CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - By Carl Arky, Senior Sports Producer
LeBron James can sympathize with Cam Newton.
He's been in the same situation...too often for his own liking...which the Carolina quarterback faced after Sunday's Super Bowl loss to the Denver Broncos. The heart broken Newton offered up half-hearted, often one word answers, in response to reporter questions. To make matters worse, Newton abruptly stood up and walked away from reporters who were still looking for answers to explain what happened to the Panthers during the game.
Newton has been showered with criticism in the wake of his post-game appearance, but LeBron isn't one of those judging the NFL's MVP.
At the Cavaliers practice today, James told the media "I know it's very difficult playing in one of the biggest games of your life and have it come out on the wrong side and then have to answer questions. I also know that as professionals, that's part of the business."
James has been there before. He's been on teams that have won...and lost...in the NBA Finals. So while he empathizes with Cam Newton he's quick to point out that facing the post-game music is just part of the job.
"As difficult as it is to answer the questions, which is the last thing you want to talk about (after a disappointing game) you have to take the good with the bad," says James who added..."I've been in that situation before and it's difficult."