LeBron James: ‘We’re Not Better Than Last Year’

by January 24, 2017

LeBron James is fed up with the Cavs’ lack of depth.

Following Cleveland’s fifth loss in seven games Monday night in New Orleans, LeBron delivered an expletive-laden rant about the team’s roster management.

James says “it’s been a sh-tty 2017 so far” for the defending NBA champs.

Per the Akron Beacon Journal:

“We’re not better than last year, from a personnel standpoint … we’re a top-heavy team,” James said, adding a few minutes later, “I just hope that we’re not satisfied as an organization. I just hope we not satisfied. How hard it was to do that s—. I just hope we’re not satisfied.”


“I don’t got no time to waste,” he said. “I’ll be 33 in the winter and I ain’t got time to waste. That’s what I’m talking about. … When I feel like physically and mentally, me personally, can’t compete for a championship no more or I feel like I can’t do it, then I won’t have this problem. But until that happens, and it don’t seem like no time soon…” He didn’t finish the sentence. He didn’t have to.


James praised the progress [Kay] Felder has made as a rookie. “He’s gotten better,” James said. “I commend him.” But James asked if [Matthew] Dellavedova, who went undrafted in 2013, could’ve been ready to step into a postseason series as a rookie. […] “It’s tough for Coach because we’re in the process of trying to win a f—— championship,” James said. “It would’ve been unfair to Delly to ask him his rookie year to play on a championship-level team. So that’s why you got guys in front of him that allows him to (grow). We telling Kay to be a backup point guard to a f—— superstar right now, instead of being a backup point guard to a guy that’s proven in the league. You know what I’m saying?”

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