He said: "Championships is what I play for, and along the way you're able to have. if you're able to have some accolades along the journey, then it's really cool, and this is one of them. They need someone to help lead them out of the situation they're in".
Of course, you don't get to be a champion of James' stature without having a strong character and you can believe he did not back down a jot, only ramped it up further.
Right now, teams play 52 intra-conference and 30 inter-conference.
You can bet your bottom dollar that Laker fans will be bursting into flames on the Los Angeles streets if two of their former players are the reason they miss out on their marquee free agent target.
"As long as we play basketball and do everything the right way, basketball will take care of itself".
Only 11 percent of players surveyed answered yes to the prospect of the Balls being a deterrent to James signing with Los Angeles. Neither a Clippers nor Lakers player made the cut. Magic Johnson & Co. are committed to just $34.6M in salary for 2018-19, and that's before likely stretching the remaining two years on Luol Deng's deal.
Heat Why LeBron would pick Miami James already took his talents to South Beach once, winning two MVP awards and two titles, so could we be in for a Heatles reunion? Plus, by staying in the East, James would avoid the Warriors until the Finals.
Catch the Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers at 8:00 p.m. ET on TNT. The Grizzlies have lost seven consecutive games, but have routinely played well against some of the top teams in the league. Irving did not speak to James before requesting a trade, did not speak to James in at least the first week or two after the trade, and has never opened up about what went on with James in Cleveland (if anything did). And this was actually a compliment from Bickerstaff, who was impressed by the bold, midseason roster reconstruction the Cavaliers executed around James a few weeks ago at the trade deadline. The Golden State Warriors won in 2015 and 2017 and the San Antonio Spurs won in 2014. "For me to sit up here, in the greatest weekend of the NBA All-Star weekend and I get to sit up here and talk about social injustice, equality and why a woman on a certain network made a decision to tell me to shut up and dribble".
The four-time MVP added that a potential switch "changes the landscape of the history of the game". However, James would exploit Embiid on the other end, pulling up for a three, as the center gave up a wide gap of space.
In his annual All-Star press conference, Silver revealed that he is discussing the merits of switching to a new format that seeds the best 16 teams by record, regardless of conference.