The Miami Heat are up 1-0 in their series against the Brooklyn Nets which isn’t something that can be said by the Oklahoma City Thunder in their series against the Los Angeles Clippers. Kevin Durant may have won the MVP award but LeBron James is a step closer to winning a title, but he’s not thrilled about losing the MVP to Durant.
While speaking about finishing second — soundly — LeBron kind of sorta threw the Heat under the bus for not winning enough games this season and losing him a chance at the award.
“I think I played well enough to win it, but I don’t think our team played well enough to win it,” James said, via Ethan J. Skolnick of Bleacher Report. ”We had too many up and down stretches throughout the season, and if my team’s not winning, then I shouldn’t be the MVP.”
As much as those still living in 2011 want to vilify LeBron James, this really isn’t the wet dream quote you were waiting for. While it sounds an awful lot like he’s throwing his team under the bus — which he no doubt is, to a certain extent — he’s more or less saying the team wasn’t as strong as it could have been.
Could he have worded it better, sure. But the Heat are on their way to the ultimate team award while Durant and the Thunder are still figuring things out.