He knows the truth, though. The cruel truth had just played out on this very basketball court, with James’ Heat sending Tim Duncan and the Spurs home without another championship on Thursday night — the great Duncan walking away in Finals defeat for the first time in his 16th season.
Nothing is guaranteed.
“Last year when I was sitting up here with my first championship, I said it was the toughest thing I had ever done,” James said after the Heat beat the Spurs 95-88 for their second straight title. “This year, I tell last year he was absolutely wrong. This was the toughest championship right here, between the two.”
Source: CBS Sports