LeBron James Playing too Many Minutes?
LeBron James can’t keep doing this.
It’s too much to ask of even of him.
Much too much.
James has an incredible engine, but it’s going to give out running at the rpm it’s generating.
James won’t admit to fatigue – so, never mind admitting to exhaustion – and he’ll give all he has to give to the Heat … but he’ll risk overheating in the process. And that will cook Miami.
Indiana tied the second-round playoff series at a win apiece with a 78-75 victory Tuesday night in AmericanAirlines Arena, and in no manner was the Heat loss James’ fault. He led Miami in points (28), rebounds (nine) and assists (five).
He was a monster.
But he played almost 43 minutes after having played a bit more than 43 minutes in a Game 1 victory – when he also led the Heat in points, rebounds and assists – and that won’t work in the long term. The cumulative burden will get to be too much.
And don’t forget the mental strain and pressure under which James operates as a superstar without an NBA title nine years into his professional career.