With Kobe Bryant retiring for the LA Lakers, and Stephen Curry breaking records with the Golden State Warriors, LeBron James has been a bit under the radar with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
However, with the playoffs coming up, starting off with a game against the Detroit Pistons, James is ready and is locked in on going for another NBA title.
He said according to NBA.com: "I'm in that mode right now. I'm where I want to be."
Article continues below
At the age of 31-years-old, James might not have that many more chances to get a championship, and to bring the first one to Cleveland, ending the city's 52-year pro championship drought across the NBA, MLB, and NFL.
It would be the right way to cap off what has been a dramatic season for the Cavaliers after they fired their head coach David Blatt despite him having a 30-11 record, and with the four-time NBA MVP himself teasing fans about his future and toying with teammates on social media.
James averaged 28.4 points on 63 percent shooting - 52 percent on 3-ponters - with 8.0 assists and 8.5 rebounds in his last 10 games, fully living up to the statement he made that he is in 'playoff mode'. Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue will be hoping he can keep up the form as well.
He said: "I hope he can keep it up. If he plays like this, man, we're going to be tough to beat."
James is still looking for that fourth championship win, and he will be hoping it can come this season with the Cavaliers, but they have to get past the Pistons first.