Averaging 36.6 points, 12.4 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game, James had the perfect answer when a reporter asked him about his confidence level after Sunday's Game 5 loss to the Golden State Warriors.
"I feel confident because I'm the best player in the world," James said. "It's simple."
James would later elaborate on his postgame comments to Ken Berger of CBSSports.com:
'It's all about me putting in the work,' he told CBSSports.com. 'It's just basically saying, like I always say, I feel like I'm the MVP every night. I feel like what I'm capable of doing in this league is the one of the best if not the best.'
Not that anyone could argue with that, but it wasn't typical postgame reflection from James, was it?
'Nah, it's not,' he said. 'But it came out.'
The Cleveland Cavaliers' season is on the line Tuesday when they face the Warriors in Game 6 down 3-2 in the series. With 40 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists from James not enough to secure a victory in Game 5, one can only imagine what he has in store back in Cleveland.