Found June 25, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
If you’re wondering who LeBron James views as his primary competition in the NBA, the answer is Kevin Durant.
During an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, LeBron identified Durant, not Kobe Bryant, or Derrick Rose, or anyone else, as the player that pushes him the most.
“For him to continue to work hard … he’s going to be my inspiration,” James said. “He’s going to be the person that I look at each and every night to see what he did in a game so I can match him. [He's] someone I want to compete with year after year.”
The two worked out together last summer, and LeBron described Durant as his brother.
“First of all, he’s a hell of a player,” James told Nichols. “And he’s a great person, too.”
Even though LeBron has stated in the past that his goal is to become a global icon, he was specific about strictly basketball-related goals.
“I want to be up there with those names, with those all-time greats and all-time champions,” he said.
Now that James has won one title,
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Back on Sunday morning, ESPN aired an interview with Miami Heat star LeBron James about earning his first NBA title.Check out the below screenshot from said interview where LeBron wears a Nike t-shirt with a ring on it:(Courtesy of Footbasket)
For those of you who didn't know, Miami Heat star LeBron James took a break from Twitter while trying to chase that elusive NBA title.After winning it, LeBron is back on Twitter and his first tweet back on June 22nd was a video message to all of his Twitter fans: LeBron has now surpassed five million followers on the social networking site. (Courtesy of USA Today)
Now, this is entertaining! Scooter Macgruder made this video with stuff LeBron James haters say; you may remember some other videos of his such as Stuff Miami Heat Fans Say or Stuff Lakers Fans Say. H/T I Am A GM
As much as it may surprise you, not everyone is going to fall in love with LeBron James again now that he is an NBA champion. In the cacophonous aftermath of the Miami Heat championship, no storyline is more baffling than this idea that LeBron James must be loved again now that he won a title. (Although, you can make a point that all the grandstanding hyperbole in the aftermath...
LeBron James and the Miami Heat are NBA champions. That probably isn't sitting well with most Celtics fans, but you can't discredit anything the C's accomplished this season. So will The Big Three give it another whirl next season? That's the question lingering in the back of every Boston fan's mind as we head into the NBA offseason. It's hardly the only question...
LeBron James often played power forward during Miami's title run with Chris Bosh moving to center.
One thing’s for certain, Chris Johnson never turns down an opportunity to bring attention on himself.
He went out on a limb and compared himself to LeBron James during an appearance on Jim Rome’s show, saying “I feel just like LeBron — a lot of people are going to be back on the bandwagon.”
We’ll see if anyone pays any attention when the bandwagon opens back up.
Before we look ahead, lets take one last look back at the 2012 NBA finals.
Newly crowned champion LeBron James made a talk show stop in New York to talk with David Letterman.
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“Now that you’ve gotten this out of your system, you ready to go back to Cleveland and play some ball?”
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As once upon a time the cover of NBA Live was highly anticipated, as fans and media seeked to find out who would be beset with the dreaded "NBA Live Cover Curse", now the most hotly awaited hoops video game cover of the year comes from the NBA 2K series.
2K Sports have played to this anticipation this year, by starting with a slow reveal on their facebook page, which could...
What if the legions of LeBron James’ haters had a press conference?? The good fine folks over at Jimmy Kimmel Live present us with a post-game presser……. Featuring Bron haters.