It’s always an anticipated sight as NBA players walk into the arena before they take to the floor. Players like Russell Westbrook have made the entrance a spectacle with outrageous outfits, and J.R. Smith even arrived to Quicken Loans Arena on those two-wheeled hoverboard. Needless to say, it’s always an area of attention for NBA fans.
Last night, Cavs superstar LeBron James was in the spotlight when walking to the locker rooms at TD Garden in Boston. James, who is renowned for his excellent fashion choices and sharp style grabbed headlines for another reason, as he walked into the arena reading a book.
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Yes, that book is indeed the GodFather, which happens to be James’ favorite movie also. It was a very different approach before a head-to-head matchup with eastern conference rivals Boston Celtics, but James took his reading from the bus into the arena.
It was perhaps a preview of the eastern conference finals this seasson, and without JR Smith and Kevin Love, as well as trying to integrate new back-up point guard Deron Williams, the Cavs fell short after having a chance to win when James found Williams in the corner for an open three that didn’t fall.
James was excellent on the night, registering 28 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for the 49th regular-season triple-double of his career.
He then took home the NBA player of the month for February in the east for the sixth consecutive year today, leading the Cavs to a 9-1 record in the month when he took to the floor.