Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is coming off a stirring 44-point performance in a Game 4 win over the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals.
James’ performance helped Cleveland even the series at two after being blow out in the first two games. The MVP candidate is now averaging 32.0 points on 54 percent shooting in the series.
Following Monday’s win, James was presented with a stat about his play speed. The Athletic’s Jason Lloyd told James that he’s been the slowest player in the series (average play speed of 3.4 miles-per-hour).
James wasn’t having any of it.
“That’s the dumbest (expletive) I’ve ever heard. That tracking (expletive) can kiss my ass. The slowest guy? Get out of here,” James said. “Tell them to track how tired I am after the game, track that (expletive). I’m No. 1 in the NBA on how tired I am after the game.”
Tell us how you really feel, Mr. James.
Though, he’s in no way wrong. Some might want to use this stat as a way to indicate the 33-year-old James is slowing down. He’s not. He’s saving some of his energy during the game in case Cleveland needs a late push.
Besides, James is averaging 33.7 points and has tallied 40-plus points six times in 15 playoff games. He’s just fine, ladies and germs.