LeBron reflects on Northern Iowa’s heartbreaking collapse: ‘I would quit basketball’

Texas A&M staged the biggest final-minute comeback in NCAA tournament history to miraculously seal a spot in the Sweet 16, erasing a 12-point deficit against Northern Iowa with 44 seconds left to play in regulation before winning in double overtime. 

The game’s wild ending was soul-crushing to watch for anyone not rooting for the Aggies, and Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James went as far as to say he’d quit the sport of basketball entirely he had been playing for the Panthers.

Some observers on Twitter percevied James’ comments to be an admission that he doesn’t have the same insatiable desire to win as other great players, but that would be taking James’ quip far too seriously. This is the correct response.