LeBron James 'didn't feel that great' but scored 38 in 'feel-out game'

In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday night, LeBron James reiterated a statement he has made many times before: He's the best player in the NBA

LeBron was an absolute force, driving right to the basket against anyone and everyone the Celtics tried to throw in front of him, finishing with 38 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists, while turning the ball over just 2 times. It was yet another virtuoso performance from a man who is no stranger to those types of games in Boston during the playoffs. 

Unfortunately for the Celtics, LeBron wasn't even that impressed, and thought Game 1 was just a "feel-out game."

"That was definitel a feel-out game. We kinda know what they want to get to, they kinda know what we want to get to, but uh, after 10 days off, I didn't feel that great, but I know I'll feel a lot better going into Game 2. And I'm ready for the challenge."

Yikes.

If LeBron thinks looking completely unstoppable was him feeling things out, then good luck to the Celtics the rest of this series. Any hope they had of even just winning a game or two is gone if LeBron is doing that kind of work when he "doesn't feel great."

I mean, come on, that's not even fair. 

NBA Writer

Jack Maloney lives and writes in Milwaukee, where, like the Bucks, he is trying to own the future. Full Bio

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