[Guide] News on November 19, , according to ESPN reports, in an interview, James said that he respects the Spurs.
In his view, fighting against the GDP combination (Ginobili, Duncan and Parker) can help him grow.
LeBron James on upcoming game against Spurs
Next, the Cavaliers will face the Spurs at home. For James, this may be a special game.
In the finals of last season, the Heat led by James lost to the Spurs and missed the championship.
From the perspective of the outside world, for James personally, this may be a battle of revenge, but James doesn’t think so.
It is worth mentioning that so far in his career, James has played against the Spurs in the Finals three times.
“I don’t want to say it’s a rivalry,” James said. “It’s really interesting to have the opportunity to play against the Spurs in three Finals. I love playing against the Spurs, and of course their coach Popovich.
These are people I admire, and obviously the Big Three. From my point of view, it’s a relationship of mutual respect, healthy competition, and they help me grow and I push them.”
This summer, James chose to leave the Heat and join the Cavaliers.
In the eyes of many people in the industry, it was the loss to the Spurs in the finals that made James choose to leave the Heat.
“Sometimes that’s what happens in a series,” James said frankly, “when they were faster than us, moved the ball better, and they had players who could hit the shot. Those things eventually led to them winning the championship.
The Cavaliers had just lost to the Nuggets at home. For the Cavaliers, the team clearly needed a victory to regain their status. However, James refused to make predictions about the game against the Spurs.
“Victory or failure, this is obviously not the only measure,” James said, “We want to play well. I think, for us, we need to play at a high level and give ourselves a chance to win.”