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Old 01-27-2013, 09:21 PM   #1386
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Originally Posted by KC_Connection View Post
No, you don't rely on anything but the same bullshit narrative that has diminished basketball discussion surrounding LeBron for years. I just showed you years worth of statistics that prove the exact thing you are saying is false. You presented me with a small selection of games in the playoffs last year where he missed a few shots and free throws late (which happens to everyone). I posted earlier a statistic which shows LeBron to be the 3rd greatest playoff performer of all time in terms of what he produces from game to game. You instead presented anecdotal evidence of your baseless feeling that LeBron doesn't have a "killer instinct."



Being the butthurt Cavs fan that you are, I had no doubt that you would take the time to spew more bullshit about him. It is what you do.



LeBron James had one of the greatest NBA postseasons in NBA history last season. He averaged 30.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 1.9 steals, 0.7 blocks on 50% shooting while getting to the line over 10 times a game. In terms of advanced statistics, his 30.8 PER, 5.8 win shares, and .284 WS/48 ranked as the best of any player in that postseason and ranked with the best of Michael Jordan's best postseasons (MJ only had two better postseasons with higher PERs and WS/48s but never a win share total that high).

http://www.basketball-reference.com/..._yearly_p.html
http://www.basketball-reference.com/..._yearly_p.html
http://www.basketball-reference.com/..._yearly_p.html

And yet he still averaged 27.8 PPG, 6.2 REB 5.6 AST on 48% shooting as the Heat beat the Knicks easily four times.


LeBron averaged 30 PPG, 10.8 REB, 6.1 AST on 50.3% shooting against Indiana. As previously mentioned, he came up with a 40, 18, 9 game on the road while down in the series 2-1 basically carrying the Heat to victory (which wasn't the first time he did that throughout the playoffs nor the last).

LeBron averaged 33.6 PPG, 7.7 REB, 3.9 AST on 52.7% shooting against Boston. As previously mentioned, he came up with a 45, 15, and 5 game on 19 of 26 shooting while down 3-2 in an elimination game on the road in Boston. It was one of the best postseason postseason performances ever considering the Heat's precarious situation at that time and how their season ended.


LeBron averaged 28.6 PPG, 10.2 REB, 7.4 AST on 47.2% shooting against OKC. Yes, that sounds very so-so.

In sum, LeBron played objectively one of the greatest postseasons ever, dominating in every series that the Heat played in on the way to winning a NBA championship. But sure, keep trying to talk yourself into this ridiculous idea that LeBron can't play basketball when it matters. He'll only continue to make you and everyone else who doubts him look like a fool.
You said an awful lot in this post, except that you repeat the same point over and over again. And not a one points to the fact that LeBron last playoff run was not asked to do very much in the last 5 minutes of a close game. Yet, you want to point out that he had some kind of an all-world clutch performance, in the finals no less.

I say "fact" because I presented clear game-to-game statistics. He did not make any game-winning shots. He had several opportunities, yet missed. He didn't take a whole lot of shots. And in the last minutes of those games, he often punted to a teammate.

Last year's playoffs were won by LeBron being absolutely nails for 3.5 quarters. In most of those games, the Heat were so dominant that they didn't need the last half quarter. But the facts are right there below that in the last half of the 4th quarter, he was mostly unremarkable, and in some cases, downright bad. But go ahead and dodge that point and tell me again how he did in the first 3.5 quarters of a game, which I've already pointed out as being very impressive.
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