LeBron James channels Morgan Freeman from 21 Savage’s ‘Savage Mode 2’ ahead of Game 3 vs. Heat
LeBron James revealed he had some trouble getting shuteye on Friday after the Los Angeles Lakers went up 2-0 over the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals. With Game 3 set to take place on Sunday, The King fired himself up by channeling in his inner Morgan Freeman.
James tweeted a Morgan Freeman dialogue from the song Slidin’ by 21 Savage.
When your vision is crystal clear, they say it’s razor-sharp/ A focused mind is said to be like a knife, but the scalpel is wisdom/ All one can do us accept that life is a double-edged sword. STAY ON THE EDGE!!!!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 4, 2020
This doesn’t look good for the Heat. There is nothing more terrifying for an opponent other than a laser-focused LeBron James. This isn’t quite the Zero-dark Thirty mode the four-time MVP went to in his previous playoff runs, where he completely blocked off social media. Nonetheless, based on the spiel he posted, James appears to be just as locked in.
The 35-year old is closing in on his fourth NBA championship and two more wins separate him from getting ring no. 4. LeBron had a dominant showing in Game 2, where he almost notched a triple-double. The Akron-native finished with a game-high 33 points, and had nine rebounds and nine assists in the 124-114 victory. This came after he also almost recorded a trip-dub in Game 1, where he dropped 25-13-9 in the 18-point win.
Nonetheless, as he tweeted, LeBron James and the Lakers will certainly need to stay on the edge in order to close the deal. The Miami Heat may be down in the series, but they will not go down without a fight.
Los Angeles has a huge opportunity to put a stranglehold on a short-handed and hobbled Miami with a win in Game 3 on Sunday.