The Golden State Warriors clinched its second championship in three years at the expense of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, and right after that loss, someone asked ‘Bron if he still thinks “superteams” are good for the league.
James—who famously left Cleveland to join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on the Miami Heat, and then returned to his hometown once the Cavs drafted Kyrie Irving and won another No. 1 pick to exchange for Kevin Love—denied engaging in any such activity.
“I don’t believe I’ve played for a superteam,” James said in the video above, via NBA Retweet. “I don’t believe in that.”
The newly-minted Finals MVP Kevin Durant said James definitely “paved the way” for creating NBA superpowers. So what should James expect after saying something so ludicrous? Of course, a lot of Twitter trolling!
You had it coming your way, King!
“I’m not the GM of the team” – LeBron James.
“I don’t believe I’ve played for a super team.”
— Hoop District (@HoopDistrictDC) June 13, 2017
LeBron James just said he doesn’t believe he has played for a “super team.” That’s why he predicted not 1-2-5-6-8 titles in Miami.
— Aaron J. Fentress (@AaronJFentress) June 13, 2017
LeBron: “I never played on a Superteam”
— Hoops&Brews Podcast (@HoopsNBrews) June 13, 2017
Lebron really just said on live television that he was never apart of a super team, while throwing shade at KD. pic.twitter.com/BMsDu4KqwA
— ky september. (@mskysept) June 13, 2017
Why would LeBron say he was never on a Superteam? He didn’t join one but he created one
— Nique (@DominizZzle) June 13, 2017
LeBron says he hasn’t played for a super team pic.twitter.com/izcToHTC5P
— Meka (@Shantronicsss) June 13, 2017
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) June 13, 2017
Stop trolling him, you guys. I’m sure it’s just the fifth Finals loss of his career talking. He’s fine.