LeBron James is on a mission.
But exactly what type of mission is he on? He isn’t in Cleveland anymore, where he needs to carry the team every night. That is why he took his talents to South Beach. On a two-time championship roster, LeBron James has always made it about the team and about winning.
All of that is still true. The Heat are 43-14, good enough for the second best record in the Eastern Conference. It has always been about winning to James, and he follows through with his main goal as the Heat have won eight straight games. But since the All-Star break, James has been on a mission.
So let’s focus on James’ mission again. On a team with more than enough help in Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh, James is on a mission for the MVP. He had alerts sent to his phone during Durant’s hot first half of the season. Now, James had made it clear that he doesn’t want to share any MVP titles. Durant better watch his back, because James is on a mission. We know it, James’ Heat teammates know it, and Durant knows what that mission is. The entire league is on notice and we are all witnesses.
Check out the highlights of every James basket last night in Miami.
-Patrick Hazel (@pattywack25)