LeBron James isn’t saying the NBA should contract the Minnesota Timberwolves. But he is saying this:
“Imagine if you could take Kevin Love off Minnesota and add him to another team and you shrink the [league]. Looking at some of the teams that aren’t that great, you take Brook Lopez or you take Devin HarrisÂ off these teams that aren’t that good right now and you add him to a team that could be really good. Not saying let’s take New Jersey and let’s take Minnesota out of the league. But hey, you guys are not stupid, I’m not stupid, it would be great for the league.”
I’m not saying I disagree with James’ take that the NBA would benefit from contraction, though I doubt New Jersey is high on the list of teams to be contracted. But for a guy that could have saved himself a lot of headaches over the last few months by talking less, the mouth keeps going.
Note to LeBron: Open mouth, insert foot. Fans of the Timberwolves and Nets know what you are saying, and I’m guessing most of them don’t want to hear it.
Stick to doing what you do best, and that’s building super teams and alienating franchises. Oh wait. That is what you’re suggesting with your latest comments. Proceed.