LeBron James: ‘I’ll be better’ in Game 4
After struggling to score through the first three games of the NBA Finals, LeBron James has made several bold promises to his skeptics – and his fans – heading into Game 4.
“I’ll be better,” James said before the Heat’s practice Wednesday afternoon. “I’ll be much better [Thursday] night.”
James typically prides himself in all-around, team-first play – and he’s averaging 12.3 rebounds and 7.3 assists in the Finals. But going by his comments on Wednesday, he sounds determined to play more like Michael Jordan than Magic Johnson.
“I have to do whatever it takes,” James said. “I mean, 7‑for‑21 isn’t going to cut it. Zero free throws. I had 11 rebounds, I had five assists, but 7‑for‑21 and zero free throws ain’t going to cut it. So I will be better tomorrow.”