For all the superlatives LeBron James has had showered upon him during his illustrious career, as a student of the game, he's never been afraid to dish them out either.
When you've got two NBA titles, four regular season MVP awards and a litany of other accolades under your belt, your words carry a certain amount of weight compared to your peers.
After stating he thought it would 'be cool' if the Warriors managed to beat the Chicago Bulls' regular season record from 1995-96, James has been speaking again as reporters appear relentless in their coverage of the historic Warriors.
James has made history a few times in the NBA himself.
The 31-year-old is the youngest ever player to score 25,000 points and no other forward in NBA history has recorded as many assists as James, and the Cleveland Cavaliers icon is still racking them up.
However, even though it won't be him etching his name in the history books this week, the 12-time All-Star is enjoying witnessing one of the greatest team's basketball has ever seen.
“I can say that I actually got to witness some history,” James said on Monday. “I remember the ‘95-96 [Chicago] team, but I wasn’t watching every game. Wasn’t fortunate enough to watch every game. So, I knew about it. I kind of watched the Bulls from afar. But to actually be in the league now while they’re setting this record, have the opportunity to set this record, it would be something I can talk about later in life.”
To think that LeBron would actually need to talk about the Warriors when he is in his twilight years as opposed to his own incredible legacy is pretty jaw-dropping.
Nevertheless, James will have his own chance at history this summer as the Cavaliers confirmed their status as the number one seeds in the Eastern Conference after defeating the Atlanta Hawks 109-94 on Monday evening.
The former Miami Heat man hopes to finally bring a championship to his hometown team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, this summer, but the historic Warriors may well stand in his way like they did last year.
However, James' doesn't believe his Cavaliers will succeed because of any fatigue the Warriors might suffer chasing history.
“From the outside looking in, I don’t feel like they’ve pushed hard,” James said. “I feel like they’ve ... just played their game. You can’t fault anyone for winning and then say, ‘Oh, they were tired because they lost late.’ You don’t get that opportunity if you don’t win. You don’t even get the opportunity to play for a championship if you don’t win. You’re at home.
“I think what they’ve done has been tremendous. I credit all the guys on their team and their coaching staff. But I don’t think they’re worried about being tired at this point. They’ve done some great things so far.”