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Quote of the Day: LeBron thinks the Thunder could have done some things better

May 24, 2011, 7:38 PM EDT

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Before Game 4 of the Heat/Bulls series, Heat forward LeBron James was asked about Oklahoma City’s Game 4 collapse against the Dallas Mavericks last night, and he responded thusly:

“I don’t want to sit here and be the coach of OKC but I seen a lot of things that could have been done better.”

It’s not a huge stretch to say that a team could have done a lot of things better while giving up a 15 point lead in five minutes of play, but LeBron will probably take some heat (no pun intended) for talking about another team’s struggles shortly before one of the biggest games of his season and possibly his career. What’s important right now isn’t LeBron’s diagnosis of the Thunder’s issues, but whether he can prevent his team from having issues of their own as they try to take a 3-1 series lead against the team that finished with a league-best 62 wins in the regular season.

  1. gemini1512 - May 24, 2011 at 7:40 PM

    What a punk. The question should not have even been asked, but a better response absolutely could have been given. Can he not take the high road and just say something vague, praising both teams for their efforts, like everyone else probably would have?

    Why add insult to injury? No class.

  2. goforthanddie - May 24, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    Win a title LeBitch. THEN you can run your mouth about other teams.

  3. coltsfanindc - May 24, 2011 at 7:50 PM

    Smh. LeBron is developing a “T.O. syndrome”. U gotta know to shut the hell up! I’m a Heat fan but hez made a few bad quotes this year

    • hnirobert3 - May 24, 2011 at 8:33 PM

      Did you seriously just use smh? And why are you a Heat fan that also likes the Colts and lives in DC? What’s the connection?

      • hnirobert3 - May 24, 2011 at 8:33 PM

        Nevermind, Baltimore Colts… I hope that’s why, at least.

  4. hnirobert3 - May 24, 2011 at 7:51 PM

    What do you want him to say? No comment? He was ASKED A QUESTION. He’d get ripped if he said no comment as well.

    • slopmcflop - May 24, 2011 at 8:05 PM

      Yeah I’m not understanding the tone of this article and some of the comments. He’s being interviewed before the game, one of the reporters asked him about the Thunder. He gave his opinion.

      There are plenty of things for people to bash Lebron about, but this is being petty.

      • hnirobert3 - May 24, 2011 at 8:27 PM

        Yep, people SERIOUSLY need to get lives because they’re obsessing and dissecting over everything a 25 year old basketball player is saying.

  5. Justin - May 24, 2011 at 7:52 PM

    I don’t think it was things that could have been done better but more of a case of things that could have been executed better.

    • slopmcflop - May 24, 2011 at 8:26 PM

      The play calling in the playoffs has been pretty atrocious for the Thunder. Too much isolation, not enough off the ball movement. I don’t care what the defense does, you don’t want THABO jacking up a 3 at the end of regulation. You have to draw up a better play than that. As much credit as you have to give Brooks, you also have to wonder if he can only get this team so far.

  6. andrejohnsonforpresident - May 24, 2011 at 8:04 PM


    “LeBron James was asked about Oklahoma City’s Game 4 collapse against the Dallas Mavericks last night”

    He was asked a question and he answered it.
    ““I don’t want to sit here and be the coach of OKC”
    He even said it in a way as saying I don’t want to answer this question but I will.

    It’s not like he just came out and just said it. He was legitimately asked a question! He didnt drop a twitter bomb on the subject. He simply answered a question. Talk about jumping on the mans every word. You all are worse than my ex gf!

  7. frobaggins - May 24, 2011 at 8:43 PM

    hahaha “i seen things..”

  8. sgm405 - May 24, 2011 at 9:10 PM

    “I seen”…must have missed English class at St. V.

    • rickperez473 - May 25, 2011 at 4:57 PM

      Wait a minute, are people REALLY criticizing a professional athlete for their grammar??

  9. kilo0986 - May 24, 2011 at 10:59 PM

    “One of the biggest games of his career” I didn’t realize it was game 7 of the finals.

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