• My Scores
  • NFL
  • NBA
  • NHL
  • NCAA BB
  • Golf
  • Tennis

Super Bowl 50

Sun, Feb 7, 2016

Get the latest Super Bowl news >>

Stream The Game Live
See The Matchup
Home of Super Bowl 50
Where to Watch Game Preview Full Coverage

LeBron James on Spurs: 'They wanted us, they got us'

By Matt Moore | NBA writer

LeBron James says the Spurs don't like the Heat.  (USATSI)
LeBron James says the Spurs don't like the Heat. (USATSI)

More Offseason Analysis: Coaching changes, news | Free Agency | Draft

LeBron James and the Heat spoke with reporters after practice Monday, four days before the start of the NBA Finals in San Antonio. After Tim Duncan told reporters on Saturday "We wanted Miami" for the rematch of last year's Finals, James responded pretty simply Monday:

That's a simple declarative fact, when taken out of context. But it's also very much an indication that after last year's harrowing series between the two, it's not like either team is a fan of the other. Or, as James put it:

It's an interesting approach from James. One of the major issues for opponents is that the Spurs do things the right way, nearly all the time, and the league has so much respect for them that it's hard to get an emotional edge against them. Both the Grizzlies in 2013 and the Blazers this season admitted having similar problems finding an edge against a team that just goes out and beats you.

James and the Heat also find themselves as underdogs in this series, so there looks to be quite a bit of emotional ampage going into the Heat's preparation.

This should be fun. Game 1 is Thursday, June 5, at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

nba Video

February 5, 2016
February 5, 2016
Aldridge getting better as season progresses
(0:50)
February 5, 2016
Battle for the East No. 3 seed
(0:54)
February 5, 2016
Heat give up on 3-point shooting
(1:03)

Latest

Most Popular

SportsLine Picks and Projections
Get the latest picks and projections sent directly to your inbox!
Thank you for subscribing!
Be on the lookout for the latest picks, lines, projections and analysis in your inbox.