After making his free agency decision, LeBron James jetted off to the 2014 Brazil World Cup for the Final on Sunday. James knows a thing about championship competition having won two NBA Championships in five NBA Finals appearances, not to mention his success on the Olympic stage.
Still, James says the World Cup Final is bigger than the NBA Finals.
“This is the highest you can get,” James said Saturday, via the Morning Journal. “This is bigger than the NBA finals in the sense that it’s the world and you have so many countries here.”
Easy to see the glaring difference when comparing the two. The NBA is just the premier basketball league in the world while the World Cup is an international competition where players represent their country. While the NBA Finals come every year, the World Cup is only every four years like the Olympics.
And it is the World Cup! The whole world is competing for soccer supremacy.
James isn’t picking sides in the final though.
“I’m not sure,” he said. “I think Germany is the better overall team, but Argentina has one of the best players in the world — maybe the best, (Lionel) Messi. So that’s why we play the game and we’ll see what happens. I hope it’s a great one.”