LeBron James absolutely blew up the Twittersphere after he literally walked all over Boston Celtics guard Jason Terry for one of the biggest dunks of the year.
After LeBron landed, he actually drew a technical foul by standing over a murdered Terry for just a tick too long. Obviously, since the dunk happened, folks have been desperate to know how King James feels about it.
Luckily for the sports world, James has been far more candid regarding the topic than most athletes generally might be. Whereas most sports interviews are riddled with cliches, James makes no bones about the fact that he just plain old does not like Mr. Terry.
“I’ve had a chance to [review] it, and it was one of my better ones,” James said, via ESPN. “The fact that it happened to J.T. made it that much sweeter. Because we all know J.T. and he talks too much sometimes. And I’m glad it happened to him.”
In terms of enjoying some unbelievable basketball, we’re just glad it happened — doesn’t matter who he demolished.
That said, the dunk is only going to make this rivalry better. Back when Terry was with the Mavericks, his Dallas squad took out James’ Heat for the 2011 NBA Championship.
During the series Terry famously stated, “I’m welcoming the challenge. We’re going to see if he can do it for seven games.”
LeBron couldn’t then, but he has proven to be able to now.
More to the point, would James even allow the 35-year old Terry to survive a seven-game series?
From the sounds of that quote, well, no. Not at all.