LeBron James is wearing a special mouthpiece for the postseason to remind him of his goal. “XVI,” which is 16 in roman numerals, is written on the mouthpiece. The number represents the amount of wins the Heat need to win a championship. Last season they got to 14 and lost to the Mavericks in six games in the Finals. Bron Bron is hoping they can go the distance this time.
Heat forward Chris Bosh wasn’t aware of the significance of the mouthpiece, but he likes it.
“I didn’t even know. I was wondering what that means,” Bosh told FOX Sports’ Chris Tomasson. “That is the biggest number in the world. Not too many of us have gotten 16 wins in a playoffs. It’s going to be the hardest thing to ever do. I think it’s great symbolism.”
This isn’t the first time LeBron has worn a customized mouthpiece, but this one has a much deeper meaning than the last one. Unfortunately for James, all the gestures and symbols won’t mean a thing if the team can’t reach their goal. So far they have two down and 14 more to go.
Here’s a video of LeBron’s mouthpiece: