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LeBron James has reportedly watched “The Godfather” six times during playoffs

2007 ESPY Awards - Arrivals

HOLLYWOOD - JULY 11: NBA player LeBron James arrives at the 2007 ESPY Awards at the Kodak Theatre on July 11, 2007 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

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LeBron James looked cold-blooded in Game 5.

How did he generate and harness such intensity?

Chris Broussard of ESPN:

Last night, to settle himself down, he watched “The Godfather: Part II.” He has taken to watching “The Godfather” now throughout this postseason. As you know, like I said, no social media, no SportsCenter, none of that stuff. He’s watching movies. And he’s watched “The Godfather” six times this postseason. He said last night, It just settled me down.

LeBron made the Warriors and offer they couldn’t refuse. He kept his friends close but his enemies closer. He left the gun and took the cannoli.

Was this his version of telling Kevin Love: “I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart”?

What a great movie to channel a cool and competitive mindset.

So what happened in Games 1 and 2? LeBron must have watched “The Godfather: Part III” before those.