Today’s highly interesting read (05/30/18): Cavaliers are surviving in the NBA playoffs despite the dilemma of LeBron James’ rest

Today’s entry is from the world of sports.

We’re down to two teams in the NBA playoffs. For the 4th year in a row the Golden State Warriors will face the Cleveland Cavaliers for the NBA Championship in a series that begins Thursday.

Yes, again. Many fans may not be real thrilled about that. But it’s the NBA Finals. Maybe the best team the last several years taking on the team with the best player in the league, and quite possibly the best who’s ever put on an NBA jersey.

Did you catch Cleveland’s LeBron James in the decisive Game 7 victory in the Eastern Conference Finals against Boston? Pay attention to what James does after an amazing defensive play.

James just stood there.

Didn’t move.

Stared down the court.

That play exemplifies a strategy of his that has been studied extensively and is the focus of today’s read from ESPN’s Brian Windhorst:

It has been hard to fathom how LeBron James can be playing more games than ever, more minutes than ever, and yet in some ways be more dominant than ever.

The answer might be simple: James has perfected the art of resting while playing.

 For James, this means finding times within games when he can catch his breath even when play is going on.

He has been slowly learning how to do it for years.

Read the entire article from earlier this month to see how James does it here.

One thought on “Today’s highly interesting read (05/30/18): Cavaliers are surviving in the NBA playoffs despite the dilemma of LeBron James’ rest

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