LeBron James perhaps pays attention to statistics more than any other NBA player. He follows the game on a daily basis, at times offering numbers on opponents that would impress any stat geek. That wasn't the case after the Miami Heat's Thursday practice. For once, James had little interest in a statistical question posed because it dealt with his performance the previous night against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant. The focal point the day after was Durant's efficiency while being guarded by James. Durant scored 21 of his 33 points against James, making 9 of 17 from the field. As for that stat, James said, "I don't care about that stuff." It was one of the few times an opposing player had his way with James since joining the Heat. Durant defeated James for the first time in six games while strengthening his case for regular-season most valuable player, an award James has won the last two years.
LeBron James gears for second leg of tough defensive stretch
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | Jan 31