Kings HC Mike Brown claims LeBron James made his job a lot easier’ in 2005, recalling King James’ Cavaliers’ career

LeBron James has had a great career in the NBA, and it all started with the Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron stepped foot in the NBA in 2003 when he was drafted by the Cavs, making an immediate impact on the Cavs and led them to the NBA finals in his first two seasons.

In 2010, he parted ways with the Cavs and joined the Miami Heat while in his prime. During LeBron’s time at the Cavs, Mike Brown was the head coach and recently he spoke about his time at the Cavs with King James. Brown was all praises for the now Lakers star and couldn’t stop his applause.

Mike Brown highly praised LeBron James

Mike Brown recently appeared on “All The Smoke” Podcast, where he talked about his time at the Cleveland Cavaliers and how he was tasked to lead a team when he was just coming out from the position of an assistant coach. On being asked whether he was ready for the job or not in 2005, Mike said, “Keeping it real, no.”

He further talked about the success they had in the following years with a young LeBron James leading the way. He said, “We had good success because we had LeBron James, he was still learning and growing, too. But he made my job lot easier.”

Mike now coaches the Sacramento Kings and is widely considered as one of the best coaches in the NBA. Looking back at him with the Cavs he did a great job on his debut as a head coach.

LeBron James
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Mike may have admitted that he was not ready for the job but having LeBron James by his side, his task was made a lot easier. The future Hall of Famer had an incredible run with the Cavs where he put up great numbers and confirmed himself as the next big thing in the NBA.

Looking at LeBron James’ 2005-2006 NBA stats

LeBron James’ 2005-2006 season in the NBA with the Cleveland Cavaliers will be a dream for any rookie nowadays. The numbers that he put up in that season are still astonishing to look at considering that Bron was just 21 years old at the time.

King James averaged 31.4 points per game, collected 7.0 rebounds per game, and provided 6.6 assists per game in that season.

During that time similar stats were put up by the best players in the league and a rookie matching up to those numbers was an amazing sight to witness. In the same season, King James was named to the All-NBA first team and also received an NBA All-Star inclusion, blasting the previous predictions made by NBA Great Michael Jordan.

What did you think of Mike Browns’ statement about LeBron? Do you remember LeBron James’ run with the Cavs? We are eager to hear your thoughts, so drop them down in the comments and share with us.

Avi Shravan

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Avi Shravan is an anime, games and sports enthusiast who likes NBA and Soccer. He is an avid reader who loves to write as well. You can find him reading books in a cafe or playing games if he is not watching his favourite team play. You can contact him on [email protected]


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