Nope. Turns out even Smith was stunned that James would not only pull that in the NBA Finals when down 3-0, but that he could do it in the first place. The team can try to trade Kevin Love, but a healthy Warriors team with Kevin Durant might be too good for anyone to beat.
James has been prolific in reaching the finals, the only man to get two teams there 4 times, but has struggled to hoist the trophies.
The mantra worked in the third game as the Cavaliers on the home court had a six-point lead heading into the last three minutes.
It was the same type of kick that earned Draymond Green a Flagrant 1 in last year's postseason, which played a part in his suspension for Game 5 of the Finals, after accumulating four flagrant-foul points capped off by an altercation with LeBron James. James owns a house in Los Angeles that was recently vandalized.
This will surely raise more than a few eyebrows, but here goes. In the letter, Gilbert describes James' decision as cowardly and promises a championship in Cleveland before James gets one. The Lakers' interest in James dates back many years including during free agency in 2014.
It's most likely that we'll do one big mailbag for Sunday so you've got some time but with nothing on Friday until a ridiculously late 9 p.m. start, I could get a jump on it. In a much-publicised television event in 2010, Mr James announced that he would "take [his] talent to South Beach" to play for the Miami Heat.
But the league landscape can change quickly.
Signing with the Clippers, however, could allow him to play with his superstar friends. The Clippers make sense if LeBron wants to form a Banana Boat Voltron with Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and Carmelo Anthony. LeBron James is also an exceptionally good basketballer.
Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer has reported LeBron's consideration of leaving the Cavaliers if they fail to win the Finals this year.
You can read the full piece regarding LeBron James' potential to head west right here.
Recently, the comparisons were again blown open when James overtook Jordan on the leader board for the most points scored by a player in his career in the NBA Playoffs. Was when he was playing for Cleveland team that nobody expected to get anywhere near the National Basketball Association finals and the Iran and you really have an all time great spurs team that year.
Are the positives of sunshine, Hollywood, potentially playing alongside Paul George and a young core who could begin to carry him as he ages enough to entice LeBron to leave Cleveland a second time?