As I’m sure you’re all aware, the Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics to
win the NBA Championship advance to the Eastern Conference Finals tonight. LeBron was feeling particularly good about the victory and offered up some reflection and remorse – nearly 10 months after “The Decision” and one year since that infamous Game 5 performance in Cleveland. LeBron, in postgame comments, stated:
“I knew I had to go through Boston at some point. I went through a lot signing to be here… The way it panned out with all the friends & family & fans back home, I apologize for the way it happened. This was the opportunity of lifetime”
Brian Windhorst tweeted a quote in which LeBron specifically referred to his old teammates back in Cleveland:
“As much as I loved my teammates back in Cleveland, as much as I loved home, I knew I couldn’t do it by myself against that team.”
Some have been waiting a long time for this basic admission of wrongdoing. I suppose it’s a big step – but maybe LeBron has lowered expectations that far for this sort of statement, that it registers as a shocking newsworthy item coming out of the Heat-Celtics series. It seems convenient and easy to offer up on a night when everything is rosy on South Beach. Game 5 (2010 edition) still happened – those questions remain unanswered.
Now back to your first place Indians.