Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James recently went on Instagram Live to do an impromptu Q&A in the midst of the current NBA hiatus. Interestingly, one of the things he talked about was the epic Eastern Conference Finals between his Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics back in 2012.

After taking a 2-0 series lead, the Heat would then concede three straight games against the C’s. Now down 3-2 in the series entering a pivotal Game 6, LeBron opened up about what was going through his mind at that point in time.

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The Heat were facing an extremely tough test against a feisty Celtics team, and as LeBron described above, the fate of the Miami superteam was on the line. According to James, Miami team president Pat Riley could have broken up the trio of James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh had they failed to progress to the Finals that year.

In true LeBron fashion, he would absolutely dominate that game, putting up an amazing 45-point, 15-rebound double-double to save his team from elimination. The Heat would go on to win Game 7 in Miami, and would end up defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder 4-1 in the Finals. This title was extra special for LeBron having been his first championship in his career.

Right now, James is gunning for his fourth chip and his first with the Lakers. Unfortunately, the season has been cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic, so any hopes of another championship will need to wait at least a few more months.