As the Miami Heat prepare for the NBA finals, star LeBron James has been turning to books to relax. USA Today reports that he has finished "The Hunger Games" trilogy and is now reading "Decoded" by singer Jay-Z.

Since the playoffs started (it seems like months ago), he also has "West by West: My Charmed, Tormented Life,"  "The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream" and "The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference."

He apparently has a thing for colons.

"For me, it's relaxing honestly," James told USA Today on Tuesday. "You spend so much preparation for the games, sometimes you just need to get away from it for a little bit."

I like that James is a big reader (emphasis on big -- he's 6-8, 250 pounds), but I'm afraid I'll be cheering for the Oklahoma City Thunder, an emerging team that has captivated me in the playoffs.