The logic seems ludicrous, considering that Cleveland came back from being down 0-2, and then 3-1, just last season. Experts say that the addition of Kevin Durant makes it impossible for any team -- even the Cavs -- to beat the Warriors four times in five games, making the rest of the series all but a formality.
"It's something I am accustomed to," James said. "It's something that I feel like is -- that it's OK for me to kind of always go back and know that I can refocus. I can get my guys ready, get myself ready. But you hate to continue to put yourself in these positions, but at the end of the day it's still just basketball, man, and that's what gives me comfort and I'm more comfortable about it because it's just a game.
"I prepare myself, I'm going to go out and do my job and live with the results."
That might sound a bit like LeBron is giving up on the series with a "let the chips fall where they may" rather than a "not in my house" type of mentality, but let's remember -- LeBron is in his 14th NBA season and his seventh straight NBA Finals. He's seen it all and been through it all when it comes to postseason basketball.
So when he says it's something he's accustomed to and something he knows how to handle, he's earned the benefit of the doubt. One thing that's certainly without doubt, however, is that if the Cavs don't win Game 3 on Wednesday night, you might as well hand the Warriors the Larry O'Brien Trophy.