After winning his third NBA title by overthrowing the Warriors on Sunday night, LeBron James can now laugh off some of his behavior from earlier in the 2015–16 season.
Before the Cavaliers were champions, they were perhaps the league leaders in drama, constantly dealing with questions about David Blatt’s firing, Kevin Love’s role and Kyrie Irving’s place on the roster. James added to the circus by subtweeting and unfollowing the Cavaliers on Twitter in March.
In an interview with SI’s Lee Jenkins, James's business partner Maverick Carter explained why James was so active on social media.
“He was off his rocker for a little while,” Carter told Jenkins. “He’s a perfectionist. He likes everything perfect, and he knew this team could be better.”
Carter told Jenkins he spoke with James on the phone to help the four-time MVP get back on track.
“You get paid a lot of money to do something you’re better at than anybody in the world,” Carter said he told James. “So just do that. Don’t worry about this guy, or that guy, or what they’re doing. Just play.”
It looks like Carter’s advice worked.