Following a 45-point performance in a Game 7 closeout against the Indiana Pacers this past Sunday, LeBron James admitted to something few thought he ever would: he was tired. Most think of James as a robot of sorts, conjuring thoughts of the millions of dollars he spends on his body during the off-season to assume themselves that he never grows weary. Well he does. But the King couldn’t rest long, as the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the top-seeded Raptors loomed Tuesday night.
In Game 1, the Cavs trailed almost all 48 minutes in Toronto. It wasn’t until late in the fourth that James and the Cavs were able to tie the game and send it into an extra session. It was there James’ triple-double helped seal the road victory, effectively stealing homecourt from a stunned Raptors team.
James’ heroics in Game 1 also extended to his Nike LeBron 15, where he debuted a third “Diamond Turf” PE. Although #LeBronWatch releases are at an end, this “Ravens” colorway of Deion Sanders’ debut Nike signature still impresses. Coated in black Battleknit joined by purple and gold accents, Bron channeled his inner “Primetime” coming up big to steal one on the road while admittedly a bit tired following his first-round series.
There is still a glimmer of hope that “Diamond Turf” LeBron 15s could release at a later time. Stay tuned for more.