LeBron James has made his return back to Cleveland and the Cavaliers after leaving his home town in pursuit of NBA Championships. But James still has one huge regret in his basketball career, and it involves the LA Lakers.
One Big Regret
The former Miami Heat star has revealed that he still has one huge regret, and it is looking like one that he will never be able to make right, unlike his big comeback to Ohio.
Following Cavs practice on Sunday, James spoke to the media and revealed that Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash was one of his favourite players in the NBA, and that with Nash's impending retirement through injury, he will never be able to get to play with the two-time MVP.
Respect for Nash
Since the news broke of Nash's back injury that will keep him out for the whole season - and then into retirement after he collects his $9.7 million salary - everyone in the NBA has come out and expressed their sadness at the news and then their praise for how great a point guard the former Phoenix Suns star was.
LeBron then gave his thoughts on one of the greatest players never to win an NBA Title, and expressed his dismay at never lining up alongside the 40-year old.
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"I wish I could have been a teammate of his for a year or two"
"His run in Phoenix was unbelievable, man," LBJ said according to Cleveland.com. "The way he played the game of basketball, I wish I could have been a teammate of his for a year or two. Being around a guy like that who is just all about team. He never asked for anything and everything was given to him. You can respect somebody like that."
Nash may be leaving the game, but he absolutely has nothing to prove and can let his career do all the talking. As a multiple NBA MVP winner, three-time All-NBA 1st Teamer and a four time member of the 50-40-90 club - he has completed the feat four times, compared to Larry Bird who has two and Kevin Durant who has one - he is a true great and one of the best point guard's of all time.
LeBron also admitted how much it sucks that the guard had his career cut short after working so hard on coming back.
“You hate to see anyone have the game taken away because of an injury and especially a talent like that. Obviously he’s worked his tail off to try to be healthy and play for the franchise. Over his career, he’s always kept his body in shape. We all knew that, and for his body to fail him at a time where he feels he still has something to give to the game, it sucks," James added.