NBA / Oct 30, 2008 / 1:27 pm

LeBron learned “nothing” from Larry Brown

LeBron JamesLBJ rode the bench in the 2004 Olympics

Great little story I just came across:

When asked what he learned from former Olympic coach and current Bobcats coach Larry Brown, LeBron James replied, “Nothing.” That’s when he ended his interview. He ran off the court and let out a primal scream.

Wow. Following an 0-8 preseason, it appears the Bobcats haven’t learned anything either.

What 1,285 career victories under his belt, what would you learn from Coach Brown?

Source: The News-Herald

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  • Sam I Am

    I am still puzzled how he beat the Lakers to win his ‘ship.

    Any comments ?

    PS I LOOOOVE THE NBA, I miss it sooo much

  • KT

    First…and wow. I don’t like Larry’s Style, I’d probably feel the same way as LeBron Melo and Dwade.

  • control

    About the only thing you can learn from Larry Brown at this point in his career is how to act like Paris Hilton. Guy is the biggest drama queen in the league right now. He is like the AI of coaches…all about the personal stats at the expense of the team. Sometimes he will do some good on the team just to remind people he can, but when it comes down to it, it’s all about Larry.

  • The Real Tyrone

    Larry Brown ain’t nothin’ but a overpriced loser y’all. Old man’s been coachin’ in forever and ain’t liked by none of them players. Them coaches have gotsa realize that basketball is about them players, it ain’t about whiny punkass coaches.

    True thugs never lie.

  • http://www.nba.com I am The Streets

    Larry Brown DESTROYED the Knicks. He is an overrated coach that did his thing on the college level because NCAA ballers are usually too afraid to mouth off back to their coaches.

    He didn’t play Larry Hughes…Hughes goes and kills it with Gilbert in GState…

  • Kudabeen

    Accountability on and off the court to your team…

    As we see and will see in comments people don’t want any parts of that. Larry is seen in a foul light because if he isn’t feeling a situation he gets going…the Knicks were awful, Isiah was an cancer, so why would Larry suffer for that I don’t know.

    He teaches the game and doesn’t massage egos. He probably should be in college…

    I respect him, but I never understood his seeming distaste for young guys…LeBron and Wade has never had questionable effort, so his Olympic run is the biggest stain on his legacy to me…

  • http://www.myspace.com/lilpenny23 JHov

    I would learn how to leave every job before you get fired..great timing that guy! P.S. Larry your time is up!!!

  • http://allthatjazzbasketball.blogspot.com/ Amar

    I would have learned a lot about the Spanish American war from him, dude is so old man. Not to just single him out, I could have learned about crossing the landbridge from Asia to America from Jerry Sloan . . . and I would have learned about the creation of the universe from Hubie Brown

    “you see, this here is the big bang. And if you watch closely you can kind of see what you’re going to get from him. he’s only got about 1 atom right now, but with time, he has the potential to be really big”

  • BxBaller

    I don’t like LeBron, but it’s about time somebody said something against Larry Brown. I don’t know why but the media has some love affair with him.

  • Yoooo

    How to dine & ditch… Cuz he got FED off the Knicks

  • Dan

    How to adapt to conflicting personalities and how to work with difficult people… And how NOT to coach basketball.

  • nao_diga

    The Akron-Beacon Journal heard it a little differently from the citation here. George Thomas, writing in the ABJ says that LBJ “jogged away while screaming playfully”, as opposed to “ran off the court and let out a primal scream” as above.

  • http://GEE2.com GEE….Just sing it right now!

    Kuda had it right, perhaps Larry is better suited for college at this point in life.

    LeBron told it right, if you didn’t learn nuthin ..well…you didn’t learn nuthin.

  • Diego

    Glad to see Tyrone back. Seriously. Thought some folks had run you off here.


  • rootsradical

    i’ve always felt the same about Larry Brown. All he does is blame players with that monotone, condescending bullshit manner of speaking in interviews. He’s a pretentious old man that thinks he has it all figured out and that no one can keep up with his “knowledge of the game”. He’s nothing more than a stubborn old man.

    The turnaround of the Olympic squad is testament enough.

  • craig

    @Sam I Am

    Only reason why LB won a chip is because the Shaq-Kobe beef was at its highest point that season. Malone was the only one holding the team together but he got injured. It was supposed to be a 4-peat but Kobe ratted on Shaq and blew everything up.

    Before any KB fanatics bash me, I’m a Kobe fan, and yes I blame him for the 03-04 fiasco. I DON’T blame him for the Laker breakup, that was inevitable given KB’s growing ego goin up against Shaq’s already big one. You’ve seen the reports and the documents, Kobe pussied out on Shaq. Had he kept that shit to himself he would have had his freedom AND a 4th ring.

    LB has a lot of wins, but that doesn’t mean he’s a good coach. Hell, Don Nelson has a lot of wins too and see where the Warriors are now

    True thugs never post in message boards.