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Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings aimed a dig at Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James on Tuesday, claiming he ran when things got difficult.
Jennings was of course referring to James’ decision back in 2010 to leave the Cavs in order to join up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh at the Miami Heat.
The Pistons star was vocal at the time of the infamous ‘decision’, while he has also previously mocked his rival’s receding hairline and tried to get a reaction from James by insisting that the Milwaukee Bucks, the team who Jennings played for last year, would upset the Heat in the playoffs.
While it is important to note that Jennings does praise the 30-year-old in later tweets, it is clear what he thinks of James’ history.
Nevertheless, it is debatable as to whether any other player in the league would have done different in order to give themselves the best possible chance of winning a championship.
James did leave Cleveland for a better situation, and he also arguably returned last summer for the same reason knowing that Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love were young pieces that he could build with for years to come.
The purpose of free agency is to give players those kind of options, and although it is a romantic story to see players stick with one franchise all their career, James did what he felt was best for him at the respective times in his NBA career.
@JohnnyNBA he run too much when shit gets tough. Never just stuck it out. Like MJ. Magic. Bird. Kobe.
— BRANDON JENNINGS (@BrandonJennings) February 3, 2015
Jennings insisted that he never said James was a bad player after receiving criticism for his tweet, while he also said that the Cavs star would be in the top 10 all-time regardless as he is “one of the greatest hands down”.
However, he stuck by his earlier comments and there is an argument to back him as essentially James has moved on when he feels as though there is difficulty over the horizon.