In the middle of the NBA Finals, LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Steve Kerr offered the most thoughtful views and handled the entire issue - of player protests, the national anthem and White House visits - in a way that apparently is nearly impossible for our leading politicians these days.
"We've been here before and that's the biggest thing", Kerr said. There's a lot of people that believe he's not for the people or doing things that's right by the people. They won two games on their home floor. With 4.5 seconds left, Smith snared the offensive rebound but dribbled out to midcourt, seeming to run out the clock.
"You've got to pick that guy up, not dwell on the negatives, but pick him up, move on and try to win in overtime".
During the ensuing huddle, James didn't interact with teammates and didn't respond when several tried to engage him, including Jeff Green. James was shown asking Lue if the team had any timeouts and then reacting as if he had been punched in the stomach when he learned the Cavs could have stopped the clock.
Referring to LeBron James' leadership, Tristan Thompson said he might not be one of a kind - there are two at the top.
"I know it feels like we're down 2-0, and I don't like the way I feel", James said. The way we handled things past year, we would stay consistent with that. I don't want to take that for granted; don't get me wrong.
Perkins told Washburn he didn't understand what he was supposed to do when Curry was the one who landed on his leg, but he has now made it clear what could happen if the Warriors continue to mess with him.
Playing for MI against North Carolina in the 1993 NCAA championship game, Webber called a timeout when the Wolverines didn't have one, drawing a technical foul.
But there is still a long way to go, and as we have seen numerous times in the past, it would be foolish to count out LeBron in a seven-game series. "Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!"
"It was he who didn't know he had a timeout". "So no problem with the communication". "That's the point I was making, comparing it to the National Football League".
In the aftermath, James was criticized for not being more vocal and taking on a leadership role in the huddle.
The Warriors may have Andre Iguodala back for the first time in the series. "Like guys said before me, I'm sure whoever wins this series won't be going".
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The return of Iguodala could mean the return of the Death Lineup (or "Hamptons Five" or whatever you want to call it).