BOSTON — On Tuesday, 10 lucky Cavs players received floor tickets to watch Lebron James play the Boston Celtics. While many expected the other Cavaliers to be active participants in the game, they opted instead to watch Lebron singlehandedly try to beat the Celtics.
“Lebron was amazing tonight,” said J.R. Smith, who finished with zero points in 27 minutes. “He competed and hit some tough shots. I’m not sure what else he could’ve done to pull this one out.”
James finished the game with a 42-point triple-double, but the Cavaliers still fell short 107-94 to the Celtics.
“He had what? 21 points in the first quarter?” said George Hill, who managed 3 points in 33 minutes of playing time. “That’s almost a playoff record for a quarter. He’s unbelievable, man.”
“Bron is so big and fast and strong. Honestly, I’m just happy to get to watch him up close,” said Jeff Green, who finished with 6 points in 28 minutes. “Being on the floor with him, I get to see it differently than on the bench or courtside.”
Larry Nance Jr, Jose Calderon, Rodney Hood, and Cedi Osman collectively finished the game with two points in 26 minutes and were all equally impressed with Lebron’s performance.
“I don’t really know what I’m doing,” admitted Cavs’ Head Coach Tyron Lue. “But boy, Lebron is fun to watch. I don’t even call any plays. I just tell the guys to give him the ball and go stand on the three-point line.”
As of Thursday morning, it appears the Cavs players will most likely continue to get floor tickets to watch as Lebron fights to stave off playoff elimination.