LeBron James Seen Saying 'I'm Playing the Whole Game' vs. Pacers in Playoffs

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistApril 29, 2018

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 29: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during the first half while playing the Indiana Pacers in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on April 29, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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With his team's season on the line, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James was prepared to play every second in Game 7 of the Cavs' first-round matchup with the Indiana Pacers.

The ABC cameras caught James telling somebody he was playing the entire game Sunday, courtesy of ESPN's official Twitter account:

ESPN @espn

"Whole game ... I'm playing the whole game." LeBron hasn't left the floor. https://t.co/TxYLNTCoPK

James averaged a league-high 36.9 minutes per game during the regular season, and he played an average of 40.8 minutes in the first six games of the series. Ideally, the four-time MVP would be able to get a rest here and there.

But given the stakes of Sunday's game, the Cavaliers might have to lean even more on their best player.


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