LeBron James Says He Doesn’t Have Rivalry with San Antonio Spurs

November 18th, 2014 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »

Like anyone who values basketball played the right way, LeBron James appreciates how much he's learned from the San Antonio Spurs.

Three meetings in the NBA Finals, two of which resulted in LBJ heading home empty-handed, have provided harsh lessons to the four-time MVP. And instead of taking a contentious stance ahead of a Wednesday meeting between his Cleveland Cavaliers and the Spurs, James offered up admiration:

James isn't just playing the diplomat; it's true that both he and the Spurs have benefited from their repeated meetings.

San Antonio was particularly motivated to avenge its improbable loss to James in the 2013 Finals last season, and the result was basketball played at a truly breathtaking level. And as for James, his run-ins with the Spurs have led him to appreciate the value of teamwork and sacrifice.

Even in defeat last spring, he was effusive in his praise to reporters: "They were the much better team. That’s what team basketball is and that’s how team basketball should be played."

Tim Duncan has been encouraging James for years.


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