I like fun! - LeBron James wants to be at Coachella instead of NBA playoffs
LeBron James may be integral to the Cleveland Cavaliers' hopes of retaining the NBA championship, but the small forward was disappointed not to have been somewhere else this week - the Coachella music festival.
James and the Cavaliers defeated the Indiana Pacers 117-111 at Quicken Loans Arena on Monday to take a 2-0 lead in their playoff series.
But the 32-year-old rued the fact he was unable to mix it with festival goers in California, where the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga are among the performers.
"I feel like I should have been at Coachella," James said, before adding when called out by his team-mates: "What? S*** looked like fun. I like fun."
LeBron: "I feel like I should have been at Coachella." His teammates called him out. LeBron: "What? S--- looked like fun. I like fun"-- Dave McMenamin (@mcten) April 18, 2017
The Cavs had a double-digit lead against the Pacers before grinding out the win, but James says the team are close to pulling everything together.
"We're right there of what we know we can become, and we'll figure it out," added James, who contributed 25 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.
"I'd much rather have an 18-point lead than not have a lead at all. And we make plays down the stretch to win a ball game in the postseason, and that's all you can ask for.
"But we're right there on turning the switch on what we really can become."