Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James will make his 10th NBA Finals appearance, and critics seem to be using the opportunity to blast him. The Los Angeles Lakers had a chance to win the Western Conference Finals for the first time in a decade thanks to LeBron and his skillset. It’s an incredible accomplishment for the king of basketball. Doubters keep saying that LeBron is 3-6 in his Finale appearances. Now we have the king blasting his critics. The great LeBron James responded to all the doubters who question his NBA Finals record.
The 16-time All-Star talked about this during Tuesday’s interview with media members.
Many analysts agree that LeBron’s Heat teams should have lost in the 2011 and 2014 NBA Finals. But, LeBron’s three losses to the Warriors actually happened against a superior team.
The four-time NBA MVP has a chance to change the narrative around his NBA Finals losses by winning the series this season.
LeBron James to improve his NBA Finals record
The Los Angeles Lakers will enter the Finals with a 12-3 record. Miami has the same record, and it will be a really big challenge for both teams. Pat Riley is leading an excellent team, and the Heat has surprised a lot of fans.
Teams will have Game 1 on Wednesday. It’s a big game for LA, and Heat players will do their best to shut down LeBron and Anthony Davis.
LeBron has a high opinion of Pat Riley. They spent four years together in Miami. Riley was really mad when LeBron left the team to re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
King James doesn’t mind any of this, and has nothing but words of praise for Miami’s leader.
“When you hear the name Pat Riley, you think about probably one of the greatest minds this game has ever had,” LeBron said. “He’s won at every level. I saw a stat the other day that he’s been part of a championship in every decade. This league is not the same without Riles.”