CLEVELAND – Stuffed in the corner of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ locker room, LeBron James sat alone, wearing nothing but oversized gym shorts and a white towel draped over his face.
His hands rested on top of his head. Each knee was wrapped in ice. Each foot sat in a bucket of freezing water.
He wanted a chance to think. Other than a couple brief hugs from his teammates, everyone obliged.
It should surprise no one that James was beaten down – physically, mentally, emotionally and, most painfully, on the scoreboard 105-97 in Game 6 of these NBA Finals, losing the series 4-2 to the Golden State Warriors, who were outside, in his house, spraying champagne.
He’d hauled an undermanned team here, deep into June, six games into the Finals, like few, if any, ever had. It wasn’t enough.
“If I could have given more, I would have given it,” he said later.
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