Thursday, January 31st, 2013 at 9:10 am  |  12 responses

LeBron James Was Motivated By Reggie Evans’ Trash Talk

Brooklyn Nets forward Reggie Evans said some crazy things about the Miami Heat’s championship and LeBron James’ game prior to last night’s tilt between the Heat and Brooklyn Nets. Unlike most people, LeBron didn’t laugh Reggie’s comments off, and used them as motivation during the game. Per ESPN: “When LeBron James heard the comment about an hour later, he was mildly annoyed. By the time he was back in his hotel room and saw how it was being portrayed on television and the Internet, he was downright angry. He fired off a tweet about it, and when he arrived at Barclays Center, his mood was elevated. ‘Yep, he’s here!’ James yelled loudly in the direction of the Nets locker room as he strode into the arena, a Snoop Dogg song buzzing out of his headphones. [...] They were just 5-7 on the road against teams with winning records. But once James and the rest of the Heat caught word of what Evans had said, there was no chance they were going to take the game lightly. And once again they showed what they can be when they’re focused and motivated. They ran the Nets out of the building for one of their most complete and dominating road performances of the season. James and Dwyane Wade took turns attacking on offense, they shot the ball extremely well thanks to ball movement that led to open shots, they were aggressive in forcing turnovers and they played with an edge that they’ve broken out only a few times since the playoffs last season. [...] ‘It did [motivate],’ James said. ‘You can’t just come out and say something like that versus a champion.’ In the middle of ripping Evans after the game, James stopped himself and said he regretted giving the workmanlike Nets forward so much attention. ‘You’ll probably talk about him for a few days now when you wouldn’t have,’ James said.”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    the heat keep turning it on and off, which will probably work for a good while since the rest of the east is looking…meh. the thunder have been looking hungry all year though

  • Anthony Dixon

    Reggie Evans statement wasn’t that stupid…. Mark Cuban said something similar to this. Nets just cant match up with them.

  • RobbieJay

    i hate miami’s inconsistency but when they’re on, they’re ON.

  • speedy

    Doesn’t make it less stupid, when Cuban says it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    That’s cause they haven’t won a ring yet.

  • Anthony Dixon

    similar does not mean the same thing

  • TV63

    WHo cares? Article is boring.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000166716900 Anthony Darnello Taylor Jr.

    Yeah, true. But as a fan of the team that kind of stuff drives me crazy especially when teams like the Knicks come into the picture, I can’t stand losing to them.

  • u

    Point still stands. Cuban saying something SIMILAR doesn’t make Evans’ comment less stupid.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    “‘Yep, he’s here!’ James yelled loudly in the direction of the Nets locker room as he strode into the arena”
    hahahahaa yeeeeah!! bet all them ni66as in the nets locker room got scared aftr that

  • z

    Daaamn thats honestly probly the coldest meanest thing ive seen bron say. Kinda remarkable really that he’s as nice as he is since the best ones usually are sorta assholes. I have wondered at times if bron would be even better if he had more of this type of edge more frequently; anyone else?

  • Yi-Cheng Chen

    what so great about Reggie Evans anyway? he didnt scored in that 19min he played.