Wade, who is working as an analyst for ABC's Finals coverage, got James to give several honest and detailed answers.
“Let's talk about your mindset right now, because I see a different LeBron right now,” Wade said. “I see a different focus and look that I haven't seen, and I've seen a lot. Tell everyone about your mindset.”
“I'm just trying to do whatever it takes, man, at this point,” James said. “Being under-matched, being undermanned, being counted out, everything is against us right now. We don't have nothing to lose. The group of guys that I have, they're playing off straight motivation... Like, I got Matthew Dellavedova who's been counted out his whole life.”
James and Wade played four seasons together in Miami, making four Finals appearances. After the Heat lost last year's Finals to the San Antonio Spurs, LeBron left to return to the Cavs.
“I had so much motivation coming into this season, but I knew it was going to be a long process,” James said. “I knew what I was giving up and what it was going to take from me to get our guys ready to be a part of this. I didn't think we were going to get to this point right now, but I was ready to lead if we got to this point.”
- Dan Gartland