Credited by some for popularizing a modern surge of NBA superteams, LeBron James separated himself from the label after his Cleveland Cavaliers lost the NBA Finals to the monolithic Golden State Warriors on Monday.
Following Game 5's series-deciding loss, a reporter asked James if his feelings have changed on basketball megapowers. James—who famously left Cleveland to join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on the Miami Heat, and then returned to his hometown once the Cavs drafted Kyrie Irving and won another No. 1 pick to exchange for Kevin Love—denied engaging in any such activity.
"I don't believe I've played for a superteam," James said in the video above, via NBA Retweet. "I don't believe in that."
After witnessing James average a triple-double in the Finals for naught, social media showed the superstar sympathy while attempting to decipher the sound bite's larger meaning.
Just kidding. Twitter users relentlessly mocked him:
Maybe James was right. After all, Derrick Rose only identified the Warriors and New York Knicks as the league's true supersquads in July.