The Los Angeles Lakers missed out on a massive trade opportunity involving the former Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving, who was recently traded to the Dallas Mavericks. LeBron James missed out on an opportunity to reunite with his 2016 NBA championship-winning teammate. Many experts believe that Irving’s addition to the Lakers could have made LeBron’s team an instant championship contender. However, it was not to be. Meanwhile, Lebron shared a three-word message on Twitter after the trade that led to many widespread speculations. However, the Lakers superstar finally broke his silence about his cryptic message recently.
Maybe It’s Me
— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 6, 2023
LeBron James joined host Michael Wilbon in his recent appearance on NBA on ESPN. The four-time NBA champ talked about his injury, the key to longevity, and what breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time scoring record meant to him. Further, James also shed light on what he meant by his tweet, “Maybe It’s Me.”
King James sheds light on his mysterious tweet
In a recent NBA on ESPN interview, Michael Wilbon asked LeBron James what he meant by his tweet after admitting that he was too old for deciphering tweets, triggering a laugh from LBJ. In response, the Lakers superstar stated, “It’s all about accountability for me. You know, I’m always challenging myself, taking accountability for myself and I think, your greatest challenge and your greatest enemy is the person that you’re looking at in the mirror.”
LeBron suggested that his tweet was about taking accountability and the efforts he could make to improve his game irrespective of the trade situation. Further, the 19-time All-Star claimed that his goal was not to be ‘greater’ just on the basketball court but also in terms of his life.
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Meanwhile, Michael Wilbon also pestered LeBron about his take on the Lakers missing out on the Kyrie Irving trade.
LeBron James is disappointed after failing to reunite with Kyrie Irving
During the interview, Michael Wilbon asked LeBron if he was sad, angry, or had already moved on after not being able to reunite with his former Cleveland Cavaliers teammate Kyrie Irving. LeBron admitted to being disappointed because of his amazing chemistry with Kyrie Irving, while simultaneously commending the 30-year-old star’s talents. Moreover, the four-time Finals MVP also expressed his beliefs on the matter.
LeBron James stated, “I can’t sit here and say I’m not disappointed, on not being able to land such a talent but someone I had great chemistry with and know I got great chemistry with on the floor that can help you win championships, in my mind, in my eyes.”
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However, Lebron claimed that his focus had shifted from the trade to the road ahead for the Lakers. The 2004 Rookie of the Year revealed that he plans on getting through the regular season, staying healthy, and competing in the postseason.
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