Ex-Cavs GM: LeBron would remind Raptors how to run their plays in 2017
Not only has James won 10 straight playoff games against the Raptors, but he even sympathized for his helpless opponent by helping them run plays in their 2017 series, according to former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin.
"There’s literally nothing you can show him that he can’t do. There’s no play you’ll run against him he can’t name, and then go out there and teach your players how to do it better than anyone else," Griffin said on a recent episode of the Bill Simmons Podcast.
"I was in the gym when I watched him on the floor against Toronto tell Patrick Patterson where he was supposed to go on the play they had called out of a timeout late in the fourth quarter. He was like ‘no Pat, you’re supposed to stand over there and set a pin down for DeMar (DeRozan) over here.'"
In that same series, James also prevented Norman Powell from making an illegal substitution, in addition to spinning the ball in Serge Ibaka's face and pretending to sip a beer on the sideline, all en route to a 4-0 series sweep that he would repeat a year later.
- Hornets hire Clifford for 2nd stint as head coach
- The 5 most interesting storylines from the NBA's 2022 draft
- Magic select Paolo Banchero with No. 1 pick in NBA draft
- Report: Duren, Kemba heading to Pistons in 3-way deal with Knicks, Hornets
- Undrafted Free-Agent Tracker: Follow signings after 2022 NBA Draft