LeBron James Video: Watch King James on David Letterman Show
Miami Heat superstar LeBron James has been making the rounds since his team won the NBA championship in five games over the Oklahoma City Thunder last week, and on Tuesday he stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman to discuss his triumph.
Letterman didn't wait long to ask LeBron about Cleveland, but James was very politically correct about the situation and said all the right things. When asked whether the NBA championship would have been better had he won it with the Cavaliers, King James essentially said that it would have been equally special anywhere.
The Most Valuable Player of the NBA Finals didn't have many groundbreaking things to say, but he acknowledged that things are going to change for him now that he has a ring. Whether you like him or not, it's hard to deny that LeBron was very personable and respectful during the interview, and he came off looking like an all-around nice guy.
Another point of discussion was the London Olympics, as LeBron and Team USA will look to defend their gold medal in men's basketball.
James figures to be joined by his Heat teammates Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, as well as many of the NBA's top players as they look to continue what they started as the "Redeem Team" in Beijing back in 2008.
This summer promises to be a busy one for LeBron, as the offseason will be a lot shorter than it was last year due to the lack of a lockout. The Heat had to play more games than anyone this past year, and LeBron is going to play a few more in the Olympics.
With that in mind, defending the title next year promises to be a tough task for James and the Heat.
Letterman made an interesting note that LeBron is actually younger than Michael Jordan was when he won his first title. James is currently 27, while Jordan was 28. MJ went on to win six championships and is considered by most to be the unquestioned greatest player of all time, but perhaps James will have a chance to do something similar.
LeBron may not match Jordan's incredible title total of six, but he, Wade and Bosh are all still pretty young and promise to be together for the long haul. Provided they all remain on top of their respective games for the foreseeable future, it wouldn't be much of a surprise to see Miami go on an unprecedented run of success.
As much as some people hate LeBron for leaving Cleveland high and dry in favor of Miami two offseasons ago, it's hard to watch him in an interview setting and still come away feeling resentful.
Stars in many sports often seem egotistical and full of themselves, but James didn't seem to be either of those things on the Late Show, and it's fair to say that he deserves everything he has earned over the past week.
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