While taking questions from reporters at practice today, LeBron James was quick to refute the idea that he was tired after chasing the Warriors around the court for two games in Golden State.
In the media scrum a reporter asked, “Guarding KD, does it take a toll on you? In the second half maybe?”
LeBron immediately shook his head and offered a simple, “No.”
After letting the word hang in the air for a moment, LeBron asked to the reporter “Do I look tired?” before another reporter could jump in.
The reporter replied, “I don’t know, people observed that to me.” to which LeBron gave a huge smile and simply said, “Ahhhhhh, people.” He went on to add, “Nah, I feel great. I’m averaging a triple-double in The Finals. I’m pretty good.”
It’s not the first time LeBron has asked reporters to reexamine their inquiry to him this Finals. After Game 2 LeBron got a little testy with a reporter who asked him about the importance of defending home court in The Finals with the Cavs already down 2-0.
Watching the clip in its entirety, it mostly looks like LeBron is focused and collected, and definitely not about to admit to fatigue or hand out compliments to his opponents just hours before Game 3. You can see the back and forth in the video below.
The Cavs and Warriors go at it in Game 3 of The Finals tonight in Cleveland, with tipoff scheduled for 9 p.m.
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