LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers surprised his fans with a Twitter Q&A on Monday evening.
He has answered many questions, from his favorite current basketball player to what is his favorite movie and much more.
One answer from James certainly brought bad memories for his fans.
Playing like that, losing in the final to Dallas !! I pressed the reset button, went back to the basics, worked on the things in my game that I needed to get better at so that the defense couldn’t just sit on 1 thing. It has hours and hours every day in the off-season. I’m back inside! 3
– LeBron James (ingKingJames) May 17, 2022
When asked what the hardest moment of his career has been so far, James commented that he lost to the Dallas Mavericks in the 2011 NBA Finals.
James admits he played badly during the series but talks about how he turned it around: “I pressed the reset button, went back to the basics, worked on the things in my game that I needed to get better at.”
What James did then, he did.
After a disappointing performance against the Mavs, James has really come back better than before and started a successful final race that is still under discussion.
Defeated near Dallas
In 2011, the Miami hits seemed to be doing quite well but it all came to an end when they reached the final against the Mavericks.
James fell apart in that original series.
He averaged just three points in the fourth quarter of the series.
In the end, he averaged just 17.8 points per game, a huge drop from his regular season average.
This change marks the biggest drop off in the history of the league.
However, James did spend some time really perfecting his game and putting things together after losing in the final.
The following year, he won his first final.
Then, a year later, James got his second ring with Hit and the memory of the defeat to Dallas faded.
The thought of losing to the Mavericks may still hit James, but he has certainly become a much better player in the years to come.