- The Washington Times - Monday, June 15, 2015

LeBron James‘ confidence is at an all-time high despite his Cleveland Cavaliers being pushed to the brink in the NBA finals.

James, making his fifth straight appearance in the championship round, notched his second triple-double of the series Sunday night, but the Cavs lost 104-91 to the Golden State Warriors to fall behind 3-2 in the best-of-seven series.

James, who had 40 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists in the game, scoffed at the notion that lowered expectations for injury-ravaged Cleveland had eased the pressure on the superstar and was fueling his superb play.

“I feel confident because I’m the best player in the world,” James boasted during the post-game press conference. “It’s that simple.”

Despite the stellar night, the four-time MVP said he could still do more, citing a couple of offensive rebounds he allowed.

“I don’t put a ceiling on what I’m capable of doing,” James said. “I know I’m shouldering a lot of the burden, but it is what it is.”

Game 6 is Tuesday in Cleveland.

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