LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are being destroyed by the Golden State Warriors with Kevin Durant in the forefront even with the Cavs’ fantastic showing in Game 3. James admitted this edition of the Warriors has the most firepower of any team he has faced but make no mistake about it, he isn’t about to complain.
“Is it fair? I don’t care,” James said Thursday, the day after the Cleveland Cavaliers fell behind 3-0 in the Finals to Durant and the Warriors. “I mean, I think it’s great. It’s great for our league. Right now, look at our TV ratings, look at the money our league is pouring in. I mean, guys are loving the game, our fans love the game.
“I mean, who am I to say if it’s fair or not? No matter who I’m going against, if I’m going against four Hall of Famers, like I said before the series started with Draymond (Green), Klay (Thompson), Steph (Curry), and K.D., or if I’m going against two or whatever the case may be, I’m always excited to play the game.
“And I’m not one to judge and say if it’s fair or not if guys are adding players to their team. So that’s what you want to do. Is it fair that the New York Yankees in the ’90s was adding piece after piece after piece after piece? I mean, if you have the opportunity to do that — is it fair that the (Dallas) Cowboys added Deion Sanders? I mean, listen. It happens. It’s sports. You have an opportunity to sign one of the best players, and you can do it, go ahead and do it. Why not? If I become an owner, I’m going to try to sign everybody.”
James ushered in a new era of super teams in the NBA in the summer of 2010 when he left Cleveland to join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh with the Miami Heat. It was viewed as an unprecedented collaboration between superstars to line up their free agency years in advance to be able to eventually join forces. The Heat went to four straight Finals and won two championships, including one over Durant and his former team in the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Durant told Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck that James’ free agency “paved the way” for him to leave the Thunder last summer to join Golden State after the Warriors beat Oklahoma City in the Western Conference finals.