LeBron James may be one of the greatest basketball players ever, but the man lacks basic common sense. Look no further than The Decision debacle, his notion that his race was a factor for criticism, or his recent comments about Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.
Alas, King James flashed some knowledge during an interview with David Aldridge:
Me: Since Pierce, certainly, and KG certainly thought of as Celtics, does that rivalry your team had with Boston transfer to Brooklyn?
LBJ: No. Because with the Boston rivalry, not only were you playing against those guys, you were playing against their fans, too. And there are not too many fans that can compete with Boston. Probably the Palace of Auburn Hills when it was rocking, as far as animosity or hatred. Brooklyn doesn’t have that. Obviously, they have great fans, but Boston has that hatred. You kind of inherit not only going against those guys, but you inherit going against those fans as well.
Me: You loved that, didn’t you?
LBJ: Absolutely. It’s great when you can silence them. It’s hard to silence the Garden, I’ll tell you that.
The SOB did shut us up in Game 6 of the 2012 ECF. I’ll give him that.
But let’s not forget who drove him out of Cleveland in 2010 and into the caressing arms of Dwyane Wade and Pat Riley.