Though many Lakers fans are rejoicing over the firing of Mike Brown some people think it’s too hasty. Although Brown was the coach since last year, it was a shortened season and only 5 games into a new season with a new roster. There were plenty of issues with the team but he wasn’t really given time to fix them. One person that’s on his side might come as a surprise but it’s his former player Lebron James. Read more after the jump.
James doesn’t believe his former coach in Cleveland ever got a “fair shake” in Los Angeles and was stunned when he learned Brown was fired by the Lakers on Friday after their 1-4 start to the season.
James played five years for Brown with the Cavaliers before Brown was fired by Cleveland after the 2009-10 season, just weeks before James departed in free agency to sign with Miami.
“I think it’s unfortunate,” James said Friday after the Heat’s win in Atlanta against the Hawks. “I just don’t think he got a fair shake, honestly. With the shortened season last year, and five games into this year, he didn’t really get a full season.”
“I’ve got a lot to say, but I’m not going to say it right now,” said James, who won two of his three league MVP awards under Brown in Cleveland and also led the Cavaliers to the 2007 NBA Finals. “I wish him the best, but I just think it’s unfortunate and it’s just, you know, how the league is. They can do what they want to do.”
This is a business where results have to be presented and quickly especially with a franchise like the Lakers who aren’t used to losing.