A bit more than an hour before Sunday’s tipoff, and LeBron James is exercising his cerebral side, escaped into a book. It is a true story about three friends who overcome a hard upbringing to all become successful, but the title fits the Heat’s playoff narrative so perfectly James himself couldn’t have penned a better title.
The Pact: Three Young Men Make A Promise And Fulfill A Dream.
That is what James is reading, and also what he is leading — or trying to.
In the book, the three friends all become doctors.
In the real-life drama of the Heat’s Big 3 trying to all become NBA champions, we can only guess the ending; it is yet unknown.
Call Sunday a minor plot twist, that’s all.
And a welcome one, if you like at least the appearance of suspense in your...