And how’s this for a twist?
“You know, I’ve never seen a team more criticized in my life, and a guy in LeBron more criticized for doing what was legal,” Rivers said. “He didn’t break a law. He didn’t do anything wrong. You know, the preseason parade might have been a little bit much, but other than that … I just told him ‘Good luck and keep going’ out there. He was very emotional. Good for him.”
He at least dampened the he-can’t-finish notion.
“Big players make big plays,” said Heat center Joel Anthony. “When he was in the moment, the moment was there. He definitely played huge for us.”