LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers have had a vice-like grip on to the top seed in the Western Conference for much of the season, but it’s not something they’re overly focused on.
“We don’t talk about it,” James told reporters Wednesday night after leading his team past the Denver Nuggets in a 120-116 overtime road win.
Bron finished with 32 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds for his League-best 12th triple-double.
“We don’t talk about it,” James said after the Lakers’ 120-116 overtime win gave L.A. a four-game lead over the Nuggets heading into the All-Star break. “For us, we would love to play in front of our home fans as much as we can. We love being there with our Laker faithful.
“But at the end of the day, you go out and play each and every game like it’s its own game. You can’t worry about what could happen the following day. You can only look at the present, like we did tonight.”
James likes where L.A. stands.
“We are where we need to be,” he said. “We’ll come back off the break and get ready for the final stretch of the regular season. You don’t put too much into it. You understand you played some good basketball along the way, played some not good basketball. But you want to continue to get better and continue to trust the process. We look forward to when we get back, getting back on the floor and see how far we’ll continue to grow.”