LeBron's Dumbest Quotes

Trust us, there are a lot of them

By Sarah Whitmire,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 25, 2011 8:02 AM CDT

(Newser) – LeBron James has been called one of basketball’s greatest since his high school days, and we’d probably have no problem believing it—if he didn’t open his mouth so much. In fact, his ugly reaction to Miami Heat's homecourt loss in the 2011 finals is just the tip of his egomaniacal iceberg. BleacherReport pulled together a list of James’ most jaw-dropping quotes throughout his career:

  • “A LeBron James team is never desperate,” James said during the 2008 Eastern Conference Semis. James' Cavs were probably exactly that after losing the series a few days later.

  • “If there was an opportunity for me to return, and those fans welcome me back, that would be a great story.” James said of Cleveland. Great, however, purely unbelievable.
  • “Cleveland fans are awesome, but I mean, even my family gets spoiled at times watching me doing things that I do, on and off the court,” James told GQ. Yes, LeBron, we're all in awe of your greatness...
  • “I’m only one guy…If I could clone myself, we’d be all right. But I can’t," James said during the 2009 Eastern Conference Semis. The prospect of another LeBron James? The mind reels.
See the rest at BleacherReport.com.

LeBron James reacts after missing first free throw during Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks Sunday, June 12, 2011.
LeBron James reacts after missing first free throw during Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks Sunday, June 12, 2011.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Miami Heat's LeBron James listens to a question during a basketball news conference, Tuesday, June 14, 2011 in Miami.
Miami Heat's LeBron James listens to a question during a basketball news conference, Tuesday, June 14, 2011 in Miami.   (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
LeBron James reacts during a practice session for Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks, Saturday, June 11, 2011, in Miami.
LeBron James reacts during a practice session for Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks, Saturday, June 11, 2011, in Miami.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Miami Heat's LeBron James reacts during the first half of Game 5 of the NBA Finals basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, Thursday, June 9, 2011, in Dallas.
Miami Heat's LeBron James reacts during the first half of Game 5 of the NBA Finals basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, Thursday, June 9, 2011, in Dallas.   (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Miami Heat's LeBron James shoots during the second half of Game 6 of the NBA Finals basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Sunday, June 12, 2011, in Miami.
Miami Heat's LeBron James shoots during the second half of Game 6 of the NBA Finals basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Sunday, June 12, 2011, in Miami.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip; Pool)
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