Had some really bad days. The tattooist scoffs, asking, "You sure this is what you want?"
The Rockets led the defending National Basketball Association champs 3-2 before not being able to claim wins in either Game 6 or 7, both played without Chris Paul, who injured his hamstring in the final minute of their Game 5 victory at Toyota Center.
"I don't have too much doubt". The Cavalry is not charging over the hill to save the day for LeBron, he's got to make due with the guys around him. Just keep grinding away at the process.
That was the theme of a conference call this week with ESPN NBA Finals analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson as reporters probed the former coaches to try to figure out if they were bored with the matchup. Cleveland has been the LeBron show more than ever, so much so that "The Other Cavaliers" earned a skit on "Saturday Night Live" earlier in the postseason.
The Warriors said the 6-foot-7 swingman was evaluated by the team's medical staff Tuesday, and he continues to have pain and inflammation with the nerve surrounding his left knee.
Cleveland's Game 7 triumph in Boston also came with the bonus of (hopefully) preventing speculation about LeBron's free-agent future from completely swallowing up the actual championship series.
"I don't even think about that, whether I'm starting or not", Green said Wednesday. "He does a good job of always being a threat and a good job of making his teammates a threat". The two players are evenly matched, but how does the entire position group look for both teams? "Just looking forward to the challenge of going out there and helping the team win".
CP3, who has often been criticised for his performances in the playoffs, was finally changing the narrative as he'd advanced to the conference finals for the first time in his 13-year career.
The Warriors' haven't been as explosive this year either, with their playoff average going from 119.3 last season to 109.1 this time around. "But there's none of that hate stuff". The stars went through funks and the Warriors had to play catch up time and again - including from double-digit deficits in the final two games to beat James Harden and the 65-win Rockets on their home court after settling for the second seed in the West.
James, who has battled Iguodala through the past 3 finals, respects his long-time rival.
"There's a lot of just built-up anxiety, I guess, about this moment".