Found January 30, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:
LeBron James was finally able to get the monkey off his back last year by winning an NBA championship with the Miami Heat. He will never silence all of his critics, but there is much less to rag on LeBron for now than there was seven months ago. However, Brooklyn Nets forward Reggie Evans still feels that LeBron has yet to accomplish much. Why? Because of the lockout. “It doesn’t prove nothing,” Evans told the NY Daily News when asked what it would mean to beat the reining NBA champs on Wednesday night. “That was a lockout season.” Last I checked, the regular season was shorter for everyone. That means it was a level playing field. The Heat were probably fresher in the playoffs than they would have been if they played 82 games, but so was every other team in the league. They still overcame a 3-2 deficit against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals and beat an incredibly athletic Oklahoma City Thunder team in the NBA Finals. Evans wasn’t done there. He also said that d...
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