MIAMI - American Civil War President Abraham Lincoln is credited with uttering the cliché 'Excuses are a dime a dozen.'
Sports Balls Illustrated Daily's Rufus Reno has said that he interviewed LeBron James after they were defeated by the San Antonio Spurs in the first game of the NBA Finals best of seven series 92-88.
Reno asked James point blank what the problem was. LeBron could have had some class and said that they just got beat by a better team but instead he took the low road, the very low road and remarked, "Well I was real tired and I am sure I can say the same for Chrissy (Bosh) and Dwyanette (Wade) as well."
"Tired?" Reno asked.
"Yes sir" LeBron replied, "Did you not see that the Indiana Pacers and us each won three games and we had to go to a seventh deciding game?"
Reno shook his head and remarked that maybe if he and his fellow Heaters spent more time practicing their basketball skills instead of running their mouths off to the reporters about how great they are they would be able to compete.
LeBron stood up and told him that the interview was over.
Rufus Reno stood up and began to leave. As he did he turned and told LeBron that with the arrogant, egotistical, attitude that he and his teammates have it is a wonder that they didn't get swept by the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round.