Lebron James is back in the NBA Finals, and he is not letting the bright lights of the game get in his way for a championship.
Lebron James is back again on basketball’s biggest stage. This time, he’s older and has gray hairs on his beard. It would seem as if James is an evergreen tree in the middle of the youngsters. James appeared in nine out of the past 10 NBA Finals series.
Lebron James has the respect of Erik Spoelstra in the Finals
Lebron James is a winner, and there is no denying that fact. Despite his 3-6 record in the Finals, Lebron is still one of the most important superstars ever to grace the NBA court. His former coach, Erik Spoelstra, knows this and only has praise for the multi-awarded NBA Players. Spoelstra said,
“He’s seen everything. At this point in his career, it’s just about winning. And his ability to do what he does at his age is incredibly uncommon.”
Coming from a former coach who handled James gracefully when he was younger, this is no small feat. Also, it only goes to show that Lebron hasn’t shown any signs of decline in his game. If at all, Lebron has only grown wiser and stronger over the years.
James is a man on a mission to win the championship this year. “Job is not done,” he said. Only four wins separate him from his fourth NBA championship ring, and he will be assisted by Anthony Davis in this mission. As such, both men will be placed under the microscope every game in this Finals.
If they win, they can silence doubters of their style of game. If they lose, they can expect to hear an earful of criticisms.
Bam Adebayo will be key in the Finals stage
Bam Adebayo will be the key to Miami upsetting the Los Angeles Lakers. If he clicks from all cylinders the same way he performed in Game 6 against the Celtics, the Lakers will in for a fight.
If he gets stifled by the big men thrown at him by Frank Vogel, the Heat can easily just kiss their hopes goodbye. Fortunately, Jimmy Butler and Goran Dragic will be there to keep their teams at bay. Once the nerves creep in, the two veterans will be there to control the pace of the game.
In the end, it will be up to the role players in the Heat roster to buoy the team afloat. Herro and Robinson’s shooting will be crucial too.
Game 1 of the NBA Finals tipoff is on October 1.
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