According to Kevin Garnett, it was he and his famous Boston Celtics squad that forced LeBron James out of Cleveland.
In the past week, KG has been having fun spreading that narrative, making appearances to talk about how he was the one who "broke" the self-proclaimed King.
Not everyone, though, is buying what the Celtics legend is selling. For Stephen A. Smith, he made his objections with that claim very, very clear on ESPN's First Take:
Smith makes the case that there was more going on behind the scenes leading up to his departure from Cleveland. According to Stephen A., betrayal from his teammates and the organization served as not only a distraction during the postseason but also as one of the major catalysts for his eventual departure later on that summer.
See, him joining Miami had much more to do with what was going on within Cleveland than it had to do with KG and the Celtics beating him in the playoffs.
As to what, exactly, those forms of betrayal might have been, Smith didn't go into detail about it -- the whole thing was very ambiguous.
Either way, it seems the Big Ticket and Stephen A. will have to agree to disagree on this one.