LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts while walking off the court after colliding with Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors during Game 2 of the 2015 NBA Finals on June 7, 2015 in Oakland, California. The Cavaliers defeated the Warriors with a 95-93 overtime victory to even the best-of-seven series 1-1. AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
LeBron James held a team meeting at the Cavaliers’ hotel before the NBA Finals started. LeBron basically just told his teammates about how difficult everything was going to be and to be prepared for “unexpected setbacks.” (Depending on your chosen spin, LeBron either jinxed or predicted Kyrie Irving’s broken kneecap!) After the serious discussion LeBron then treated his teammates to food, haircuts – yes, he brought in a barber – and Apple Watches. If nothing else, the team meeting convinced J.R. Smith where he wants to play next season. Via the Northeast Ohio Media Group:
"“I don’t know how he does it, but every day it’s something different,” Smith said with a laugh. “Watches, sneakers, Beats [headphones], hoodies, book-bags. Man, I can’t wait to come back next year. I want to see what we’re getting next year.”"
This is a good time to note that J.R. Smith has been pretty bad in his first two Finals games and committed some very costly fouls. He’s got some work to do if he wants LeBron to continue showering him with lavish gifts. Meanwhile, Matthew Dellavedova has been upgraded to riding shotgun for life.