Originally Posted by chiefzilla1501
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.
Instead of repeating the same bullshit narrative that you usually do about how LeBron is some kind of choker, would you care to show us some kind of evidence of this effect? Because while I know you can't, I can actually provide evidence to the contrary:
Check out where LeBron's close and late scoring rate, assist rate, rebound rate, and percentages comes in compared to the rest of the league with regularity. He plays no differently than this in the playoffs and in fact often exceeds these totals from his normal performance (see NBA Finals).