LeBron James — like every other man in this world — does not respond well to being called a b*tch. Depending on who you talk too, it can be viewed as the ultimate form of disrespect.
James address the trash talk from Joakim Noah — admitting that he can appreciate the verbal warfare — but that Noah goes too far.
“I’m a father with three kids. It got very disrespectful,” James said. “I’m OK with competing against Jo. I love the competitive nature, but we should leave it there. The disrespectful words that he said to me were uncalled for.”
James said the best way to retaliate is to make a play.
“The best way to retaliate is by making a play. That’s the only way I know how to resolve things is by making a play to help our team,” James said. “If it was the ’90s or ’80s, I would’ve been able to say what I had to say and move on. But I got the T. And I earned it.”
Noah downplayed the remarks, telling Cleveland.com that he didn’t say anything disrespectful.