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LeBron James, one of the most popular people on Twitter, who has been slammed by Kendrick Perkins because “You don’t see Kobe tweeting… You don’t see Michael Jordon tweeting”—that LeBron James hasn’t tweeted since April 27.Six weeks later the Heat are one game away from the NBA finals, thanks to the brilliance of James, including last night’s 19 for 26 and 15 rebounds Game 6 against the Celtics.
Is this what it takes to win? To cut out Twitter and all other distractions?
ESPN’s Brian Windhorse describes the new James:
James has said virtually the same thing after losses this postseason, part of his regimen to tone himself down. He’s been going to bed early, not even staying up to watch the Western Conference finals, if you believe him. He’s been reading books, just polishing off the “Hunger Games” trilogy. He’s been mostly ignoring his cell phones. He hasn’t even sent out a tweet in six weeks. It’s clearly part of some centering plan to eliminate the emotions that have sometimes overcome him when the pressure has arrived in the past few years.
And how Windhorse describes last night:
Never had he played quite like this, executing without flair and with what almost felt like absence of joy that just added to the surreal feeling.
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