LeBron James focused on redefining his class in Game 7, not MVP

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LeBron James (Photo Courtesy: Keith Allison/Wikimedia)

Just one game away from entering the victory lane, LeBron James is focused on redefining his class and winning the title with the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals, not the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP) award.

Many experts believe that James will be named as the MVP of the series even if the Warriors clinch the title on Sunday night.

“Last time I answered the question about MVP, it didn’t go that well for me, so I’m not going to do it,” James said with a laugh, according to the ESPN. “Yeah, I’m not going to do it. I’m not going to do it again. I’m not. I will not.”

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Neither James is bothered about the immense pressure of the decider, rather the legendary star reads it as an opportunity to produce something special.

“The word everyone likes to use in sports is ‘pressure,'” James continued. “I don’t really get involved in it. But I guess in layman’s terms, pressure [comes with this situation]. I think it’s an opportunity to do something special, and I’m fortunate to be in a position where I can be a part of something that was very special.”

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And James, unperturbed by the situation, is determined to end Cleveland’s 52-year title drought. The Cavs’ All-Star was poked by the Golden State Warriors’ stars Draymond Green and Klay Thompson before the Game 5 when Golden State led the series 3-1, as reported by the USA Today.

The MVP’s wife Ayesha Curry also joined the chorus to mock LBJ. Indeed James produced superhuman stuff in Game 5 and Game 6 to force a decider to answer everyone. Will the Warriors poke LeBron James before Sunday night’s game? Surely it won’t be a right strategy.

Photo Courtesy: Keith Allison/Wikimedia

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