Kyle Korver on the one thing he admires about LeBron James

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Back in January, Kyle Korver was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers to help with the team in their push for the number one seed in the Eastern Conference.

Unfortunately, they were unable to grab that seed - as the Boston Celtics got it instead - but just like previous seasons when the team was in that position, they're well on their way towards another NBA Finals appearance for the third year in a row.

The 36-year-old has been on various teams in the past and has made several playoff appearances, but he has recently said he has never been on a team that has the mentality of a player like LeBron James.

Korver said, according to Steve Aschburner of, that the one thing he loves about the four-time NBA MVP is his work ethic despite now being 32-years-old.

He said: “Most guys are either big talkers or big workers. He’s both. He’s without a doubt the leader of this team. He’s always telling everybody where to go – I mean, every possession. Offensive, defensive. I’ve never seen anyone communicate like he does out on the court.

“Then behind the scenes, just how hard he works. He’s a machine. You don’t see guys this late in their careers, guys who’ve had this much success, be the first guy in the gym. He’s still there.”

Korver went on to give a specific example as to when LeBron demonstrated this fantastic work ethic. A home game against the Utah Jazz back in March.

He said: “He played [38] minutes, he played hard. And the next morning, he was on the VersaClimber when everybody else got there, in full sweat doing a massive strength and cardio workout.

“He was like, ‘The playoffs are coming! I’ve got to be ready! I’ve got to be able to play big minutes and play at a high level!' I was blown away.”

James has been great for the Cavaliers so far in the playoffs this season, averaging 34.2 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 7.3 assists after six postseason games. This has come after arguably one of the best seasons of his career where he averaged 26.4 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 8.7 assists per game, so the hard work ethic is definitely playing off.

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