"Everything we did was so inorganic and unsustainable and, frankly, not fun", Griffin told SI.
In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Griffin admitted that having James on his team was at one time a celebrated thought, but after the pressure set in, he found it overwhelming.
Griffin fell under scrutiny often while steering the ship for the Cavs, often fielding complaints regarding his apparent inability to provide James with enough complimentary players to help him out during the team's championship runs.
Griffin himself did not directly respond to James' tweet, but according to the sources, he spoke to a friend of the basketball star and insisted that some context was missing behind his comment. So if LeBron misses a game-winning jump shot in Utah on a Tuesday night, we're scrutinizing it.
"F*** all y'all", LeBron was heard shouting while the caption read, "well let's get it".
What did David Griffin say about LeBron James?
"My belief at that time was there is no way anyone can be born in Akron, Ohio, deliver the first championship in 52 years to Cleveland, Ohio, and be the same human being", Griffin said. "They don't like being part of that world". After all, he did say LeBron isn't "the same animal anymore about winning". Griffin warns New Orleans will play buyer at the trade deadline if the playoffs are within his grasp. James went public with his disappointment when the Cavaliers parted ways with Griffin, and as recently as July, James took to Twitter to promote the business of Griffin's wife, Meredith Hale-Griffin, to his more than 43 million followers. "But you know, he's been super motivated this offseason, working". So just being locked in.
With the Pelicans, Griffin will have the opportunity to build over the long-term.
"We won despite our culture to a huge degree".