Originally Posted by KC_Connection
Yeah, you first try to force LeBron into a jump shot (and if not, at least it will be a contested two at the basket with a foul/two shots being the most likely outcome). Doing what they did all but ensured a layup for him both times.
You just rarely see coaching decisions both as poor and impactful as this one was. I was laughing my ass off seeing Hibbert pulled both times because I knew exactly what LeBron was going to do given the opportunity. Just unconscionably bad stuff.
Everybody's acting like Indiana's D was just standing around. Lebron made one hell of read and an INSANELY quick drive in 2.2 seconds. When was the last time you saw anybody drive to the basket and lay it up with 2 seconds left? 99% of the time that's going to be a jumper.
Why? Because most people aren't robots from the future sent to destroy our concepts of basketball.