LeBron James typically makes a mockery of the first round of the NBA playoffs, but that isn’t the case thus far this season.
James, who has never lost a first-round series in his 15-year career, was on the losing end Sunday afternoon, as his Cleveland Cavaliers suffered a 98-80 defeat in Game 1 at the hands of the Indiana Pacers at Quicken Loans Arena. In fact, it was James’ first loss in a first-round series since 2012.
But if you think James is going to start sweating it out following the Pacers’ series-opening win, think again. After the game, the three-time NBA champion perfectly put the loss into perspective.
Talk about a mic drop.
This Cavaliers team obviously isn’t as good as the one that defied the odds against the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals, but they certainly have what it takes to get past the Pacers. If you’re doubting that, you might want to take Cleveland’s fearless leader into consideration.
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