I’m starting to despise LeBron James when it comes to his press conferences and interactions with media. I know there’s been LeBron hate out there for years, but I’ve never been one of them because I believe he’s a good guy at heart and a great teammate.

LeBron made every key play for the Cavs in Game 5, including this late block on Derrick Rose.
LeBron made every key play for the Cavs in Game 5, including this late block on Derrick Rose.

It was another semi-snarky postgame presser from LBJ after Game 5 — I’d rather watch Kobe lie and deflect questions without cracking a smile over LeBron at the podium at this point. But what King James did on the floor Tuesday night was historic.

For the third time in his postseason career, LeBron had 35 or more points without committing a turnover. An impressive feat on it’s own, but even more so when you examine his entire stat line: 38 points (14-for-24 FG), 12 rebounds, six assists, three steals, and three blocks, all without a single turnover in 41 minutes.

More on just how good LBJ was:

 
 
 
 
Hard to believe the ankle injury he suffered (and played through) in Game 4 bothered him much in this one. LeBron was everything for the Cavs in Game 5, and with David Blatt seemingly acting as dead weight on the sideline, he’s going to have to continue to be.

The Cavs will look to close out the Bulls on Thursday in Chicago, otherwise we’ll see a Game 7 in Cleveland on Sunday. The banged up Cavs would benefit from the rest a win on Thursday would provide them, especially if LeBron has to maintain this pace for his team to win in the next round.

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