MVP James: ‘This is not the award I want’
And say what you want about LeBron (James), as everyone always does, but he understood above anyone else how this was a defining celebration without being the definitive one.
But when the question came of the Great White Whale still being out there, as everyone knew the question would, as everyone understood it must, LeBron pointed over at the award and put the day in context.
“This is not the award I want,” he said. “I want that championship. That’s automatic.”
He was not defensive as he said it. He was not angry. He was not animated. The tone of his voice was the same as you’d have while saying water was wet or sugar was sweet or some other long-accepted principle.