?

And then this is what James said Thursday night, before Game 5:

"Hopefully they accept the challenge," he said. "I am."

And he said this:

"Hopefully the guys are ready," he said. "I think they are."

Hopefully? He thinks they are? Not exactly confidence-inspiring, is it? Sounds to me like James isn't sure how much help, if any, he's going to get from his teammates. And who could blame him? To a man, every one of his teammates -- every stinkin' one of them -- has shrunk from the challenge of the Eastern Conference finals. Replace LeBron James with anyone in the NBA, including Kobe Bryant or Dwyane Wade, and this was an Orlando sweep.

Category: NBA
Tags: LeBron James

Since: Dec 11, 2008
Posted on: May 28, 2009 8:27 pm

LeBron starting to get down on his teammates?

If he put an emphasis on the word think, then it does sound a little fishy. If not, this is much to do about nothing.

Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: May 28, 2009 7:58 pm

LeBron starting to get down on his teammates?

LeBron's not clairvoyant or ESP, is he?  So he's giving the best answer he knows.

He could say that he KNOWS FOR A FACT his teammates are up to the challenge, but then he'd look like an idiot when they lose.

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