Cleveland Cavaliers Star LeBron James Was Reportedly Was Sick In Game 3 Loss Against The Boston Celtics According To Cavs Teammate Richard Jefferson
Excuses in the NBA are often found everywhere, and with Cleveland Cavaliers Star LeBron James, the excuses tend to occur whenever his performances fall below expectations
In game 3 against the Boston Celtics LeBron scored a low total of 11 points with the Celtics snagging that game in the Eastern Conference Finals. Now several days later, one of his teammates Richard Jefferson is giving an excuse for the supposed best player in the world.
In a postgame interview with Fox Sports Ohio after Game 4, Richard Jefferson gave some details.
“I know he won’t talk about it, so I will give my big guy shot,” Jefferson said. “Deron Williams missed shoot around this morning because he had a little bug, just really lethargic, had no energy. I think that is what Bron had.
“Sometimes these little bugs go around. When Deron didn’t show up to shoot around it started clicking in his head. For him it was I don’t know why I was so lethargic, why I had no energy; I had nothing. These little things happen, it was no panic. Look [Lebron] was lethargic, they hit a bunch of tough shots. If Marcus Smart doesn’t go 7-of-10 from three were not even talking about it.”
Take Jefferson’s comment whatever way you want, I think it is an excuse for James not showing up. By no means was it a flu game, Jefferson alluded to Deron Williams having a bug and seemingly theorized LeBron might have had the same thing during game 3.
I personally do not buy this for one minute, LeBron is the kind of player that would have made a comment about how sick he was postgame, but he didn’t and for that reason I think he was fine during game 3 and just simply failed to show up.
The low stat line is a bit odd though after averaging 34.3 points on 56.9 percent shooting to go along with 8.5 rebounds, 7.1 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.5 blocks per game through the first 10 games of the playoffs.
In game four James bounced back despite four early fouls for 34 points, six assists and five rebounds.