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

by January 24, 2017
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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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