The Bulls, Knicks, Warriors and Thunder won their first round series, but fell short of reaching the NBA's Final Four. Each team faces a pivotal offseason with many decisions to consider. Read More. Written by Daniel Leroux on May 21, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS— So here are the Miami Heat back in Indiana. And here are the Indiana Pacers, talking again. ToLeBron James, it is all so amusing. In advance of Tuesday's game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, James noted the cockiness of the Pacers during last season's Eastern Conference semifinals, when Indiana took a 2-1 series lead only to fall in six games, the series ending on the Pacers' home court. "They took a 2-1 lead and were really excited about what was going on and they were talking a lot," he said. "They felt like they were the better team, we took control of the series." James said he continued to take note. "But they've been talking a lot," he said. "I read a lot of clips they had before the season, said they were better than us and they should have beat us, so we'll be ready." James said such an approach is not his way. "I'm not one to talk much, honestly," he said. "I just do it on the court. I let my game do the talking, but it is amusing sometimes, you see guys, you see teams talking and they didn't beat you." He said there is a time and a place. "I've always kind of been after the fact," he said. "If I hear someone talking, then I will have a conversation with them, or say my peace out on the floor, but I will never start it up. "My Little League coaches wouldn't allow us to do that. They always told, 'Just let your game do the talking.' " That didn't stop James from working out in the offseason with Pacers swingman Paul George. "He's continued to grow," James said. "And with growth also comes confidence. I think the good thing, which is a bad for them, but it's a good for him, is they haven't hadDanny Granger. So it's allowed him to grow and kind of fill in that role, the No. 1, or whatever the case may be, a role when he's had more opportunities to showcase what he can do."
Well, he doesnt really talk that much trash given how good he is. And he actually is right about never really starting up with anyone. Mind you this is the best player in the NBA...if he wanted to talk trash, it would be okay. But he doesnt.
He's the best player in the league and is just coming off a championship. He can say whatever he wants, and he has the game to back it up. He's definitely said some silly things in the past, but I feel like he's made a drastic improvement in maturity since then. I think that summer after he lost in the finals changed him a bit. He seems at peace with himself, as strange as that sounds.
The LeBron of today is different than the guy fortelling 7+ rings imo. I don't think he's as cocky as he use to be.
grimballer wrote:when did kobe become this idol?
sure he has his followers in cali, but thats pretty much it.
One thing you can say about LeBron is that he doesn't talk trash, doesn't loose his cool, and let's his game speak for itself. He may have some stupid off court antics or may have said some dumb things in the media but he's never directly smack talked anyone that I can remember