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After huge comeback win, LeBron says he ‘hasn’t stopped listening’ to new Kendrick Lamar album

For The Win logo For The Win 4/21/2017 Alysha Tsuji

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LeBron James dropped 41 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists in a historic 26-point comeback over the Pacers to take a 3-0 series lead on Thursday night. However, in the postgame press conference he got a question that had nothing to do with the game, believe it or not.

BOX SCORE: CAVALIERS 119, PACERS 114 

But James thoughtfully answered the question - it was about one of his favorite artists, Kendrick Lamar, who released his new album, DAMN., last week (and released it to James before everyone else).

James talked about how he has been listening to the album nonstop and explained why the lyrics resonate with him. He said:

"That's a great question, man. I haven't stopped listening to it since he sent it to me before it came out. The guy is an unbelievable talent. His wordplay in his lyrics is unbelievable, and it hit home for me at times because I was a kid who grew up in the inner city.

"His story of the notion of you either play basketball or sell drugs, that's it, there's no out. You become a statistic. As an African American kid growing up in the inner city, they don't believe you can get out and become something. That's why I'm able to relate to a lot of his lyrics and relate to a lot of his stories. He's an unbelievable artist and an unbelievable person. I'm glad he's able to put those words onto a track for all of us to be able to hear. For me, I definitely appreciate it."

James also talked about the Coachella music festival after the Cavs' Game 2 win over the Pacers on Monday.

It's fun when you keep winning, and James hasn't lost in the first round of the playoffs since 2012.

Game 4 is on Sunday in Indiana.

PHOTOS: 2017 NBA PLAYOFFS

LeBron James (23) of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles against Terry Rozier (12) of the Boston Celtics in the first half during Game Five of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden on May 25, in Boston, Mass. 2017 NBA Playoffs

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