November 21, 2017, 10:04 am
After playing a season-low 27 minutes on Monday, LeBron James and his coach Tyronn Lue dismissed any talk about concern over the King’s minutes.
“Everybody’s built different. If you’re one of the greats, sometimes you’ve got to play, sometimes you get rest like tonight.” said Lue. LeBron, who turns 33 next month, came into the night leading the NBA in both total minutes played and minutes per game but it was just the 16th time in his 15-year career that he logged 27 minutes or less in a game. “You make so much a big thing about my minutes,” James said. “It’s not a huge issue. But at the end of the day, when we can get a win like this, everybody benefits from it. Not just me. Everybody.” We can keep having the minutes conversation but the reality is that LeBron is showing no signs of slowing down and his owners should keep enjoying first round value and a career high 78.3 percent from the charity line.