Coach's Insight: Containing LeBron James

Coach's Insight: Containing LeBron James
March 22, 2014, 8:45 pm
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Stopping LeBron James isn't really an option. 

Generally, the best that teams can do is try to contain him and hope one of Miami's other weapons doesn't hurt you. 

James is one of those rare talents for whom the game looks easy. 

Celtics coach Brad Stevens shares his thoughts on the best way to cover the back-to-back MVP.

"I don’t know that you can contain him really," says Stevens. "You have to pick your poison with guys that are that good. 

"LeBron James, [if he] makes jump shots on that night, it’s going to be a tough night. And you’ve got to try to make it so that he doesn’t get into a rhythm taking and making jump shots."

Stevens and the Celtics found the best way to contain James - keep him on the sidelines in a suit. James sat out Wednesday's game with back spasms. The Celtics won the game, 101-96.