LeBron James has all the inspiration he needs – to say the very least – heading into Game 3 of the NBA Finals (ABC, 9 p.m. ET) on Tuesday night.
In the wake of saying that he didn’t “require any additional inspiration,” James implied at secret factors that are driving him after the Cleveland Cavaliers tied the best-of-seven games against the Golden State Warriors at one game a piece with a 95-93 Overtime triumph Sunday night.
“My motivation is to make sure my guys are ready and prepared every night we step on the floor,” James said. “And I have some other motivation that I won’t talk about right now, but I have so many different things to worry about than being an underdog or guys counting us out.”
James wouldn’t expand regarding what that “other inspiration” may be, yet he’s now recorded the conspicuous ones – including leading the Cavs to their first title (and his third) and the group grasping the underdog part in the wake of losing guard Kyrie Irving for whatever is left of the game with a cracked kneecap.
So what would it be able to be?
“I hope we win so I can tell y’all,” the two-time Finals MVP said when pressed by reporters.
He is averaging 41.5 points, 12 rebounds and 8.5 assists through the first two games of the Finals.