LeBron James Has Watched 'The Godfather' 6 Times Since the Playoffs Began

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistJune 14, 2016

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 13:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers addresses the media after the game against the Golden State Warriors during Game Five of the 2016 NBA Finals on June 13, 2016 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User ex
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It’s become well-known that LeBron James gives up social media during the postseason.

Instead, he’s apparently taken to watching movies.

After the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the 2016 NBA Finals on Monday night, ESPN’s Chris Broussard revealed the King has grown especially attached to The Godfather.

How many times has he watched the classic since the postseason began?

Not once, not twice, but six times.

According to Broussard, James watched The Godfather Part II before erupting for one of the best games of his career—41 points on 16-of-30 shooting, 16 rebounds and seven assists—in Monday's 112-97 win.

“He said last night, ‘It just settled me down. It’s about family and so many other things,’” Broussard said. “So that got him into the mood to go out and bust 41 tonight.”

Imagine what LBJ will do after (presumably) watching The Godfather Part III before Thursday’s Game 6.

[h/t Extra Mustard, ESPN]


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