Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sentinel asked both Dwyane Wade and LeBron James how they would view this season if the Miami Heat falls short of winning a championship.
Wade sees that scenario as a “failure”. James disagrees.
Queue the “LeBron James isn’t a winner” talk.
First, here are LeBron’s comments:
“The season won’t be a failure,” James said. “You put too much work into a season to automatically call it a failure, but it would be a disappointment.
“This is our goal. This is what we’ve come together for. A failure is a strong word. We commit ourselves and we dedicate our season, we work hard every day and to automatically say it’s a failure, I think that’s a big word. But I think it’d be a disappointment, because that’s what you work hard for every day.”
“I say yes,” he said. “There’s only one champion. It’s a failure for every other team. If you don’t win a championship, you had a failed year.”
We understand what James is attempting to say here. Even the LeBron haters understand what he’s attempting to say. But all that doesn’t matter.
James needs to win a championship this season. And if he doesn’t, this season is indeed a failure.