LeBron James was a key reason as to why the Miami Heat managed to level the 2014 NBA Finals series against San Antonio Spurs Sunday, but he admits a "crazy" superstition of his provided him comfort heading into Game 2.
Even though James denied that the little superstition affected him, the King did admit to deliberately changing his appearance on court because of a similar change he made during the 2012 NBA Finals, pointing to a good luck charm.
Two years ago, LeBron wore longer tights in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against Oklahoma City Thunder, a game which the Heat lost 105-94. James had been again wearing long tights throughout this year's playoffs.
But just like Game 2 in the 2012 NBA Finals, James changed it up and went for the shorter tights Sunday after another Finals opener loss last week. When a reporter asked him why he did that, he explained the correlation.
"I've been going with the longer tights throughout the playoffs but I decided to go with the shorter ones tonight [Sunday]," James said in the post-game press conference.
"I don't know. I was watching Game 2 of our Finals appearance against OKC in 2012, and I didn't have long tights on in that game, so that's why I didn't wear them tonight. Just a little crazy on my part."
It was a slow start to the game for LeBron, but he put on 32 points in the last three quarters to guide the Heat to a 98-96 win on the road at the Spurs.
This now means Miami have tied the series at one apiece going into home games that could help them take a stranglehold on the series.
But the most important question remains, will he wear short tights in Game 3? I suppose will have to wait until Tuesday night to find out.
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