Last week, LeBron James upset a lot of people when he said the NBA should contract or downsize to make the league more competitive… because let’s face it, not every team can hold a players summit to get LeBron, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. But now LeBron is back pedeling saying he doesn’t know what contraction means.
“That’s crazy, because I had no idea what the word ‘contraction’ meant before I saw it on the Internet. I never even mentioned that. That word never even came out of my mouth. I was just saying how the league was back in the ’80s and how it could be good again. I never said, ‘Let’s take some of the teams out.’”
This is a perfect example the NCAA can use to encourage athletes to stay in school. In LeBron’s original quote, the 26-year old said:
“Imagine if you could take Kevin Love(notes) off Minnesota and add him to another team and you shrink the [league]. Looking at some of the teams that aren’t that great, you take Brook Lopez(notes) or you take Devin Harris(notes) off these teams that aren’t that good right now and you add him to a team that could be really good. Not saying let’s take New Jersey and let’s take Minnesota out of the league. But hey, you guys are not stupid, I’m not stupid, it would be great for the league.”
LeBron wants the game to return to its glory days of the 80s when he was only five-years old. Thanks blog brother for the link!