INDEPENDENCE: LeBron James chuckled Wednesday when it was relayed to him Anderson Varejao believes the Warriors love each other.
“I would hope if you’re 50-5 that everyone loves each other,” James said. “I mean (expletive). What else do you want at that point? Duh. Anybody could say that. Stevie Wonder could say that.”
Varejao is expected to make his debut Wednesday with the Golden State Warriors, who continue to command the league’s attention with their fantastic season. This week they became the fastest team in history to win 50 games and remain on pace to break the Chicago Bulls’ all-time record of 72-10 for a season.
Varejao has said multiple times in recent days it became evident to him quickly how much the Warriors love each other. That led to speculation there are chemistry problems within the Cavs, particularly after the firing of coach David Blatt.
James, however, denied the Cavs have any locker room problems while simultaneously praising what the Warriors have accomplished.
“There’s so much great basketball being played, and I understand that those guys are the cream of the crop. They’re the defending champions and they’ve continued to get better as they were from last year,” James said. “But they’re not going to be the only team that enters the playoff pool. You can be 82-0, man, once the playoffs start, everyone’s 0-0.”
The Warriors won 14 more games than the Cavs last season, yet the Cavs held a 2-1 lead in the Finals with a banged up roster before the Warriors stormed back to win the last three games.
“Hopefully you’ve built enough chemistry, which it seems like they have, and enough out on the court where you can take that on to the next phase,” James said. “But regular season record-wise is great for the record books, but it means nothing for the postseason."