For years, some socialmediagossips have tried to appreciate what LeBron James has achieved in the league, claiming that he can only win with super teams.
And while the evidence might point in that direction, basketball is a team sport, so there shouldn’t be a shame in having a good supporting cast of yours.
In addition, socialmediagossips are always pointing fingers at LeBron to start the super team era. But in a recent interview for the JJ Redicks The Old Man and the Tree podcast, Blake Griffin closed that narrative and instead blamed the Boston Celtics for it:
“I think it’s really funny. You know how everyone really sucks on LeBron … LeBron was kind of the first guy everyone wanted to be a part of – the [Boston] Celtics did it, ”said Griffin. “You brought KG (Kevin Garnett) and Ray Allen to team up with Paul Pierce.”
While Griffin’s point is pretty much valid, Redick didn’t buy it. Instead, he explained why socialmediagossips are right to point their fingers at James, since he’s handpicked most of his teammates over the years:
“Yes, but I’ve said that before and I’m sticking to it,” Redick replied. “The Celtics did it through the front office, right? It wasn’t – the LeBron thing ushered in that era of player empowerment. By teaming up with D-Wade (Dwyane Wade) and Chris Bosh, we’re all going to go to the same place together and have those closed-door conversations with USA Basketball, whatever it is. At the Celtics it was Danny Ainge who set up the super team in the front office.
Super teams will always be controversial. Some socialmediagossips say they violate the league’s competitive balance, others believe that it is better to play the best with the best.
Whatever the case, it seems like LeBron will never shake this tale off.