Anytime you see a NBA superstar go to the locker room, or any player for that matter, you automatically draw the conclusion that he recently injured himself or is dealing with a nagging injury. But in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, Lebron James’ exit from the court had little to do with injury and everything to do with him… having to use the bathroom.
In fact, this was the second time in the game James bolted to the back room in order to relieve himself of urine, doing so immediately following the national anthem.
You know who we’ve never seen go to the bathroom during the game? Michael Jordan. Nope. Neither did Kobe Bryant or Magic Johnson, two players who have proven they’re winners unlike the “King”. Jordan was too busy winning NBA champions to take time off the court to do extra curricular activities. If Lebron James wants to be like Jordan, he won’t take anymore bathroom breaks. If so, he’ll wilt under the pressure and never have a chance to be greatest NBA player to touch the floor.
That’s what Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith will probably say during ESPN’s First Take tomorrow on Bron’s quick break.
After the first quarter, the San Antonio Spurs lead 26-17.