Kyle Korver praises LeBron James before NBA Finals
For the eighth consecutive year, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar forward LeBron James will find himself in the NBA Finals when the Cavs tip off tomorrow night against the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 at Oracle Arena.
It is quite an impressive accomplishment, to say the very least. So much so that veteran sharpshooting forward Kyle Korver can’t help but gush over having James as a teammate on the Cavs.
“I think the thing that I’m most impressed with with him is his ability to just keep on going,” Korver said. “His ability to recover mentally, physically. He’s at the top of the scouting report for the other team every night, he deals with traps, he deals with double-teams, he deals with scrutiny, he deals with so much stuff. But the next day he’s the first person at the gym. He does it every day.”
Korver continued to praise the work ethic of James, who is averaging a ridiculous stat line this 2018 postseason with a whopping 34.0 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 8.8 assists per game.
“For him to have done this eight years in a row, to still be the first guy in the gym every day, to do shooting contests after practice with guys on two-way contracts. I mean, there just aren’t people that do that,” Korver added. “Just his ability to just keep on going and to keep on grinding this season is a great example. Play every game and play a lot of minutes every game. His body of work is amazing.”
Here’s a video of Korver’s comments from Wednesday’s Media Day press conferences, which includes Cavs players like James and center Tristan Thompson.
Although James’ future with the Cavs is not exactly very clear right now and won’t be until later in the summer, what he continues to do for the city of Cleveland both on as well as off the basketball court is absolutely incredible and amazing to watch.