LeBron James gives shout-out to Aaron Rodgers

Posted by Mike Spofford on June 14, 2016 – 6:23 pm

LeBron JamesCleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James compared facing the three-point shooting Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals to a game against Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offense. Specifically, James believes no lead is safe against such foes.

“The Warriors are really the toughest team to go against when you’re up,” James said earlier in the series, according to media reports, before the Cavs forced a Game 6 with a victory on Monday night while facing elimination. “When you’re up big on them, you’re really not up big. It’s almost like going against the Green Bay Packers. If you’re up a couple touchdowns versus Aaron Rodgers, you just know you can’t relax. Because one 60-yard bomb here and 70-yard connection here and now they’re right back in the game.”

James and teammate Kyrie Irving both scored 41 points on Monday night in Game 5, becoming the first teammates in NBA Finals history to top 40 points in the same game.

James’ Cavs trail the Warriors 3-2 in the best-of-seven championship series, with Game 6 slated for Thursday night in Cleveland. The Cavs’ two victories in the series have been by comfortable margins, as they’ve fended off the Warriors’ comeback attempts when Cleveland has possessed the lead, but those leads have been hard to get against the defending NBA champions. The Warriors are attempting to beat the Cavs in the finals for the second straight year.


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