Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy says LeBron James brought on the media thunder with last summer’s “The Decision,” so he and the “Heatles” need to stop complaining about any negative press that comes their way. During a radio interview with 790 The Ticket in Miami, Van Gundy was asked if he felt sorry for LeBron during the NBA Finals, when King James tended to disappear in the fourth quarter.
No I can’t say that. Look I’m not the most empathetic person in the world anyway, but look first of all it’s sports. The thing that would make me feel bad for somebody was some personal issue. I’m not going to feel bad that you are struggling on a basketball court because you only get to within two wins of a championship. Come on there was nothing to feel sorry for. I got a little tired I’ll admit of the whole everybody hates us routine. I thought first of all it’s not true. Okay it’s the same as the Yankees type of thing. There’s just a lot of people interested, so there may be more people who dislike you. There are also more people that like you. There’s a great deal of interest. Second of all they brought it on…LeBron more than anybody. They brought all that scrutiny and attention on yourself. You went out seeking it then don’t cry in the face of it. That to me got to be a very tiresome story line.