LeBron James Makes Startling Admission About 2012 Miami Heat

LeBron James had a lot to say about the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals Against the Boston Celtics.

BYAlexander Cole
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LeBron James will easily go down as one of the greatest basketball players ever. About ten years ago, there were numerous questions in regards to his legacy and whether or not he was truly one of the best. He had never won a championship and some felt that time was starting to run out. Knowing the Cleveland Cavaliers weren't giving him any help, he decided to join forces with Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade on the Miami Heat. The big three were arguably the first super team and completely changed the face of the NBA.

Back in 2012, James and the Heat were down 3-2 in the Eastern Conference Finals to the Boston Celtics. At this point, LeBron had yet to get his title and his legacy was on the line. As we all know, he went off in a magical performance that saved the season. During a recent IG live, LeBron contemplated what would have happened had they lost that game.


“If we lose, Pat Riley may break us all up. ... My legacy gon' take a huge, huge hit if I don’t go out here and perform at an all-time high," LeBron said.

So there you have it, the Big 3 almost lasted only two seasons. Thankfully, LeBron was able to have a monstrous Game 6 that effectively saved his legacy.

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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.