LeBron James compares playing Warriors to facing off against Patriots

LeBron James compares playing Warriors to facing off against Patriots

LeBron James has Boston on his mind. The Cavs star is already paying his respects to the Patriots, and he hasn’t even held his first conversation with the Celtics yet. 

James addressed the media Wednesday following Cleveland’s 110-102 loss to the Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. It was a particularly bitter loss for the Cavs, who started the contest on a 16-4 run and held Steph Curry to 3-of-16 from the floor. Klay Thompson only posted 10 points as well. 

But that was no problem for Golden State, because Kevin Durant scored a game-high 43 points. James said Durant’s performance is a reminder that clubs must play a perfect game if they want to defeat the Warriors, much like a particular NFL team.

“The margin of error is very low. It’s almost like playing the Patriots,” James told reporters, per Yahoo! Sports

James played his typically incredible game –– 33 points, 11 assists, 10 rebounds –– and received help from Kevin Love (20 points) and Rodney Hood (15 points). But it wasn’t enough to handle Durant, who was the only player on the Warriors who scored more than 11 points in the win. 

“When you’re able to force a miscue, you have to be able to capitalize and then you have to be so in tune and razor sharp and focus every single possession,” James explained. “You can’t have miscommunication, you can’t have lulls, you can’t have my-faults or my-bads or things like that, cause they’re gonna make you pay.”

With the Cavaliers down 3-0, LeBron’s last game in Cleveland could come Friday night. He is expected to opt-out of his contract this offseason, leading to another inevitable free agency courting. On ESPN’s “First Take” Wednesday, Stephen A. Smith listed several teams James will engage with, including the Celtics. 

“LeBron James is going to have a conversation with the Cleveland Cavaliers. They can offer him the most, and they are willing to do anything they can to keep him here, etc. etc., and obviously the wife is going to have a major, major say in things,” Smith said. “So you got that going on. He’s going to have a conversation with Boston. He’s going to have a conversation with Philly. Obviously the Lakers. Houston’s in the mix as well. They are going to go after him. Make no mistake about it.”

It’s unclear where Smith is getting his information, or what exactly he means by having a “conversation.” But don’t let those questions spoil a good time. On the same day LeBron was linked to the Celtics, he also brought up the Patriots. 

Coincidence? No way. 



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