Jim Gray Discusses Sitting Down With Lebron James For 'The Decison' in 2010 | ALL THE SMOKE

  بازدید 23,365

SHOWTIME Basketball

پیش ماه

Jim Gray shares the story of being the reporter who sat down with Lebron James during 'The Decision' and what it was like being apart of such a unique part of NBA history. Gray talks with Matt and Stak about the impact the announcement had and how it changed the league forever.
Audio Version: megaphone.link/CAD4954653041
#SHOWTIMEBasketball #AllTheSmoke #JimGray
Subscribe to the SHOWTIME Basketball IRpost Channel: bit.ly/2OLkr50
Follow SHOWTIME Basketball:
Instagram: showtimebasketball
Follow ALL THE SMOKE:
Instagram: allthesmoke
Follow SHOWTIME Sports:
IRpost: irpost.info
FaceBook: ShoSports/
Twitter: SHOsports
Official Site: www.sho.com/sports
Follow SHOWTIME:
IRpost: irpost.info
Facebook: showtime
Twitter: Showtime
Instagram: showtime
Official Site: www.sho.com/

نظر
Claud Flee
Claud Flee پیش 9 روز
That more of ruined the league
Cedric Snow
Cedric Snow پیش 26 روز
Had the Heat traded for Lebron Pay Riley would've received nothing but praise for the move. I'll never understand why folks so quick yo criticize everything they not used to
Skip Brainless
Skip Brainless پیش 27 روز
What can you villainize about Bron? Tell that to the hawks, raptors, celtics, bulls wizards fans lol
antho
antho پیش 27 روز
Lebron single handedly changed the way the game operates with players taking control. Gotta respect that (yes u haters)
Jonny Polo
Jonny Polo پیش 28 روز
Man if u ever get interviewed by this gray character consider yourself screwed one way or another.
Sax Fiff
Sax Fiff پیش 29 روز
Lebron’s legacy is, when I lose I leave.
Mistah Unknown
Mistah Unknown پیش 22 روز
@Teresa Thomas He/She is the type to "stay together for the kids".. which never works out.
Teresa Thomas
Teresa Thomas پیش 25 روز
Have you ever been in a bad relationship? I guess you'd stay in it, wasting your youth.
Gerry Porter
Gerry Porter پیش 29 روز
Being From Ohio That Shit Pissed Me Off But He Had To Do What He Had 2 Do
_Marky 215
_Marky 215 پیش ماه
James Harden a whole different situation, he got 3 years left on his deal, lebron was a FREE AGENT
I'll let you know if Shes For The Streets
I'll let you know if Shes For The Streets پیش ماه
Players can get traded randomly by owners/GMs nobody bats a eye But when a player wants to leave people want to bring up loyalty
Eric Wilson
Eric Wilson پیش ماه
Nonsense!! Oscar Roberson paved the way for player empowerment. If it wasn't for his stance to file suit against the NBA in 1970, the free agency rules now used in the NBA wouldn't exist for LeBron to make his "decision". You guys get the facts straight with that!
Eric Wilson
Eric Wilson پیش 21 روز
@Aubhrey Pender You way in left field. My point is about player empowerment. Oscar is the reason free agency exist in the modern NBA. So he deserve the credit for establishing player empowerment. Not LeBron. Although LBJ & MJ had set trends of their own, we often times forget those who paved the way before them.
Aubhrey Pender
Aubhrey Pender پیش 29 روز
He’s talking about the modern NBA. Oscar Robertson did that when there were 12 teams and two leagues. And games weren’t on live tv. He would’ve never been as scrutinized or even gotten the media attention LeBron got
ゆうおり
ゆうおり پیش ماه
And they lost to the Mavs lol
GreenMatrix 30seven810172324
GreenMatrix 30seven810172324 پیش ماه
Mavs were the better team. + they used zone defence. That’s why they won
cool reg
cool reg پیش ماه
Name the super teams created by organizations
Sampson Frimpong
Sampson Frimpong پیش 27 روز
And y’all jordN sexual pollen Rodman teams what about Hakeem Barkley pippen or Stockton and Malone y’all hate on Bron for no reason
GreenMatrix 30seven810172324
GreenMatrix 30seven810172324 پیش ماه
Cmon fam...dont do that
Joel Vance
Joel Vance پیش ماه
60’s Celtics, 80’s lakers, 80 Celtics, 90’s Bulls, SA, and GSW.
Frantz Fuller
Frantz Fuller پیش ماه
I had 0 problem with “The Decision” however I knew he was gonna get heat (no pun intended) for it. Lebron created a boxing main event type of atmosphere where he took control of HIS narrative. All of a sudden Stephen A and Skip made a ton of bread just talking about Lebron.
Angelo Bank
Angelo Bank پیش ماه
I feel like we talk 🗣️more about where they going next year 🤔before the season even starts this year lol
David Rodriguez
David Rodriguez پیش ماه
Why is the basketball round? Because Lebron decide to speak that day.
kill em with KINDNESS
kill em with KINDNESS پیش ماه
I disagree with jim gray, There was nothing "insensitive" about what lebron did. He already gave Cleveland all those years of greatness from the moment he stepped on the court. Doing what he did with the little talent he had on that team is one of the many reasons he is an all time great. Most sports fans are more fans of teams than players. I understand what lebron was to that city. But if anyone was insensitive it was the cavs organization. How much did the cavs organization and fans really care about lebron? Look how they treated him when he left.
trump Touches his daughter Ivanka
trump Touches his daughter Ivanka پیش 7 روز
Then why do a tv special??? He could’ve just done a simple 2 minute interview and announce his decision, plain and simple.... and im a LAKERS fan BTW
Lone $tar OMG
Lone $tar OMG پیش ماه
Big Facts!
Bob Nob
Bob Nob پیش ماه
Lebron outfit was horrible 😂
Shaquan Newton
Shaquan Newton پیش ماه
Money for a boys & girls club in the rich part of Connecticut?! lol ....that money should have going to the boys & girls club or the P.A.L in the hood not to lil wealthy children
Damian Salazar
Damian Salazar پیش ماه
My boi feeling being a mogul 5:37
Damian Salazar
Damian Salazar پیش ماه
Jim Gray a real niga
mj at his best and teaching skills
mj at his best and teaching skills پیش ماه
Great interview fellows feeding off one another real real in depth an you're right in and outside the box player empowerment. Excellent💯 no hush hush leaving out.
oskiworld1
oskiworld1 پیش ماه
Well said
Douglas Mays
Douglas Mays پیش ماه
A man that runs from team to team to chase success, instead of building it himself. #lebronlegacy
Douglas Mays
Douglas Mays پیش 21 روز
@Mistah Unknown yet still not good enough to elevate his team in Cleveland like others have. Had to chase a ring in Miami go back to Cleveland once they got him enough talent to win a single ring, then back to chasing another ring* in COVID year in LA. Still cries for more talent to be brought in. Sounds like goat credentials to me. Fact! GOAT is an opinion that cannot be made unless you take a singular stat to compare by.
Mistah Unknown
Mistah Unknown پیش 22 روز
When you combine DOMINANCE and VALUE, there isn't a player that is greater than LeBron James. One of his nicknames should be "The Common Denominator". The man is truly the GOAT.
Teresa Thomas
Teresa Thomas پیش 25 روز
@Douglas Mays whatever my those are your rules Not mine..They both left No excuses
Douglas Mays
Douglas Mays پیش 25 روز
@Teresa Thomas what ever helps you to reason away legacies are what they are!
Teresa Thomas
Teresa Thomas پیش 25 روز
@Douglas Mays NO stories please Like you said "just facts" MJ Left his Team . No extra reasoning for LeBron there should be None for MJ. They both left
RedVader7
RedVader7 پیش ماه
“The Star of the NBA” wrong. In 2010 that belonged to Kobe on the back of 2 championships.
Aubhrey Pender
Aubhrey Pender پیش 29 روز
You’re kinda nitpicking. They were the two biggest stars and everyone wanted to see them meet in the finals. It was definitely becoming LeBrons league at that point
Mr. Don Ivy
Mr. Don Ivy پیش ماه
@Mash_ da_Gas The MVP is "The Storyline of The League" Award for that particular season. It's more so an award for carrying that storyline in a season that isn't as interesting as The Playoffs, a story that sells itself.
Kendrick
Kendrick پیش ماه
@Mash_ da_Gas the mvp isn’t the face of the league award lol
Trenton Pearson
Trenton Pearson پیش ماه
They were both the CO faces of the NBA. Literally, it was a Kobe or LeBron side. Kinda like Bird and Magic.
Nick
Nick پیش ماه
3:04 SEE EXACTLY. But the LeBron haters wannabe like “leHeLp NEedS A sUpErTeAm 2 wIn”. Not everyone is blessed with being in top franchise with top tier management at the time so he’s leaving is the correct option for some players if they want to win
Brandon Shipman
Brandon Shipman پیش ماه
Man these casual fans don’t understand that they make those comments for likes and laughs , real sports fans know what’s going on
Lab Clinics
Lab Clinics پیش ماه
Exactly. The 90s bulls, Spurs dynasty, and Celtics big 3 were all superteams built by good FOs. Cavs FO is trash, they couldn't build a team around LeBron. So LeBron left and built one himself
CeezyThaGod
CeezyThaGod پیش ماه
Bro keep saying Kevin Garnett I think he mean Durant 😭
alexNOIZE
alexNOIZE پیش 28 روز
@kp j 6:00 he meant kd
Ranger Joe
Ranger Joe پیش ماه
@GreenMatrix 30seven810172324 he deserved a title I agree but the timberwolves situation was his fault dude took all the money they gave him 120mil in 2000 him and jermaine O’Neal was the highest paid at the time Indy drafted well and was a defensive team wolves couldn’t even acquire no help except in 04 and sprewell basically camethere for free it was kg fault as far as winning goes in Minnesota Tim Duncan was offered the same at the time and declined told them to spread the money out because he wanted to win that’s the difference in their careers and kg got tired of getting owned by dirk in the offs
GreenMatrix 30seven810172324
GreenMatrix 30seven810172324 پیش ماه
No I’m not gonna let you do that. Kg spent 11-12 yrs ( give or take) on the same team and didn’t get a chip. And he said the yr before that he was going to have to leave. Nobody was working as hard as he was. He busted his ass literally w/ the t wolves. He goes to the celtics w/ the right players at the right time and gets a chip. He deserved it.
Ranger Joe
Ranger Joe پیش ماه
@Lab Clinics he told him at the end of game 6 2010 lebron mentions it during the postgame interview but doesn’t tell the name of the person who told him to make the move KG was also interested in going to Cleveland before the Boston trade went thru he called lebron to ask him how he’d feel about teaming up lebron wanted amare at the time and didn’t land him and told kg he wasn’t sure how much longer he’d be in Cleveland due to management not doing whatever it took for the generational talent to succeed
Lab Clinics
Lab Clinics پیش ماه
@Ranger Joe where did KG say that to LeBron? Is there an article or video on it?
dominicantazz152
dominicantazz152 پیش ماه
Well said.
Andre
Andre پیش ماه
The fact that people still hate Lebron for this shows how dumb people can be
No Name
No Name پیش ماه
I never really understood the hatred for 'The Announcement'. I guess that was the start of Karen's and Chad's?
Kendrick
Kendrick پیش ماه
Anything “different” is usually hated at first
gabriel perez
gabriel perez پیش ماه
Definitely
Jay Stacks
Jay Stacks پیش ماه
People forget or chose not to take in that bron gave every cent to the boys and girls club and that espn pitched the whole idea. But that’s another story
trump Touches his daughter Ivanka
trump Touches his daughter Ivanka پیش 7 روز
This had nothing to do with Those couple mill he made for charity, it was all aboit his narcissism, cuz he has that kind of money in between his couch cushions, and he could’ve easily done a 5 minute special instead of a whole 1 hour special
Sampson Frimpong
Sampson Frimpong پیش 27 روز
Donovan Mitchell was in that crowd he was 13 at the time
Sax Fiff
Sax Fiff پیش 29 روز
Yeah, that’s another story.
sickandloose
sickandloose پیش ماه
@Patrick Davidson a lot of people don't, and that's one of the problems.
sickandloose
sickandloose پیش ماه
This!
TopShelf Fitness
TopShelf Fitness پیش ماه
Who's coppin' that book!?
Georges St. Pierre
Georges St. Pierre پیش ماه
The Decision was Legendary.
Georges St. Pierre
Georges St. Pierre پیش ماه
@Nowhere But Everywhere That decision gave him 2 championships. You are a casual hater.
You’re very Wrong
You’re very Wrong پیش ماه
@Nowhere But Everywhere how so it’s all about the Benjamin’s baby bron ain’t dumb. And this is coming from Cleveland fan that lives in Cleveland and hell yeah I was crushed by it 😂
Sports Trades
Sports Trades پیش ماه
Donovan Mitchell was in attendance at that Boys and Girls Club
Jalen Igbeare
Jalen Igbeare پیش 28 روز
That’s wild! Reminds me of Kendrick Lamar and Tupac. Kendrick was a kid in one of Tupac’s music videos
Zakariyau Saad
Zakariyau Saad پیش 29 روز
Chyko Money 🧢 he’s a Bron Stan, he said in an interview
Chyko Money
Chyko Money پیش 29 روز
@Zakariyau Saad he's a Jordan stan which is why he wears 45, he was just part of the Boys n Girls Club in NY
Gerry Porter
Gerry Porter پیش 29 روز
That’s dope
Triangle Offense
Triangle Offense پیش 29 روز
Kanye West backstage too
Thomas Lloyd
Thomas Lloyd پیش ماه
Hi
shekhar k
shekhar k پیش ماه
Even their worst guests are interesting and top 1
shekhar k
shekhar k پیش ماه
@Andre I just said he’s top 1 ugh kids these days
Andre
Andre پیش ماه
Jim gray is a legend, do your homework
God
God پیش ماه
Why you dissing Jim Gray Like that..
Kobe Bryant remembered by Jim Gray on Fox
13:19
UFC 257 Embedded: Vlog Series - Episode 1
8:38
UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship
بازدید 3.5M
here comes the sun
4:16
bill wurtz
بازدید 3.8M
Game Theory: Did Dream FAKE His Speedrun? A Final Analysis.
23:30
LeBron James Movie - A King's Metamorphosis 3
24:16
UFC 257 Embedded: Vlog Series - Episode 1
8:38
UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship
بازدید 3.5M
here comes the sun
4:16
bill wurtz
بازدید 3.8M
Game Theory: Did Dream FAKE His Speedrun? A Final Analysis.
23:30