There’s a video of this, but really, it’s long and boring, and full of stuff about how the Cavs need to do some stuff to get better, and how he’s really let down they didn’t beat the Magic(!!) [And, as Adam pointed out - the MAGIC? Is there even a fan base for things outside of Mickey Mouse in Orlando??] But – he did have this quote at some point during the Q&A with reporters:
“It’s hard for me to congratulate somebody after you just lose to them,” he said. “I’m a winner. It’s not being a poor sport or anything like that. If somebody beats you up, you’re not going to congratulate them. That doesn’t make sense to me. I’m a competitor. That’s what I do. It doesn’t make sense for me to go over and shake somebody’s hand.”
Really? It’s hard? Well no shit, asshole. That’s the step that makes people elevate from regular shmoes like me, to legends. You want to go down history as “the King” – then step up, get 7 rings, and congratulate the team that kicked your sorry ass in your own home court. In a Game 7 situation, Jordan would NEVER have let that happen. Not only would he have stepped up his game, his playing inspired Toni Kukoc to play harder. THAT’s the difference that you won’t get.
And did you notice that as soon as LeBron made this douchey statement, none of the commentators have hopped back on the bandwagon of “This guy is better than Jordan.”
Piss off Cavs.