I know, I know. Another LeBron James story. But listen, this one features quotes from the man himself so I would really be doing a disservice by writing about all sorts of other things related to LeBron and then just ignoring when he actually speaks. It’s why they pay me the big bucks.
Anyways, so as we know, LeBron wasn’t able to finish Game 1 between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat last night because he started cramping so severely that he just couldn’t even walk anymore. He even had to be carried off the court.
Well anytime a superstar isn’t able to finish an NBA Finals game, he’s going to have to at least comment on it. And LeBron did just that earlier this afternoon. Speaking to reporters, he had the following to say–among other things, of course.
LeBron: “I was very angry. I was disappointed in myself.”
— J.A. Adande (@jadande) June 6, 2014
That’s not surprising. Anyone is going to be upset when they aren’t able to finish something they’ve worked their whole lives for.
LeBron also added this.
LeBron says he could care less about the criticism about his cramping and refused to say the name of the energy drink taking shots.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) June 6, 2014
I think this is where LeBron has changed. I believe earlier in his career he was concerned with criticism and wanting to please people. Changing that mentality is in part what helped him win the last two titles, and it’s also why he’ll be back and as good as ever for Game 2.