LeBron James has faced some tough teams over the course of his legendary career. The Detroit Pistons, Boston Celtics and San Antonio Spurs teams of the past come to mind first.
But King James has never quite faced a squad like these Golden State Warriors ... and he knows it.
Fresh off his Cleveland Cavaliers losing Game 3 of the NBA Finals, 118-113, last night, to fall into a 0-3 hole and on the brink of being swept, Bron had to bow down to the Warriors.
"I said it after we won the Eastern Conference Finals that we're getting ready for a juggernaut," James said during his postgame press conference, as reported by ESPN. "It's probably the most, most firepower I've played in my career. I played against some great teams, but I don't think no team has had this type of firepower."
He can say that again. The Warriors tout four All-Stars in their starting lineup, including former MVPs Kevin Durant and Steph Curry, and a couple of former All-Stars coming off their bench. That's why they're on the brink of becoming the first team in NBA history to go 16-0 in the postseason — a thrilling feat that they could pull off by defeating the Cavs in Game 4 tomorrow night to win the NBA championship.
King James has been averaging a triple-double (32 points, 12.3 rebounds, and 10.3 assists per game) in these Finals, yet the Warriors' "firepower" hasn't allowed him and his Cavs to win a single game in the series thus far.
"Even when you're playing well, you got to play A-plus-plus, because they're going to make runs and they're going to make shots and they got guys that's going to make plays," James said, after a dagger of a 3-pointer from KD helped lead the Warriors to a Game 3 win. "So we made enough plays tonight to still win the ballgame, but they made a couple more."
Simply said, they're just too much for any team in the league to handle.
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