LeBron James and the Miami Heat have made the NBA Finals in each of the four years he’s been part of the team, but following a 107-84 loss in game five the Heat were left to watch the San Antonio Spurs celebrate a championship.
However disappointing it was to the fans, according to SI.com, James will apparently take a 50 percent record all day, any day.
“[We will] take 50 percent in four years in championships any day. Obviously, you want to win all of them, but that’s just the nature of the game. You win some, you lose some. You’ve just got to come back the next year and be better as an individual, as a team, and go from there.”
Of course, with a quote like that one harkens back to the flashy and WWE-esque unveiling of the super-trio of James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh just four years ago. After all, it was James who quipped “not one, not two, not three…,” when guaranteeing Heat fans eight NBA championships over the course of his time in Miami.
The Heat’s latest NBA Finals series loss had little to do with James’ individual performance though, as he poured in 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in game five alone. James averaged 28.2 points per game and 7.8 rebounds over the course of this series.
With the loss, the questions are now bound to turn to James’ future in Miami as he can terminate his contract and become a free agent over the summer. Given the lack of help in the 2014 NBA Finals, the questions over leaving have only ramped up, yet James was coy about his future after game five.
“I will deal with my summer when it gets to that point,” James said, via SI.com.