Monday night in Miami, LeBron James scored 32 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Heat to a 102-90 win, and 3-1 Eastern Conference Finals lead. As Adam Schein put it Tuesday on Mad Dog Sports Radio, “Boy, that Mother’s Day win for Indiana feels like a lifetime ago, doesn’t it?”
Miami’s big win and King James’ big game followed comments from Pacers guard Lance Stephenson, who said James’ trash talk was a “sign of weakness.” Stephenson backed up his own trash talk with a nine-point effort in the loss.
Schein called Stephenson’s attempt to get into James’ head an “absolute joke” on Schein on Sports.
“This was never a doubt, sheer domination from the opening tip,” Schein said. “And for that, we say, congratulations to Lance Stephenson. I mean, how dumb can you be. And you guys know, I love Lance. I think Lance Stephenson has become a great all-around player. I think he has really taken his game, taken his name, his reputation, to the next level. Calling out LeBron James in the middle of a postseason series, at least, is a tie for first in the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen in the postseason in sports history. I mean, really, that’s who you’re going to call out?”
Schein continued to talk about how LeBron went and “tore up” Stephenson.
If you’ve noticed, whenever LeBron is backed in a corner – you know, Game 6 to Game 7 last year against San Antonio, when he played Dallas after losing to them in the Finals in another big spot, [or] when you analyze what is going on with LeBron James when everyone starts saying, “Oh, Kevin Durant, he’s the MVP, he’s better” – well, did you see what he did, 1-on-1, with Kevin Durant in the regular season? If you start telling LeBron that he can’t do something, and you start getting into LeBron’s game or LeBron’s legacy, he’s going to make you pay.