Lebron James says, “I’m the happiest I’ve ever been” following the Cavaliers win over the Golden State Warriors. They are the first team in NBA history to come back from a 3-1 deficit and win the NBA finals, which also gives the city of Cleveland its first major league professional sports title in 52 years.
James also led both teams in all five statistical categories with 29.7 points, 11.3 rebounds, 8.9 assists, 2.3 blocks, and 2.6 steals per game, which makes him the first NBA player to do so in the playoffs.
For bizarre reasons, despite James’ incredible achievements he is still considered one of the most disliked pro athletes today.
The finals MVP may still have a lot of haters out there after their thrilling finals with the Warriors, in fact, after his expletive celebratory speech in Cleveland today that could actually grow a legion.
On Timofey Mozgov, Lebron James said, “He’s a big mother f_cker, ain’t he?” before a huge crowd in the team’s hometown.
The audience cracked up during Lebron James’ spirited speech. For the first time, it seems the best basketball player in the league comes out unguarded as he kept on firing away and scores raw points from the crowd. Among his famous lines were:
“That brick building right there, Shump’ll run through it. Now I don’t know if he’ll go head-first because he loves his haircut, but he’ll go face-first.”
“I’ve seen a lot of things, they were like “LeBron makes six straight Finals appearances. Well, [expletive], James Jones made six straight as well.”
“To Kyrie Irving … this guy thought I was blowing smoke up his [expletive] when I said earlier this season that he could be the best point guard in our league, and also be an MVP in our league.”
On Matthew Dellavedova, “Delli would tear that damn bear up (for the loose ball).”
Lebron James dedicated his speech to appreciate his teammates; that as a leader, he was just one guy and needed support. It was never really about him, and it raised his teammates to another level by telling the audience about the unheard of sacrifices they had made.
You can’t hate him for that.
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