Say what you want about LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ superstar does in fact stand up for his teammates.
He’s not one to throw someone under the bus after a hard-fought loss like we saw in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors Thursday night.
Just ask teammate J.R. Smith, who made one of the most egregious errors in the history of the NBA Finals.
A heated LeBron James walks out of press conference when questioned about whether JR Smith knew the score after his offensive rebound. pic.twitter.com/fKQEUzucdz
— 95.7 The Game (@957thegame) June 1, 2018
Taking this opportunity to throw shade in the direction of a teammate, former Philadephia Eagles wide receiver Freddie Mitchell called out future Hall of Fame quarterback Donovan McNabb.
Check it out here.
— Freddie Mitchell (@FMitchell84) June 1, 2018
Talk about being extra petty. Obviously, Mitchell and McNabb did not get along during their four years together in Philadelphia. Though, the two last stepped on a football field as teammates some 14 years ago. Maybe get over it, Freddie.
In any event, Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals will go down as one of the best ever. It included Smith’s unbelievable blunder and a questionable foul call against LeBron James.
It culminated in the defending champion Warriors running Cleveland out of Oracle in overtime to take a 1-0 series lead.