The other day, with Brooklyn on their way to sending Miami into a rare 2 game skid, it happened. It was the fourth quarter, the Heat were down 10 & Lebron figured he needed to start attacking before #lerbrondisappersagain stated trending for the billionth time. “You can do it” he said to himself, and attacked the rim. Over the years he had learnt to shut out all his demons. But one of them snuck through.
This just got me thinking: does Paul Pierce have Lebron James’ number? I’m not sure if over the course of James’ prime, any one player has gotten the better of him so consistently. He’s older, slower, has maybe 1/10th of the athletic ability (and that’s being generous), but as history and Lebron’s therapist bear witness, he is definitely inside his head.
Exhibit A: (ignore the super corny intro)
Exhibit B, C, D & E: