We all know that Miami Heat star LeBron James is one of the most intense basketball players on the face of the earth but even he has to slow his roll during games.
After the 76ers big victory over the Heat, 76ers rookie Michael Carter-Williams talked with CBS Philadelphia about going up against LeBron and mentioned that the game he was “coasting a little”:
“That competitive side is always there. He’s the best player in the world, so I’m just trying to make a name for myself out there. I was just trying to be real focused in anything I did, from knocking down jump shots—I’m trying to get my jump shot like yours, I see you working on it in the show,” he said. “He [LeBron] just gave me a pat on the back, saying good job. We didn’t really converse that much.”
Carter-Williams said he didn’t hear much trash talk from James, and wanted to keep it that way. “He was coasting a little bit, so I didn’t want to wake up the sleeping giant,” he said.
Clearly, waking the sleeping LeBron is a good thing….
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