LeBron James won’t lose sleep over Game 2 loss
LeBron Jame started Game 2 versus the Boston Celtics like a house on fire, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers into controlling the first 24 minutes of play. The Cavs star, however, saw their lead evaporate and the Celtics did not look back as they willed their way to a 107-94 victory.
James finished the night with 42 points, 10 rebounds, and 12 assists, but the support from his teammates went missing. Like a terrible sequel to Game 1, the 3-pointers for Cleveland in the second half weren’t falling.
After the contest, James spoke with the media and downplays the effect of the loss on his state of mind, via Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated:
“I’m not going to lose sleep over it.”
Two losses in and the Cavs’ superstar appears to show zero concern over the situation. Call it confidence, but what matters more are results. Results that go beyond wearing fancy suits to exude a business-like approach to games. Because, as what the games have shown, the suits haven’t served their purpose at all.
The real battle isn’t won by pregame theatrics or postgame displays of confidence. While they’re aesthetically good, they don’t compare to what happens in between and that is during the actual game.
All season long, James has continued to defy the odds. Another challenge faces him right now and, hopefully, he’s able to muster more from himself and inspire his teammates to do more as well in the upcoming games at The Q.