- “We’re not jealous of each other. I think that’s the best thing,” James told reporters Thursday, ESPN reports. “In professional sports, you have guys that join forces — you can call them alpha males. That’s what they call them. Two guys that have been dominant in a specific sport on their own respective teams, and they get together and they talk about how dominant they can be and they talk about this is going to be this and that. I believe jealousy creeps in a lot. And that is the absolute contrary of what we are.
- “We know who we are. We know what we’re about. We want the best, seriously, every single day, both on and off the floor, for one another. We’re just not jealous of one another. I think that you align that with respect, I think the sky’s the limit.”
- “I’m not jealous of him, he’s not jealous of me. I think it shows on the court. Obviously, that can always creep in when you’ve got, like you said, two alpha males on the same team. But I think when you’ve got two guys who are very selfless and want to win as bad as both of us want to, the rest of it goes away and just takes care of itself. Jealousy has never been a thing on our team from anyone.”
Game 2 of the NBA Finals kicks off Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. MDT from Disney Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ABC will broadcast all seven games.