LeBron James on West Conference Finals match-up vs. Nuggets: The respect level is out of this world

LeBron James
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The number one seed Los Angeles Lakers will face off against the number three seed Denver Nuggets tonight in game one of the 2020 Western Conference Finals. NBA fans can catch all the action on Saturday 19th September on Sky Sports Main Event from 2:00am.

The Lakers are aiming for a record-equalling 17th title and will face a Nuggets team who, in the last round, became the first NBA team in history with multiple 3-1 comebacks in the same postseason.

Ahead of the Game 1 the Lakers superstar LeBron James spoke on the Nuggets postseason performance.

Q: You know what it’s like to come back from a 3-1 deficit, how difficult that is. The Nuggets have done it twice. What does that say about them as a team and competitors? And the second question, is your thumb OK?

LeBron James: To the first question, very resilient, very confident, very driven, very well-coached team. It takes a lot of energy, effort, a lot of desperation to be able to come back from a 3-1 deficit. They did it twice. So the respect level is out of this world for what we have for this ballclub. That’s how we’re going into this series, understanding what they’re capable of, where they stand. Yes, my thumb is fine. I don’t remember what game it was in the Houston series, I tried to block a shot. My thumb got caught in the rim a little bit. Just trying to do the treatment and keep myself healthy for the game. But it won’t affect me in any way, shape or form.