LeBron James and 10 Best Press Conference Outbursts in NBA History
Now that the NBA season is over, it is time to sit back and reflect on all the things that have happened this season.
To celebrate the failure of James and the Miami Heat, here is a list of the 10 biggest press-conference blowups in NBA history.
LeBron James: I'm Going to Continue to Live the Way I Want to Live
After failing miserably, LeBron James responds to his critics in an unsurprising fashion.
Despite having a lackluster series against the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals and displaying a disappearing act during the fourth quarters of many games in that series, LeBron reminds us of who he is.
When asked about his critics, LeBron reminded everyone that they will still have the same problems tomorrow as they did today.
Great answer, LeBron.
While all your critics will have the same problems tomorrow as they did today, they will also remember the times you choked, which has been in almost every meaningful moment during your eight-year career.
Allen Iverson: Practice
We were reminded exactly 20 times by Allen Iverson how insignificant practice can be.
Say what you want about Iverson, but he made a point during this blowup. He gave everything he had when he was on the floor and he did indeed play every game like it was his last.
When you give the type of effort Iverson gave each night, practice is indeed irrelevant.
Kevin Garnett: Ready for War
There is nothing comparable to war. Lives are lost, people are traumatized and there are detrimental effects surrounding war.
Yet Kevin Garnett thought it was comparable to a playoff game against the Boston Celtics.
While Garnett was playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves, he took things a little too far when he told the media he "was loading up the pump and had a couple of M16s"
Shame on you, Garnett. Surely you could have portrayed the message in a better fashion.
Avery Johnson: You Tell Everybody Here, What Was Your Impression
Avery Johnson stuns a reporter during a press conference when he decides to ask the reporter the question.
The reporter's question was: "What was your impression of Wade's drive to the basket and getting rewarded two free throws."
Johnson, seemingly upset by the question, asks the reporter how he feels. He then tells the reporter not to stutter.
Brian Scalabrine: We Won Because We Were Better
After winning the NBA title, Brian Scalabrine reminds everyone that even though the Celtics were not favored to beat the Los Angeles Lakers, they had an impressive resume and were overlooked.
Using stats and logic, Scalabrine makes everyone who didn't think the Celtics would beat the Lakers look like fools.
Kobe Bryant: Do Something and Do It Now
Kobe Bryant utilizes a postgame press conference to attack the general manager of the Los Angeles Lakers, Mitch Kuptchak.
"Do something and do it now!"
Tracy McGrady: I Can't Do It, Man
After losing in the playoffs, despite a healthy 2-0 lead against the Jazz, the Rockets were eliminated.
Tracy McGrady cries because he tried and felt he couldn't do it.
There's no crying in basketball, T-Mac.
Ron Artest: You Don't Seem Excited
Ron Artest, possibly intoxicated, displays his love for the fact that his face is on the cover of Wheaties cereal.
Michael Jordan: Easy
Michael Jordan reminds us how easy it was to be the greatest player in basketball history.
"I've had so many, I can't remember them all."
Joakim Noah: What's so Good About Cleveland?
Joakim Noah takes several shots at Cleveland, though he did make a point.
How many people that you know go vacationing in Cleveland?
He then reminds reporters that he has been booed his entire life and Cleveland isn't an exception. Noah does not care because, like he says, he has his friends.
Immensely relevant to the sport of basketball, of course.