James Only Thinking about the Next Game
(LeBron) James can get that as soon as Thursday night if his Miami Heat close out the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. After falling short in his previous two trips to the Finals – 2007 when his Cleveland Cavaliers were swept by the San Antonio Spurs; and last year when the Heat lost to the Dallas Mavericks in six games – James hopes the third time is a charm.
“Human nature is to automatically think about after we win it, what are we going to do,” James said. “I’m not there. I won’t get there until those zeros hit and I see that we won. I’m the leader of this team, and I’m not comfortable right now. I’m comfortable in my game, but I’m not going to be comfortable until we seal this thing.”
The Heat hold a commanding 3-1 lead over the Thunder in the Finals, and James is the biggest reason why. He’s played much more aggressively than a year ago when he looked listless as the Heat lost to the Mavericks in the Finals. He also appears to be much humbler.