Miami Heat's LeBron James knows he must play better against Spurs

LeBron James answers reporters' questions on Wednesday in San Antonio. (LUCY NICHOLSON/Reuters)

LeBron James answers reporters' questions on Wednesday in San Antonio. (LUCY NICHOLSON/Reuters)

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:29 AM ET

SAN ANTONIO - LeBron James knows many basketball fans aren’t too pleased with him at the moment.

But, the thing is, the four-time MVP is even more bothered than them about his poor play in this year’s NBA Finals.

James continued his nightmarish Finals on Tuesday, missing 14-of-21 shots in San Antonio’s 113-77 demolition of the Heat.

Asked Wednesday if his struggles were impacting him mentally, James surprisingly responded in the affirmative.

“It was weighing heavily on me, right after getting blown out in a Finals game. With my performance, I didn’t particularly care for myself at that point in time. So, obviously, it was in my head,” James said.

“I take full responsibility for our team’s performance last night. Me as a leader, I can’t afford to perform like I did and expect us to win on the road. It’s that simple.

“I played like s---.”

Harsh. But fair.


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