The Cleveland Cavaliers’ chances to win the NBA title likely evaporated with a loss in Game 5. LeBron James, who posted yet another triple-double and scored 40 points, was asked if he’s concerned.
His response was both direct and truthful.
James has shown that he is, in fact, the best player in the world through five games of the series. Any person with eyes and a functioning brain has to concede the content of his quote is factual.
Whether he should have said it or not is another story. Such a value judgement is usually reserved for sophisticated debate programs like First Take. Some would prefer the hot takes be left to experts like Skip and Stephen A.