LeBron James compares playoff march to The Hunger Games
It’s that time of the year again, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will enter the postseason in the hopes of reaching a fourth straight NBA Finals since the King returned home. The roster is much different from the first Finals run in 2015, but the most important piece has remained, the kid from Akron who continues to get better as the season goes on.
James, now in his 15th season, is coming off the greatest offensive campaign in his career posting averages of 27.5 points per game, 8.6 rebounds per game and 9.1 assists per game all whilst shooting an insane 54% from the field. The four-time MVP has entered that special place in his career where his body is athletic enough to do whatever he wants, and his mind is playing chess whilst everyone else is playing checkers. It’s safe to say, James still remains undoubtedly the best player in the world.
It’s an exciting time for Cavaliers fans, who have been through more than most during this regular season. The rollercoaster of emotions has been taxing, but it’s now a fresh start, a new season so to speak, and a new adventure to look forward to. The playoffs is always a unique time in Cleveland, and James understands what is needed to put the city on his back yet again to reach the promised land.
Like always, the playoffs’ all-time leading scorer activated his “zero dark twenty-three” social media hibernation in preparation for the most important time of the year.
The Cavaliers face a familiar foe in the first round – the Indiana Pacers. James himself has endured many battles over the years with the Pacers, and his mission this time is no different, dominate and carry his team to victory.
When speaking about the upcoming matchup between the two Eastern Conference rivals, James was asked about what the approach would be this time around. He went on to interestingly compare the playoffs to the famous movie “The Hunger Games”.
“Let’s just put ourselves in a position to try to be successful every night and let’s try to continue to win,” James said. “It’s like ‘The Hunger Games’ — let’s see if we can keep going. Don’t want to hear that loud noise in the sky. You know what that means.”
When you think about it, he’s not wrong. Every superstar is out there trying to put on a show and dominate their opponents in the hopes of winning series. This year will be no different for the three-time champion, strap yourself in, because you’re about to see the best in the business do exactly that – dominate.