LeBron James issued this statement on his Web site Tuesday afternoon.
Congratulations Mavericks on the championship
…especially Dirk, J.Kidd, & Terry who have done so much for our league and worked so hard to get here. They deserve all the credit for what they have accomplished. Thank you to all my family, friends and especially the fans for standing by me this year. Miami fans are incredible. A special thank you to my teammates, coaches and Pat Riley and Micky Arison for all of their support. A lot to learn from this year, a lot to build on, and a lot of work to do this summer.
Much like his press conference comments, what you read into that statement really says more about how you feel about LeBron than anything else. A lot of Mavericks players took things like him and Dwyane Wade poking fun at Dirk’s cough personally, and used it as motivation.
If I were LeBron’s PR person, I’d tell him after today it’s time to lay low for the summer. Work on your game, take a vacation but just lay low.