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LeBron Makes His Thoughts On Erik Spoelstra Extremely Clear

LeBron James looks on during the Lakers game.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 18: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on from the bench against the Denver Nuggets during the fourth quarter in Game One of the Western Conference Finals during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on September 18, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

If LeBron James wants to win his fourth NBA title, he'll have to take down Erik Spoelstra and the Miami Heat. Luckily for the Lakers, the superstar forward knows everything about Spoelstra.

James and Spoelstra had a strong relationship during their four years together in Miami. While the trio of Chris Bosh, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade received most of the credit for winning back-to-back championships, Spoelstra did a magnificent job with that roster.

Now that Spoelstra has brought the Heat back to the Finals without the 'Big 3,' James took time out of his media session on Tuesday to praise his former coach.

“I’m not gonna sit up here and act like I don’t know what Spo is all about," James said. "Cause he’s damn good, if not great. He probably is great because of his preparation. He prepares like it's his last time ever coaching again every game, and I know that.”

There's nothing but respect between James and Spoelstra, that's for sure.

James also shared his thoughts on Heat president Pat Riley today, saying "This league is not the same without Riles. Great guy. Great motivator."

Both sides will sing each other's praises for now, but the tone will definitely change once the Finals tips off later this week.

Tipoff for Game 1 of the NBA Finals is at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday.