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LeBron James Says Lakers Version Would ‘Dominate’ Heat Version of Himself | Bleacher Report

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) celebrates during the second half in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals against Miami Heat Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Lakers defeated the Miami Heat 106-93. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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It may not seem like it most nights, but LeBron James is 35 years old. From an athletic standpoint, his game has declined—even if he would put most 21-year-olds to shame at his age.

That said, LeBron says the mental side of his game makes him a better player than he was when he won his first championship. 

“Thirty-five-year-old LeBron would tell 27-year-old that you don’t even know your game. You haven’t even scratched the surface. You have no idea what you’re capable of,” James told Scott Van Pelt on SportsCenter. “So I think if you line 35-year-old LeBron up with 27-year-old LeBron, he’d dominate him. Just from a mental side. He’d dominate himself from eight years ago…you got no chance. All that super athleticism, you

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Celtics great Paul Pierce not a fan of Heat rookie Tyler Herro’s ‘bucket’ nickname

Paul Pierce not a fan of Tyler Herro’s ‘bucket’ nickname originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Tyler Herro was unstoppable for the Miami Heat in their Game 4 Eastern Conference finals win over the Boston Celtics, but Paul Pierce needs to see more from the rookie.

Herro dropped 37 points to push the C’s to the brink of elimination. The performance sent social media into a frenzy, with many bringing the 20-year-old’s “bucket” moniker to the forefront.

The Kentucky product has often referred to himself as a “bucket” due to his shooting ability. Just check out the video below of Herro doing it in 2019.

While Herro’s nickname was undoubtedly accurate in Game 4, Pierce isn’t buying it just yet.

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During Friday night’s NBA on ESPN broadcast, Pierce made it clear he won’t be calling Herro a “bucket” any time soon.

“I can’t

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Jimmy Butler hits game-winner, Bam stuffs Tatum and Heat beats Celtics in Game 1 of ECF

Jimmy Butler did it again.

Bam Adebayo did it even better.

In the final seconds of overtime in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Miami Heat’s two All-Stars lifted the Heat to a 117-114 win against the Boston Celtics. Butler put Miami ahead with an and-one with 12 seconds left, then Adebayo blocked Jayson Tatum on the other end to seal the Heat’s victory in Lake Buena Vista

With 12 seconds left and the Miami trailing by a point, Butler muscled his way to the rim from the top of the key against Tatum and finished through contact for an and-one to put the Heat ahead 115-114. After trailing by 14 points in the fourth quarter, Miami — somehow — was ahead with the clock ticking away.

On the other end, Adebayo sealed the win. Tatum went back at Butler and beat him off the dribble. The All-Star

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