LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James got back to his hotel suite after Game 4 of the NBA Finals early Wednesday morning. At 6:30 a.m., he was already tweeting out images to announce to his 47.6 million followers that he was wide-awake.
When the season’s over, he’ll sleep plenty.
Until then, his cycle is going to be a total mess.
Like it or not, the NBA Finals are on hiatus until Friday — the first two-day break in this series between the Lakers and Miami Heat. When Game 5 happens, the Lakers will enter with a 3-1 series lead and on the brink of their 17th NBA championship.
“For me, I mean, at this point in the season, I don’t care about rest,” James said. “I really don’t. I don’t care about sleep. I don’t care about resting throughout the game. ... I don’t care about resting because I can rest in a week, max.”
Maybe sooner. James’ teams — two in Miami, one in Cleveland — are 3-0 in finals games when they stand a win away from a championship. All-time, his teams are 38-10 in games where they have closeout chances.
Clearly, James doesn’t like to wait when the chance comes to clinch a series.
“They are going to make adjustments. We got to be prepared for it,” Lakers forward Anthony Davis said of the Heat, who are facing an elimination game for the first time in these playoffs. “We’re going to make adjustments. It’s going to be a big two days for us. Come out Game 5 and hopefully finish it off.”