BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James is back in Boston, where his NBA championship quest ended twice in the last three years.
The former Cleveland superstar was practicing at the TD Garden with his new team, the Miami Heat, in preparation for Tuesday night's NBA opener against the Celtics. James did not talk to the media, but when a dozen cameras surrounded him to film him icing his right knee, he said he felt like he was in a fishbowl.
Boston knocked James and the Cavaliers out of the playoffs on its way to the 2008 NBA title, and again last year. The Celtics also eliminated the Heat last spring, setting them on their rebuilding path.
The Heat signed James and Chris Bosh as free agents to play along with Dwyane Wade, creating a superteam and expectations of winning a championship.