Danny Green's honesty has motivated LeBron James.
After Game 3, Green said that LeBron James played poorly but not just because of something the Spurs' defense was doing.
“We know what kind of player LeBron is and we know he’s not at the top of his game right now,” said Green, the Spurs’ sharpshooting guard. “It’s not just us stopping LeBron. He’s stopping himself. You guys have seen him at his best all year ... and he’s not doing that right now.”
Those comments were relayed to James on Wednesday during the Heat's media session and James responded with a tone of vengeful confidence.
"I'll be better," James said with a menacing smile. "I'm be much better tomorrow night."
James had 15 points in Game 3, going 7 of 21 from the field and 1 of 5 from three-point range. He didn't attempt a free throw. On Wednesday, he described his performance in frank terms: "I played like [expletive]."