LeBron James: ‘We Are Not Having Fun at All’

by November 23, 2010

Following Miami‘s sixth loss of the season last night (by far, their worst), James told reporters that his team needs to rediscover the joy in order to start winning again. The Palm Beach Post has the quotes: “There’s only so much anger that can take care of a ballgame,’ James said. ‘You still need to go out and play. We need to play with the confidence we had earlier in the season. We need to have more fun. We are lacking two things, that is having fun and having a little bit of swag right now. We are not playing with the same atmosphere, pride and fun as we did early on in the season when we were playing some good ball.’ Of course, that’s a chicken or egg thing, isn’t it? ‘I think playing a high level will help,’ James said. ‘Fun can be taken out of character at times. You can say a team is having too much fun when you are winning, that these guys are not serious about the game. I really don’t believe in that for me, personally. That’s how I play the game of basketball. I have a lot of fun with it. It has helped me get to the point where I am today as a professional athlete. I don’t think I have brought that to the team thus far.’ Later, he added: ‘We are not having fun at all.'”