Thanks to Yoga, Angry LeBron bounces back with a dominating 35 point performance in GM2 vs the Spurs
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“One thing I did do differently this morning, I took an 8 a.m. yoga class at our resort that we stayed at outside,” James said after Game 2. “Me, and three other people and also a little kid but he didn’t want no parts of it. So that’s probably the only thing that I did differently today.”
LeBron also played much differently in the first quarter and remaining 3 on Sunday night. After a poor 1 for 4 first quarter, LeBron James heated up (but in a good way this time) and made 11 of his next 13 shots and finished with a game-high 35 points (25 in the 2nd & 3rd combined), 10 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals as the Heat beat the Spurs 98-96 in GM2. The only other player in the last 25 finals to have a 35 & 10 night while shooting 64% is Shaq.
“For me, once I get into a good groove, I feel like everything is going to go in,” James said.
Everything did go in for LeBron as he was hotter than I felt during my one and only attempt at surviving a hot Bikram Yoga class that had me looking like LeBron last night.
LEBRON ON YOGA
Via Sports Illustrated Point Forward,
“Yoga isn’t just about the body, it’s also about the mind and it’s a technique that has really helped me,” James told Brian Windhorst (then of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer) in 2009. “You do have to focus because there’s some positions that can really hurt you at times if you aren’t focused and breathing right.”
“I do Pilates and yoga, just try to stay above the curve to get to this point,” James said in 2011, per the Miami Herald. “So, I mean, I feel like it’s helping me. Does it work for everybody? I don’t know. I’m not a guru about how to be in the best condition, don’t let me sit here and tell you that. But it works for me.”