LeBron on Warriors: “It’s probably the most, most firepower I’ve played in my career”


LeBron James looked every bit the best player on the planet Wednesday night, attacking the rim with force, setting up teammates, defending well, putting up 38-11-9 and being a +7 for the night, and in an all-to-familiar situation that wasn’t enough. Golden State closed out the game on an 11-0 run and now have a commanding 3-0 series lead.

What does LeBron think of this version of the Warriors?

“It’s probably the most, most firepower I’ve played in my career,” LeBron said after Game 3 “I played against some great teams, but I don’t think no team has had this type of firepower. So, even when you’re playing well, you got to play like A-plus-plus.”

LeBron has faced some great teams — the 2014 Spurs, the 2007 Spurs, not to mention those late 2000s Celtics teams that kept him out of the Finals — but it’s hard to argue he’s faced a team with more firepower. I’m not sure there’s ever been an NBA team with more raw firepower (these Warriors are at least in the conversation).

Game 3 was a reminder of just how good Golden State is and how small the margin of error is for the Cavaliers. LeBron played a brilliant first quarter and went to the bench for rest his team up two and just 1:49 to the break. He came back in for the start of the second down eight. The Warriors unleashed that firepower Wednesday and they were a force.