LeBron James: NBA Champion, NBA MVP, NBA Finals MVP, Olympic Gold Medalist, and just another guy, according to Brooklyn Nets starting power forward Reggie Evans. From the New York Daily News:
“Our team is defending the Miami Heat. If our team has to defend one person, LeBron isn’t going to score nothing. …LeBron is no different from Joe Johnson or Andray Blatche. No different,” Brooklyn’s starting power forward said. “People need help (on defense). Some people don’t need help. Everybody has to be double-teamed, it doesn’t matter who you are. You just have to stop LeBron in transition.
Evans added that he doesn’t consider the Miami Heat true NBA Champions, since they won the championship in a lockout season.
This is not the first time this season Evans has compared a star player in this league to, um, something of a somewhat lesser quality. After Nets forward Kris Humphries got into a brawl with Celtics guard Rajon Rondo, Evans laid down this gem: “It’s like a mosquito in your face. You’re eventually going to swat at the mosquito, right? If you let the mosquito in your face, you’re going to end up with bumps all over your face, so you have to swat the mosquito down.”
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