LeBron would ‘try to sign everybody’ if he were an owner

Posted: 09/06/2017 in NBA, Sports
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Even on the brink of being swept out of The Finals by the Golden State Warriors, LeBron James doesn’t have an issue with how his rivals constructed their superteam.

“Is it fair? I don’t care, I think it’s great,” James asserted in his Thursday media availability session when pressed about the league’s top-loaded talent distribution. “I think it’s great for our league. Look at our TV ratings. Look at the money pouring in. Our guys are loving the game, our fans love the game. Who am I to say whether it’s fair or not?

“No matter who I’m going against, if I’m going against four Hall of Famers like (Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry, and Kevin Durant), or if I’m going against two, whatever the case may be, I’m always excited to play the game. I’m not one to judge and say whether it’s fair or not if guys are adding players to their team. That’s what you want to do.”

LeBron famously left the Cleveland Cavaliers after the 2009-10 season, creating his own superteam alongside Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami. He then returned to Cleveland for the 2014-15 season, joining fellow All-Stars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. You can say what you want about the King, but he’s doing his best to avoid blatant hypocrisy.

James finished by drawing comparisons to two of the great dynasties from the 1990s – and suggested that his team management style would be just as aggressive if he ever owns a team.

“Is it fair that the New York Yankees in the 90s were adding piece after piece after piece after piece? If you have the opportunity to do that, is it fair that the Cowboys added Deion Sanders? It happens. It’s sports. If 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.”


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