The Cleveland Cavaliers pulled off a miracle in bringing back LeBron James this summer but not everyone was as surprised as the rest of us to hear that the King was ready to return home.
Former Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen, who made a career out of being the Robin to Michael Jordan’s Batman, recently stated that he wasn’t shocked to see the outcome of the LeBron James decision play out the way that it did as he was watching the situation unfold in a rational manner.
Pippen said during an appearance at Whitney Young High School that he wasn’t at all surprised that the Cavaliers got LeBron back and that the Heat weren’t as successful as he thought they’d be.
“I kind of figured he’d go back [to Cleveland]. I don’t know if he could hold that team up. I think [Dwyane] Wade’s physical ability had him thinking, like, ‘Hey, maybe this is not the place I need to be.’ It was a great run for them. They weren’t as successful as they thought they would be, but you went to the Finals four times, so you can’t hold your head down too much about that.”
This, of course, isn’t to say that Pippen was somehow plugged into the situation, but it goes to show just how tight the blinders were on for some who were shocked to see LeBron leave South Beach to return home to Cleveland.