For Dwayne Wade and Lebron James, each had a different way of reacting to the Heat’s 2011 NBA Finals loss to the Dallas Mavericks.
In Lebron’s case, he couldn’t sleep for two full weeks as he told ESPN’s Dan Lebatard:
Whether or not he slept after losing in the Finals:
“I didn’t. (Host: For how long?) It took me about two or three weeks before I started to relax and started to move on just a little bit.”
For Wade, he had some restless nights as well but he decided to cope by watching his favorite Eddie Murphy movie as he told Miami’s The Ticket 790 Jorge Sedano:
LeBron James said it took him two weeks in a room to recover from the NBA Finals loss. How did you deal with the way it all went down:
“Well mine was a little shorter. How I dealt with it? Obviously I was sick. It took me a long time to go to sleep, but I stayed in the bed without moving until about two o’clock and around two o’clock my kids kept banging on the door and I could tell they wanted to go play basketball. What I did was I texted myself and I said can you bring me something to eat? Then I put on ‘Coming to America’ and I watched ‘Coming to America’ on my computer and that’s my favorite movie. It’s the greatest comedy ever. It’s my favorite movie. So after ‘Coming to America’ went off my kids knocked on the door again and they said ‘Dad and I want to go outside and play basketball.’ I said let’s go.”
(Courtesy of Off the Bench)