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MIAMI -- With six simple words, LeBron James explained the philosophy behind the way he now plays the game. "Ive done more and lost before." Such was the response to a question presented to him Saturday -- one day before he and the Miami Heat take on the San Antonio Spurs and try to even the NBA Finals at a game apiece -- about the perception that he needs to be more aggressive at times. It was almost as though he was waiting for such a query, because he had his answer at the ready. In short, James has put up awesome numbers in past playoffs but never got the awesome result he sought for nearly a decade until last season, when he and the Heat won a title. "When I was in Cleveland we played Orlando in the Eastern Conference finals and I think I averaged 38, 36, or whatever I averaged," James said, referring to the 2009 series where he averaged 38.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and 8 assists. "I guess I should have done more in that series as well. But I cant. ... I do whats best for the team. Whats best for the team, it doesnt always result in a win." Case in point: Orlando won that series in six games. Case in point again: James had a triple-double, one of the longtime gold standards in defining an outstanding all-around basketball game, in Game 1 of these finals against the Spurs -- an 18-point, 18-rebound, 10-assist effort. But it came in a loss in which he took only 16 shots, so the second-guessing was predictable and prevalent. And on Saturday, James style of play got defended -- not just by those on his side, but also by the guy leading the other side. "Hes a grown man," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "He doesnt need any of you to tell him anything. He knows more than all of you put together. He understands the game. If he makes a pass and you all think he should have shot it, or he shoots it and you think he should have made a pass, your opinions mean nothing to him, as they should not mean anything to him." James will be judged by history when he leaves the game. But for now, hes often judged against his own history. Perhaps the most memorable game of his Miami tenure was Game 6 of last seasons Eastern Conference finals at Boston, when he put up a 45-point, 15-rebound effort to simply dominate the Celtics and force a Game 7 -- which the Heat won for a trip to the NBA Finals. Its often forgotten that he scored 45 points in a playoff game at Boston once before, in what was the final game of Clevelands 2007-08 season. "The Game 6 in Boston, I mean, that was LeBron James Show," Heat guard Dwyane Wade said. "We did our job defensively, but we gave him the ball and got ... out of the way. That was the moment, us being able to go into that game and for him to perform the way he did and us being able to dominate the way we did, that was the moment I said, Yeah, were a championship team." Still, Wade was asked, isnt it unfair to expect that level of James in every game? "Well, yeah," Wade said. "But LeBron can do whatever he wants. He can control the game in any number of ways." James created a stir during this years East finals when he said he had to revert to his Cleveland way of thinking and assume more of the offensive workload. That was when Chris Bosh was struggling and Wade was particularly slowed by the right knee pain that hes battled -- unsuccessfully at times -- for about three months. After all, when he left Cleveland as a free agent after seven seasons and came to Miami in 2010, he said he wanted to be part of a better overall team that could contend every year for titles. And clearly, given that the Heat are in the finals for the third time in three seasons and have a chance to win back-to-back titles, hes gotten his wish. "I wish we could go 16-0 in the playoffs," James said. "That would be awesome. Theres challenges that come from the game. You learn from game to game in ways that you can get better. I want to win just as bad as anyone. Im going to put myself and my team in a position to win. I have to try to make the plays. I cant worry about if people are saying, You should have done more, you should have been more aggressive because you got a loss." As for whats in store for Game 2, James insists he does not know. He often has said he doesnt predetermine how hes going to play -- try to score more, pass more -- before a game and just lets the flow and what his team ultimately needs be his guide. And hes reiterated that stance between Games 1 and 2 of this series. As long as Miami wins, his stat line, he insists, will not matter. "The Spurs did a good job of shrinking the floor ... so if thats their game plan, were going to continue to exploit that," James said. "And I believe our guys will be there to knock those shots down. But theres also a few plays I could have been more aggressive as well. But Game 1, I think I improve as the series goes on as well, seeing ways I can be more aggressive from possession to possession." D Onta Foreman Youth Jersey.500 on the season. 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Evander Holyfield, one of boxings greatest warriors during his legendary 27-year professional career, used dancing as a way to stay in shape and to get ready for fights.Holyfield has no more fights coming up but he probably spent some time dancing on Tuesday, celebrating that he was among those elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame, which announced the class of 2017.Holyfield, a 1984 U.S. Olympic bronze medalist, the first undisputed cruiserweight champion, former undisputed heavyweight champion and the only boxer to win a heavyweight title four times, was elected in his first year of eligibility, along with all-time Mexican great Marco Antonio Barrera and the late Johnny Tapia.They were the three newcomers to the modern category ballot, which was voted on by members of the Boxing Writers Association of America and a panel of historians.They will be enshrined June 11 during the 28th annual induction ceremonies at the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York. To be eligible, fighters must not have boxed for at least five years.In the non-participant category, Australian trainer Johnny Lewis, veteran Nevada judge Jerry Roth and the late ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Sr. were elected. In the observer category, longtime Showtime broadcast partners Steve Farhood and Barry Tompkins were elected. The late Eddie Booker, a welterweight and middleweight contender in the 1940s and 50s, was elected in the old timer category.Im honored to be inducted into the Hall of Fame and Id just like to thank Jesus for giving me the tenacity to not quit, Holyfield said.A hugely popular fighter, Holyfield (44-10-2, 29 KOs), known as The Real Deal, will undoubtedly be the star of induction weekend. He fought from 1984 to 2011 and was involved in many of the biggest fights of his time against other Hall of Famers, including a legendary trilogy with Riddick Bowe and two upset victories against Mike Tyson, the second of which famously cost him a chunk of his ear when Tyson bit it off in a disqualification loss.What can you say when youve done what Ive done? It do speak for itself. I had a good amateur career, became the first undisputed cruiserweight champ of the world and then undisputed heavyweight champ, Holyfield told ESPN upon learning that he was on the ballot. I fought them all. I fought everyone who was the best at my time of boxing and did real well. If youre the best youre going to be in the Hall of Fame.I fought everybody. I didnt make up excuses on why I shouldnt fight this guy or that guy. I fought everyone I was supposed to. Im glad I played by the rules and became the champ. I fought and did my very best.Holyfield also scored significant wins against Hall of Famer Dwight Muhammad Qawi to win his first cruiserweight world title in an epic 15-rounder in 1986; Buster Douglas to win the undisputed heavyweight championship in 1990; aging Hall of Famers George Foreman and Larry Holmes in title defenses and Michael Moorer to avenge a loss and unify two titles, not to mention wins against Ray Mercer, Michael Dokes, John Ruiz and Hasim Rahman.Barrera (67-7, 44 KOs), known as the Baby Faced Assassin, became one of the greatest fighters in Mexicos rich boxing history during his 1989 to 2011 career. Barrera won world titles at junior featherweight, featherweight and junior lightweight and engaged in many memorable fights.This is the best news for me, Barrera said. Im very happy to hear this news that I have been inducted into the Hall of Fame and I am excited to go to Canastota.Barrera won an all-time great trilogy 2-1 against bitter rival and countryman Erik Morales. Their first fight in 2000, a junior featherweight unification bout Barrera lost by split decision, is regarded as one of the greatest fights in history. The first and third bouts were widely considered the fight of the year in 2000 and 2004, respectively.Barreras biggest win, however, was clear decision in a major upset against Hall of Famer Prince Naseem Hamed in 2001. Barrera also beat well-known opponents such as Tapia, Paulie Ayala, Kevin Kelley, Rocky Juarez (twice) and Kennedy McKinney, in a raging 1996 junior featherweight title fight that was one of the best of the decade.Tapia (59-5-2, 30 KOs), who led a troubled life of addiction and depression before his death at age 45 in 2012, still managed to win five world tiitles at junior bantamweight, bantamweight and featherweight during his 1988 to 2011 career.dddddddddddd He put on many entertaining fights despite his constant personal turmoil and many consider him the best junior bantamweight in the history of the weight class.Known as Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life), Tapia won his first junior bantamweight title in 1994 and made 13 defenses, including the biggest win of his career, a decision in a unification bout with bitter crosstown Albuquerque, New Mexico, rival Danny Romero that was so divisive in their community that it wound up being held in Las Vegas because of security concerns in their hometown.Teresa Tapia, Johnnys wife and manager, was appreciative of his election.Im going to use his words, she said. What he used to say is, it doesnt matter how many times you fall, its how many times you pick yourself up to be successful.Lewis has trained many of Australias top fighters for five decades. He trained Hall of Famers Jeff Fenech, a three-division champion, and former junior welterweight champion Kostya Tszyu as well as American Virgil Hill, who won titles at light heavyweight and cruiserweight.What an honor. Its something you never think is going to be bestowed upon someone and when it is, its just a wonderful feeling not only for yourself, but for your family and the guys that were responsible for that happening and they were the fighters, Lewis said.Roth was long one of boxings most respected judges, working for the Nevada State Athletic Commission from 1980 to 2015. He judged more than 200 world title bouts. Some of the more famous fights he was assigned included Larry Holmes-Gerry Cooney, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr.-Meldrick Taylor I, Roy Jones Jr.-James Toney, Tapia-Romero, Jones-Ruiz, Holyfield-Foreman, Floyd Mayweather-Oscar De La Hoya, Barrera-Morales III, Lennox Lewis-Holyfield II and all three Bowe-Holyfield fights.It feels terrific, Roth said of his election. I cant describe it. Im absolutely thrilled. I did a lot of title fights over the years - over 200. Im thrilled.Farhood and Tompkins, elected in their first year on the observer ballot, are well-known to boxing fans as broadcast partners on Showtimes ShoBox: The New Generation series.Besides his award-winning broadcast work, Farhood is a noted boxing historian, founded the old KO magazine in 1980 and was editor-in-chief of The Ring magazine from 1989 to 1997.This is highest honor I could possibly receive, Farhood said. I have such respect for the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Ive been a visitor so many times but next year will be special for obvious reasons. It serves as validation for a career that has been boxing, and pretty much nothing but boxing, for almost 40 years. I am truly touched and honored and I cant wait until June.Tompkins also had a long run as the blow-by-blow announcer for HBO during the 1980s and called numerous big fights, including famed calls on Sugar Leonard-Thomas Hearns I, Leonard- Hagler, Hagler-Hearns and Aaron Pryor-Alexis Arguello I.To be recognized by the boxing community in general and by my peers in the media in particular is the highest compliment I could be given as a broadcaster, Tompkins said. You want the respect of your peers and thats what Ive always strived for. I couldnt be happier.Lennon was one of boxings most famous ring announcers for decades, mainly on the West Coast. He died in 1992 but appeared on the ballot for the first time this year, three years after his son, Jimmy Lennon Jr., who followed in his footsteps, was inducted into the Hall of Fame.I think it is so extremely meaningful for my family, Lennon Jr. said. My mom was brought to tears when she heard that he was nominated. She is 94 years old now and I guarantee you she is going to be at the ceremony with so much pride. Our whole family will. We are thrilled and honored.Black Dynamite Booker (66-5-8, 34 KOs), who boxed from 1935 to 1944, was one of the many black fighters denied opportunities because of his color. He never got to fight for a world title but he knocked out the great Hall of Famer Archie Moore in their third fight (after twice battling him to a draw) and also defeated Hall of Famers Holman Williams (going 1-1-1) and Lloyd Marshall. Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '


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