LeBron James might have ditched the clear mask protecting his broken nose during the first quarter of the Miami Heat's Thursday night showdown with the San Antonio Spurs, but by the sound of things, that wasn't the piece of in-game attire he really wanted to leave behind.
After a disappointing shooting night that saw him miss 12 of his 18 field-goal attempts, including 10 of 11 tries outside the paint, as the Spurs thoroughly dismantled the Heat, 111-87, James told reporters that he just didn't feel right in the short-sleeved "El Heat" jersey that he and his teammates rocked as part of the NBA's annual "Latin Nights" celebration:
"I'm not making excuses, but I'm not a big fans of the jerseys," said James, who had 19 points. "Every time I shoot it feels like it's just pulling right up underneath my arm. I already don't have much room for error on my jump shot. It's definitely not a good thing."
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