I'm in Quicken Loans Arena right now. It's roughly three hours until tipoff, and there's one player on the court: LeBron James. Going around the horn, shooting long twos. I wouldn't say he's on fire -- at this instant, he's three for his last ten -- but he's conscientious. He paused between warmup shots to remove his gum. He looked around for somewhere to throw it away. In this arena, that has been severely rearranged to accomodate the Finals hoopla, there was nowhere. So he stuck his gum back in his mouth and kept shooting.
I'll be liveblogging tonight, with ESPN's David Thorpe chatting along live with me from Florida, and hopefully insight from Dr. Jack Ramsay, too. Should be fun.