To the casual observer, LeBron James’ actions after Game 2 of the NBA Finals were the perfect example of frustration finally boiling over.
Following a second straight blowout loss to the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers star blew off his postgame press conference at Oracle Arena, failing to report to the podium where key contributors from the game are required to meet the media. James did answer questions at his locker but was testy and combative at times.
According to James, he was upset with having to wait before going to the post-game press conference. The head coaches from both teams often speak at the podium before players do, meaning the players are forced to hang around while the rest of their teammates answer questions at the lockers. James got sick of waiting and had reporters just talk to him at his own locker.
Of course, we’re sure Cleveland’s 19-point loss that dropped the club into a 2-0 series hole didn’t help LeBron’s patience. Perhaps if the Cavs take Game 3 in Cleveland, he’ll be more willing to stick around.
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