Dave McMenamin of the ESPN reported that he had reached out to LeBron James’ camp, who was “shocked” to see the current New Orleans Pelicans GM David Griffin’s comments.
According to McMenamin, Griffin and James had “maintained a very positive relationship” since Griffin left the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2017.
“Everything we did was so inorganic and unsustainable and, frankly, not fun. I was miserable,” Griffin told Jake Fischer of the Sports Illustrated. “Literally the moment we won the championship I knew I was gonna leave. There was no way I was gonna stay for any amount of money.”
Griffin also said that LeBron isn’t “the same animal anymore about winning”. He also explained why it’s difficult to build a team around James: “The reason is LeBron is getting all the credit and none of the blame. And that’s not fun for people. They don’t like being part of that world.”