The Denver Nuggets claim they must take an unprecedented action on Monday in order to go to their first-ever NBA Finals.
Before the NBA Finals, no team had ever been able to sweep LeBron James in a playoff series, and the Nuggets themselves had never finished a sweep.
Only twice in his career has James been swept, both times while playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs in 2007 and the Golden State Warriors in 2018.
Veteran forward Jeff Green of the Denver Nuggets commented, "I mean, s--- that's LeBron man," after the club convened and watched film on Sunday.
"It's as though you can't keep giving him life. The more life you give him, the more self-assurance he develops and the more self-assurance his teammates feel. Therefore, it must end [on Monday] for me.
The similar point was made by guard Bruce Brown, who asserted that the Nuggets should be concentrated on shutting the door on the Lakers.