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Posted by 2Hot on 18 June 2015 - 11:37 PM
First of all, you give any top 15 player in the league 33 shots at the basket per game, they will average the points LeBron did if not more. Name me a top player in this era or any other who could not do what he did with that amount of opportunity.
Secondly, he's as usual escaping criticism from making his teammates noticeably worse on offense to play up the idea that he had no help especially on that side of the ball. But he had a 40+% usage rate in those finals and held the ball for at minimum 10 seconds out of each shot clock when he was on the floor. Tell me exactly who can play consistently offensively under those circumstances? This also goes into inflating his assist numbers too.
Thirdly, this man shot 28% from the floor from outside of 5 feet. Please just take the time to imagine that. 28%. He had the ball ALL THE TIME, therefore had ALL THE TIME in the world to get rhythm, and yet still shot 28% from outside 5 feet. 5 feet is literally a gather and layup brehs.
Fourth, his defense was AWFUL and no one wants to talk about it. This isn't as big of a point to me because I get he had to focus more on offense, but its ironic because this is where his teammates excelled, and if only he could have rewarded them for their efforts on offense.
Fifth, and final. His fourth quarter performances. Do I even need to say more? Even in the games where you can tell he was deliberately saving himself for the final stretch (games 5 and 6), he not only played terribly, he got absolutely outplayed by Curry AND Iggy. And the games were always close at some point in the 4th quarter, so they were always there for the taking IF LeBron took his team home. That fact is especially striking to me.
So there you have it folks. Let the media influence you all you want, but if this dude was named Westbrook, Kobe, Carmelo, Wade, AI, Dirk, Durant...and I can go on and on, these points would have been talked about loooong before I said it and they would have been hammered home. Even Kevin Love has had his stats called empty multiple times because they didn't result in anything but numbers next to his name. But the media has done a fantastic job of even preventing that narrative from even being examined for LeBron, let alone pushing it.
I would say that LeBron should be commended for having the stamina to play all the minutes he did, but again he was not alone in that trait as several players on the Warriors averaged over 40 min per game as well. Stans will come in here and call me a hater but I'm really not. I recognize his numbers as incredible and I commend him for that. But I also call it like I see it all around, not just on a positive note. Other than sheer numbers, which were empty by every definition ever used for the term, this was not an impressive finals performance AT ALL.
Posted by Joe B. on 20 April 2015 - 09:23 AM
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HEAT Nation – on behalf of everyone at the Miami HEAT organization, we want to say thank you for your unwavering support this season. Thank you for packing the arena night after night. Thank you for sticking with us. You are quite simply the best.
Posted by schizo on 24 December 2011 - 04:52 PM
This new year brings us a whole new look and home!
Last year's Video Game Thread created by our very own HEAT Board Veteran, WB3, was a great place for gamers to congregate and discuss their favorite games. It held well over 1300 replies and 18,000 views.
It was one of, if not the most active thread throughout the entire course of the year.
I'd like to honor that thread by retiring and placing it within our Threads HoF.
I'd also like to propose a new tradition among us;
Every year we create a new thread where we discuss our favorite games. Each leading up to an end of the year Annual Game Event where we can list nominations and vote on the year's best games and vote/rate on them according to category.
It's going to be a lot of fun this 2012 and this is just my proposal to you gamers out there.
Just something I thought we would all enjoy.
As always, objections/suggestions are always welcomed.
Let's Fawkin' HOOOO HEAT!!!
Posted by T-Bone on 23 February 2015 - 09:35 PM
Hey everyone! I just got a chance to sit down and listen to the game. It looks like we're playing much better. On a different note: my dentist found a tumor growing around the root of one of my teeth when he was doing my 6 month cleaning in October. I had it removed last week and I got the biopsy results back today-benign!!! Life is good! Jah is amazing!!! Let's go Heat!!!