LeBron James Inspired By Orlando Magic’s Words

by February 02, 2011
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The folks in Orlando have taken their fair amount of shots at Miami’s new Big Three, something that continues to light a fire under LBJ (especially with a nationally-televised matchup on deck): “Both the Miami Heat and Orlando Magic have a two-day break before Thursday’s nationally televised game at the Amway Center. The teams have split the first two games of the four-game season series, each winning on its home floor. In light of questions out of Orlando during the offseason regarding the Heat’s free-agency stockpiling of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, it figures to be an emotional contest on many levels. ‘Just the fact that it’s a division opponent, that means a lot,’ James said. ‘Trying to win your division is very key and also playing exceptionally well on the road is definitely key, that definitely helps later on in the season. And being an Orlando team that basically said a lot of things about us in the offseason, that definitely adds a little bit to the fire. So we’re looking forward to the challenge. We can’t just sit here and say it’s any old game, because it’s not. But we love the competition. We love playing against the best and we love playing divisional opponents, so it should be fun.'”