Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has drawn plenty of reactions for saying he’s the greatest basketball player of all time. Some agreed with those comments. Some called them disrespectful. Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge compared James to President Donald Trump.
“His career’s not over,” Ainge said. “I’d just like to — why he’s saying that, I don’t know. Maybe he thinks that that sells. Maybe he’s taking the Donald Trump approach and trying to sell himself. I don’t know.”
Ainge said he believes James was trying to “sell himself” with those comments. That’s the part of James’ proclamation that reminded Ainge of Trump.
Considering that, Ainge’s response probably hurts James more than most. While it’s possible this was all a calculated move from Ainge to try and throw James off his game, it’s far more likely it was an offhand comment that’s going to get blown way out of proportion.
It has to be the latter, because Ainge knows someone who considers themselves the GOAT would not be thrown off their game that easily.
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