LeBron Compares Coaching Change To Marvin Lewis


James then pointed to the recent AFC wild-card game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers, which saw Cincy relinquish a late lead thanks to a string of penalties from Vontaze Burfict and Adam Jones, to illustrate his thoughts about Blatt. "What's funny -- which is totally off topic -- but as much as I'm a fan of Big Ben [Roethlisberger] and James Harrison, being from Akron, and Antonio Brown, seeing Cincinnati lose that game, it kind of hurt to see Marvin Lewis go through that," James said of the Bengals' coach. "Because I think he put those guys in position with a second-string quarterback to win that ballgame. And those guys kind of blew it away. "I can relate, in sports, kind of the coaches always get the worst of it. I think that was a prime example of a coach putting his team in position as best as he could. I mean, he can't go out there. He can't go out on the field and play. But he put them in the position to win, and they had their chance and they kind of blew it."

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer