LeBron James spoke fairly candidly today about the Miami Heat roster, claiming that they are not the most talented team in the NBA.
Bold words coming from a man who plays alongside Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen - a trio who have too many All-Star honors between them to count.
But, according to LeBron, talent is not what matters, particularly when it comes to the clutch moments that comes to define a season:
"We're talented, but we're not that talented," said the four-time MVP.
"We have a really, really good team. We have some very talented guys. We're not the most talented team, I don't think, in the NBA.
"There's a lot of other talented teams. We have some very, very high-IQ basketball players. And I think IQ is more important than talent," James explained to reporters.
With the Miami Heat currently 1-1 in their Eastern Conference Final series, and on the hunt fort their third consecutive title, LeBron's comments may seem odd but there is no doubt they come to play when the fourth quarter roles around with their ability to negotiate tough times having led them past many an opponent in recent years.
As evidenced in their last outing, James and co certainly have their own version of 'winning time', when their desire to win can be virtually unplayable.
The ability to execute in the final stages of games is a vital skill for any NBA team looking to go all the way in the postseason, and at present there is no better team at doing so than than the Heat.
That isn't half bad for a couple of untalented guys.
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