PORTLAND, Ore. – LeBron James had some fun at the expense of the Portland Trail Blazers during his NBA Finals press conference Thursday.
After Golden State Warriors all-star Kevin Durant scored 43 points against James’ Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, putting his team ahead 3-0 in the series, James was asked if he viewed Durant as a potential roadblock to future championships earlier in his career when he played for the Miami Heat.
“I thought we would have to face him for a while,” James said. “Absolutely. I mean, who wouldn’t see that?
“…It’s not like you would think that he would fizzle out. I mean, you knew he was built for greatness from the time that he was drafted. I mean, everybody knew that besides Portland, I guess. Sorry, Portland. Sorry.”
James was referencing the Blazers selection of Greg Oden over Durant with the first pick in the 2007 NBA Draft.
Too soon, LeBron. Too soon.