Former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin made headlines this week for some remarks that made it seem like he was questioning LeBron James' hunger to win titles, but the executive says important context was lacking in the way his thoughts were presented. Enough is enough. The throne has been played with [too] much and I ain't for horseplay. "There was no way I was gonna stay for any amount of money".
"LeBron has plenty to play for".
Getty LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during a timeout in the first half of the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on April 05, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
In a story published Thursday, Griffin was quoted as saying he doesn't think James has been "the same animal anymore about winning" since the Cavs won their 2016 National Basketball Association championship.
Griffin has said that LeBron James was very miserable during his tenure with the Cavs and it was very hard to manage him. I just wish he wouldn't do it.
For years, LeBron James, one of the greatest basketball players of all-time and a current forward for the Los Angeles Lakers, has said that he has one goal remaining in the NBA, aside from the perennial goals of NBA championships, All-Star appearances, statistical records, and more. It's not possible. You're a person. ". My fear at that time was that (James) wouldn't have that same animal-like desire to win".
He continued: "What we've seen obviously is that he's gone to multiple Finals since so it was an unfounded fear I had at the time".
Shortly after the "ether" tweet, LeBron James took to Instagram to share a hateful message.