San Antonio, TX, United States (4E Sports) – LeBron James feels that history may still be broken with his Miami Heat trailing 3-1 heading into Game 5 of the NBA Finals Sunday night in San Antonio.
This is the 32nd time the NBA Finals have been 3-1 after four games and none of the previous 31 teams that trailed came back to win.
But James noted there was a point in U.S. sports history where no team came back from a 2-0 and then from a 3-0 until the Red Sox did it against the Yankees.
“So history is made to be broken, and why not me be a part of it?” James quipped.
Observers noted that if a team is to make a historic comeback, James is the best guy to lead it as he is averaging the most points per game in NBA history when facing elimination with 31.9 points.
Michael Jordan is second with 31.3 followed by Wilt Chamberlain with 31.1 and Kevin Durant who had 30.1.
James has been the Heat’s most consistent player in this series, averaging 27.5 points in the four games, but needs more help from teammates.
In the Heat’s Game 4 blowout loss, James had 28 points while the Heat’s other four starters combined for the same number. Dwyane Wade had just 10 points on 3-for-13 shooting, but said Saturday that it was simply a poor performance, not due to an injury or fatigue.