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#pounditFriday, December 1, 2023

LeBron James after Game 2 defeat: ‘It sucks to lose’

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LeBron James put things pretty simply after a Game 2 loss to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals on Sunday night.

LeBron’s Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Warriors 122-103 to drop down 2-0 in the series. James was asked after the game whether he can enjoy the competition at all despite losing.

“Absolutely not. It sucks to lose,” James said. “It sucks when you go out there and give it everything that you have and you prep, and your mind is in it, your body is in it, and you come out on the losing end. But nothing would ever take the love of the game away from me. I think the competition is something I live for. It sucks to lose, that’s for sure. But it definitely won’t stop me from preparing to be better the next day.”

The whole question was pretty silly. Did someone expect James to say he appreciates the tough battles with the Warriors while his team is losing? Not a chance. The guy is a competitor and is going to battle undermanned. There’s nothing satisfying or pleasing about that.


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