Among the most publicized personalities in the league, LeBron James rarely receives unanimous support because of his haters. Except that following his last speech, it was actually one of his biggest fans who violently turned against him in order to set his mind straight. The speech is salty.
LeBron James will forever be linked to the Cavaliers, the franchise from his native state of Ohio and with which he won the title in 2016, but he is also an emblematic player of the Heat. Between 2010 and 2014, the winger established himself as the best player on the planet without the slightest possible dispute, all while winning his first two rings. This is why his recent outing on Miami is enough to raise eyebrows:
I think I would still be at this level, whether I went there or not. But make no mistake: the four years I’ve spent here have been extraordinary. I liked this franchise, this franchise is top level, it’s one of the best franchises in the world. But as far as my career goes – individually – it would have been what it became because I know how hard I put in and I know how hard I tried to be the best I could be.
One thing is certain, the superstar’s speech did not go down with everyone. Remember that without his time in Florida, LBJ’s career would have been very different and even more so on a collective level, he who was struggling to even get to the Finals before his departure from Cleveland. Many people therefore sharply contradicted him, starting with Shannon Sharpe who did not hold back on First Take:
Shannon Sharpe reframes LeBron after his comments on the Heat
— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) November 8, 2023
No, I don’t agree at all, I don’t agree at all, I don’t agree at all with what he said. By the time he arrived in Miami, he had won two regular season championships and one Finals appearance in his first seven seasons. LeBron, do you realize you’re only in the GOAT conversation, thanks to what happened in Miami?
You won two more Finals MVPs, you won two more regular season MVPs, you made it to four Finals in a row. LeBron, how can you say your career would have been the same without going to Miami?
Difficult to be clearer from the NFL Hall of Famer, yet one of the King’s greatest supporters. And for now, the arguments put forward are difficult to contest…
We would like to know what Pat Riley, Erik Spoelstra and the entire Heat think after these comments by LeBron James. Because the King can say what he wants, it was in South Beach that he finally managed to win the title and truly established himself as one of the greatest winners in history…