Apr 23, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (right) greets guard Dwyane Wade (left) after defeating the Charlotte Bobcats in game two during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James says he'd 'come up swinging' after fouls in a different era


One of the hotter topic of discussions in today’s NBA world are the constant hard fouls on Miami Heat star LeBron James. of course, being the biggest name in the game, you’re going to have that constant bullseye on your back, and James certainly does with the amount of hard fouls that he takes.

One of the more admirable traits of James, though, is how he always seems to take it all in stride and not lose his cool, although LeBron recently made it known that if this were a different era, like say the 1980s, his response would be rather different.

“I mean a lot to our team,” said James via ESPN.com. “Obviously, the game is different [today]. If this was the 1980s, I’d come up swinging. But this is not the ’80s. I can’t do that. Me being out of the game, it hurts us more than it’s going to hurt the other team. I’ve got to keep my composure. I get frustrated at times, but I understand how much I mean to this team.”

Whether or not James means that, we really don’t know, but he’s right. If you happened to catch the recent 30 for 30 on the Detroit Pistons ‘Bad Boys’ teams, you’d realize that’s how things worked in that era, as opposed to what we have now.

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