New Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James has been speaking ahead of the start of the new NBA season and he has given a shocking admission.
Despite the Cavaliers now being the resounding favourites to walk away with the NBA Championship this year, LeBron doesn't think they're are the best team in the league.
Speaking to ESPN, LeBron was asked about another heavily favoured team ahead of the upcoming season in their Eastern Conference rivals the Chicago Bulls.
Many people tip the Bulls to reach the play-offs this year but in the mind of LeBron, they may be able to go even further?
LeBron claims that the Bulls: "are a team that's much better than us right now just off chemistry.
"They've been together for a while, we've got a long way to go."
The two teams face off in a pre-season clash on Monday night with it being described as Cleveland's biggest game so far.
Not just due to the fact that they are playing against one of their biggest conference rivals but because it is expected to be the game that LeBron, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love will all start together against an NBA team.
That does perhaps highlight James' point about team chemistry and show a potential weakness in the Cavs chances this year?
Nowhere other than Cleveland?
You will be hard pressed to find any NBA fans who can see the championship going to anywhere other than Cleveland this year.
However there are still a lot of teams in the NBA who could challenge the Cavaliers come the post season.
With the combination of Joakim Noah and Derrick Rose, the Bulls pose a very dangerous opponent to Cleveland.
Then of course there is LeBron's former team the Miami Heat who despite their 'big three' opting out of their contracts last season, have mostly kept their squad intact.
Despite the Heat currently being bottom in the Eastern Conference's pre-season standings, they will surely pose a difficult game for anyone this season.
Of course the Indiana Pacers deserve a mention but with star Paul George out for the season, they may struggle to repeat their performance of last season in which they reached the Conference championship.
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