Originally Posted by KC_Connection
Nonsense. You don't dominate playoff road games and be one of the best playoff performers of all time like he has for his entire career without a "killer instinct."
His entire playoff career can be defined as being a killer in the first 3 and a half quarters, but being spotty in the last half of the 4th. A few brilliant games, but too many games where he either disappears, misses too many free throws, or misses any shot other than a layup or a dunk.
We're not comparing him to a guy like Malone or Barkley. We're comparing him to legends, and when you compare him to legends, his performance late in games in the playoffs is not good. And last year's run provided surprisingly limited evidence that with a close game late in the 4th, that he can be a guy who consistently can take a game over.