LeBron James is a basketball savant, and he made that clear once again during his postgame news conference Sunday night.
James' Cleveland Cavaliers were just embarrassed in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics, and he struggled mightily in the loss, finishing with 15 points, seven turnovers and a game-worst plus-minus of minus-32.
But James still found a way to flaunt his stunning recall ability.
When asked what went wrong during a crucial stretch at the start of the fourth quarter, when the Celtics went on a run that put the game out of reach, James recalled the first few possessions in near-perfect detail.
"What happened? The first possession, we ran them down all the way to two on the shot clock, Marcus Morris missed the jump shot, followed it up, they got a dunk," he said. "We came back down, we ran a set for Jordan Crawford, I mean Jordan Clarkson, and he came off and missed it. They rebounded it.
"We came back on the defensive end and we got a stop. They took it out on the sideline. Jayson Tatum took the ball out, threw it to Marcus Smart in the short corner, he made a three. We come back down, miss another shot, and then Tatum came down, went 94 feet, did a Eurostep and made a right-hand layup. Timeout."
James, for the most part, was spot on.
A play-by-play recap of those fourth-quarter possessions, via NBA.com, is below:
11:44 - Morris jump shot, missed
11:42 - Morris rebound
11:41 - Morris dunk, made
11:28 - Clarkson jump shot, missed
11:25 - Morris rebound
11:18 - Smart layup, missed
11:17 - Tristan Thompson rebound
11:16 - Thompson turnover
11:14 - Smart three-pointer, made (Tatum assist)
10:59 - James turnover
10:52 - Tatum layup, made
10:51 - Timeout Cleveland