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Thursday, February 13th, 2014 at 9:00 am  |  116 responses

LeBron James Drills Game-Winning Three to Beat Warriors (VIDEO)

Dagger.

With Andre Iguodala draped all over him, LeBron James leaned back and splashed in a preposterous three-pointer to give the Miami Heat a 111-110 road victory. James finished with a near triple dip of 36 points, 13 rebounds, and 9 assists.

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  • Teddy-the-Bear

    That. Was badass.

  • kc

    Perfect way for Lebron to follow up the Mt rushmore story people are
    loosing their minds over. Every thing the haters claim he can’t do, he
    just goes and and does it.

    He cant shoot! He has no post game! He cant win a ring! He isn’t clutch! He needs wade! All proven wrong!!!!!!

    Oh well……. His hairline is just the worst and he just has a huge ego. Haters need to shut up and enjoy the show while they still can.

  • JJ Jones

    Damn perfect way to make an mvp statement. He did say that’s hes been feeling better and it shows. Honestly if wade continues to miss games its very possible for the mvp narrative to shift in his favor like in 2012. Im still of the belief that the heat will lose to the pacers but seeing lebron against this new kd in the finals would be one for the ages. (Now that durant is a little more experienced)

  • JJ Jones

    The only one that’s true is that hes not a consistent shooter. He needs wade? Lol looks like he other way around.

  • KushIzMuhCologne

    Don’t get me wrong, Lebron will be a top 5 player when he’s done with the game. But for him to say he belongs on Mt Rushmore with the elites is a bit pre-mature n downright arrogant. Jus when I started to give this guy sum credit, he goes n says sum like this. SMH

  • Laura R. Lewis

    His hairline is just the worst and he just has a huge ego. Haters need to shut up and enjoy the show while they still can.

  • Conor

    Anyone who doesn’t think James has needed Wade for every moment of his career in Miami is a fool.

  • Happy

    He didn’t say that. He said he will belong when he’s done. Comprehending what one reads is extremely important.

  • Mike

    Michael Jordan was one of the most arrogant men ever but I bet you still liked and rooted for him. Don’t be a hypocrite!!!

  • Fat Lever

    Yea, because he needed Wade in Game 6 of the ECF against the Celts when he single-handedly saved the Heat’s season and was the tipping point to them winning the title.

  • pposse

    he swagger jacked wade so hard since 2010, his whole mindset came from Wade no fanboy will ever admit it they just don’t know

  • pposse

    he’s been feel in better cause it takes a full month for that hgh he uses to kick in

  • Happy

    It goes both ways. It goes for every superstar that has ever won a championship. Kobe needed Artest and Gasol. Shaq doesn’t need to be mentioned. We all know that story.

  • FuTangClan

    Skip Bayless: “There was .1 left on the clock. Not clutch. Spurs in 6.”

  • pposse

    damn, anyone catch that masonic dance he did for the crowd after the game winner? His masters must be proud. That shot was ridiculous tho, Iguodala should have pressed up at the 3 second mark tho and really forced the three point shot, If born would have made a move to the cup around the 3 second mark the worst he could have done was tie the game or get fouled. Tactical mistake by iggy.

  • rex

    Skip Bayless, Pposse, Conor, bossman15. Is there really any difference? Irrational haters all sound the same.

  • pposse

    man get outta here that was a buzzer beat by far the coldest shot he’s hit in probably ever regular season wise. Didn’t he also hit his first ever buzzer at gsw when he was on the cavs? Poetic

  • KushIzMuhCologne

    While mike was arrogant, not once did u hear him say ” I deserve DPOY” or “I belong with Magic, Larry, etc..” or “ill win the dunk contest” lebron jus need to play ball n let us folks (fans n media) decide whether or not he belongs

  • Fat Lever

    Or he could have driven, gotten fouled and made the basket.

    I think I’ll take the decision making of a guy that has made an All-Defensive team over an armchair quarterback.

  • JibbsIsBallin

    Waiting for the Lebron haters to come up with some craziness and say how he traveled, used his forearm, how he’s too tall or some other garbage.

  • KushIzMuhCologne

    While comprehending is indeed important, misunderstanding something is human nature. And even when he’s done, he’s not the one who determines whether or not he belongs. Its up to us to decide dat.

  • pposse

    I’ve seen Lebron hoop for ages now, you gotta know his tendencies. Anyone and everyone who watches the game could have told you by the 5 second mark that Lebron wanted to shoot that three. And what are you saying really? Iggy just got drilled in the face, no three point attempts in that situation period the gsw was up 2. Like i said tactical mistake.

  • Happy

    What makes your opinion more valid than his? At the end of the day it’s all opinion.

  • Biggggg in here

    PP taught him that clutch step back 3pointer, because he drained so many in his face.

  • pposse

    lmao

  • Happy

    Nah, Mike only said things like “There is no ‘I’ in team, but there is in ‘win’”.

    Debating the arrogance of Lebron or any other present day superstar, while defending Jordan is just stupid. If his HOF speech didn’t solidified his @sshole status for you, you’re just deaf and blind.

  • KushIzMuhCologne

    Btw I grew up a knicks fan. While I RESPECT MJ I hated the guy growing up

  • Fat Lever

    What is more likely to happen:

    A) He drives the lane and either converts a layup to tie the game, gets fouled and gets 2 ft’s or hits a layup and gets fouled

    or

    B) makes a fadeaway 3 while being draped by one of the elite perimeter defenders in the L.

    I’d say based on probabilities one variation of option A is more likely to happen than option B. So Iguodala actually made the right decision.

  • KushIzMuhCologne

    Lebron recently just started acting like this, after he went to Miami. During his time in Cleveland the kid was humble, saying all the right things to both the fans n media. Now that he finally got a couple of rings, he feel as though he can say what ever n do whatever. Do u really thing he would have the same attitude he got now if he never won those rings?

  • Da-Meat-Hook

    LeBron said “he’ll be” on Mt Rushmore, meaning he will be there when it’s all said and done. I don’t think it’s that ridiculous of a statement and something even his haters have to acknowledge.

  • pposse

    alls im saying is at the 4.5 second mark when he takes a step forward but then brings the ball back is almost all but a guarantee that Lebron is looking to settle for the three ball. Watch him play ill guarantee that in situations where the shot or game clock is under 8 in just about every instance this is indication he wants to settle for a three pointer. Forget about what I said, what about the commentator? He is screaming “get the ball out of his hands” – the best way to do that is to press up on him. I get that everything is happening so fast, but Iggy being a d specialist deserves a little criticism, it was probably just a brain fart and he still contested the shot but i still think he could have defended the attempt better.

  • Happy

    Acting like what? One thing I’ve noticed is that the people who have been criticizing him since his senior year of hs are the same ones getting their lace panties in a bunch about every thing he says now. The real question is, why is his confidence such an issue y’all? I don’t have a problem with it because he’s accomplished. And unlike Kobe and MJ Lebron isn’t a sh1tty person. No arrests, no paternity scandals. He shouldn’t downplay himself because it makes people hate him less. Haters will hate anyway. This is coming from someone who roots against him in the playoffs, btw.

  • KushIzMuhCologne

    And that’s understandable. but its not his place to say “he’ll” be up there when he retires. I’m not saying he won’t go or don’t belong, its not up to him to decide

  • Happy

    Really? It’s up to you, tho? LOL You, Lebron, fans, sportswriters all look at the same body of work, which is how you judge greatness. He’s not saying you will love and idolize him. Those are your personal feelings. But when we judge a player’s greatness we judge the body of work. Opinions based on the same set of data will and do vary, but they’re all just opinions. It’s not up to you to decide who should and shouldn’t have an opinion.

  • KushIzMuhCologne

    Don’t really care what he says or does. Jus stating that u can be confident n humble. I actually respected the guy more during his tenure in Cleveland. And as far as the whole MJKobe fiasco, we’re all humans meaning we make mistakes. Jus because his issues aren’t in the media doesn’t mean they exists. Btw jus because someone’s opinion is different from yours doesn’t make them a hater

  • Da-Meat-Hook

    It’s not up to him to decide, but it is up to him to produce, and there’s nothing wrong with him believing he will do what it takes to get there.
    I think that’s what separates the MJs, Kobes, and LeBrons from other All-Stars, that same arrogance that makes them seem like douches in interviews and fuels their haters is the same arrogance that drives them to achieve their self-fulfilling prophecies.

  • KushIzMuhCologne

    I’m not saying he is not entitled to his opinion, I’m jus saying it makes him look like a fool to say such things when his career is not even over. What if God forbid something happened and threatened his basketball career? Given his accomplishments as of now would u place him up there?

  • Happy

    Arrest and court records are damn sure public, so as I said, Lebron hasn’t been accused of any crimes. He hasn’t been accused of verbally abusing teammates. I’ve never heard of him gambling and drinking until the middle of the night during playoff series. Aside from being a fan of other players, I don’t have a reason to dislike the kid. He hasn’t done anything to lose respect. I root against him on the court but I don’t hate. A difference in opinion doesn’t make one a hater. A hater picks things that aren’t really valid and criticizes someone for them. A hater intentionally excuses or overlooks worse or similar behavior by others, while criticizing an different individual for lesser “offenses”. That’s how I view it.

  • bike

    The world is LeBron’s oyster.

  • Happy

    It makes him look like a fool to discuss aspirations? I disagree. He would look like a fool if he answered that he didn’t plan on achieving his potential.

    The rest of what you said was completely irrelevant because your scenario has nothing to do with what he was conveying.

  • Conor

    Of course it does. That is not what I was implying at all.

  • pposse

    you are foolish any coach any player any ‘arm chair quarterback’ all would say NO THREES in that situation period. Your making it seem like Andre Iguodala was feeling himself like he is an elite permitter defender when he was getting scorched for 33 points before this shot lmao. Faulty logic on every single level,

  • JJ Jones

    He does look more athletic than usual hmmm. (Not being serious) in all honesty hes probably just healthier now

  • Conor

    No sh!t, Sherlock.

    Irrelevant since he wouldn’t have been there without Wade. Wade/Riley instilled his mental ferocity, his personal style of killer acumen within James after they lost to Dallas 2011.

  • Conor

    Why are critiques considered “irrational hatred” for James? You point out one or two flaws and it’s as though you did something sacrosanct against your losers’ god.

  • Conor

    *I point out… (I)…

  • Fat Lever

    This wasn’t an open 3, that’s what you’re failing to realize. The degree of difficulty to pull off that shot is high. It’s not like Iguodala completely laid off of him. Dre is one of the best defenders at recovering lost ground on a jump shot. He still made a good enough recovery to get a hand in Lebron’s face.

    Again, law of probability says if a guy has to take a fadeaway, (somewhat)contested 3 from 24′ to win a game, then I will ride with that and give respect where respect is due.

  • Max

    The celebration wasn’t bad either!

  • Happy

    I think it comes off as hate when 95% or more of your comments are negative critiques. Put it this way, if I had no idea who Lebron was and I only read the comments of the people he listed, I would think Lebron is a scrub. Just being honest.

  • pposse

    “this wasn’t an open three” “he made good recovery” those are contradicting statements. But lets take Leron’s take on the situation…

    “I was going for the win the whole time,” James said. “I just wanted to make sure either I made it with no time left or I missed it with no time left. That was my only mindset.”

    With that being said, Iguodala should not have even thought about recovering, he should have outright over played Lebron for the three.

  • Conor

    Why would you limit yourself to the opinions of four people? I’m afraid you would not succeed as a scout, Happy as you are.

    I’m sorry if my opinions about a random entity caused you and rex distress, hahahaha

  • Fat Lever

    So you say, “Anyone who doesn’t think James has needed Wade for every moment of his career in Miami is a fool”(emphasis on EVERY MOMENT), and I make a point where I noted a moment where he didn’t need him. You affirmed this with a “No sh!t, Sherlock”. You proved mine while admitting yours is false. Thanks.

    Nice work, Watson.

  • Happy

    I really hope you were being sarcastic. I’d be worried if you totally missed an extremely simple point I was making about balance and objectivity in your comments. It really was a very simple point. Like, 3rd grade simple.

  • Conor

    Hm… James was playing with Wade during those Playoffs, was he not? You do realize that Wade didn’t evaporate at any point, do you not?

    LeBron finally enacted the will which Wade instilled in him is what you would have gathered from my spiel if you could read. Alas.

  • Fat Lever

    So you can’t make a recovery on an opposing jumpshooter to semi-contest a shot? That’s Boozer like D.

    Again, I stated that it was a somewhat contested shot.

    And unless Iguodala is a mind reader, there’s no way he would have known Lebron’s mindset. My guess is Iguodala is going off of probabilities.

  • Conor

    Critique is inclusive within objectivity and balances a player’s foundation. If you feel the need to comment on those who critique instead of those who praise, by all means. Just don’t insult my intelligence.

  • LP @ThisisEther

    You have a point. He did, in fact, leave Cleveland to play with Wade.

  • pposse

    and thats what I’m criticizing iquodala for…before I pulled up Lebrons quote on the situation, I yes me the ‘arm chair quarterback’ just exemplified in the post below exactly how and why I the ‘armchair quarterback’ knew for a fact what Lebron was going to do before he done it. Iguoadala clearly misread the probabilities, or was shook from the 33 points already dropped but being a professional he should have known what Lebron was going to do. Part of ball is mind reading and anticipation iggy needs to get back in the film room.

  • Happy

    We aren’t arguing about the importance of critique. We are talking very strictly and specifically on YOUR critiquing habits, which largely do not exhibit objectivity. Don’t try to broaden or generalize the discussion in an effort for you to not directly address my point, which you haven’t. I honestly don’t know anyone who only praises him on here. I do know of commenters who criticize and praise on a scenario by scenario basis. I also know that 3 comments later and you’ve only redirected the conversation away from explaining why nearly all of your comments regarding him are negative. You insulted your own intelligence by replying the way you did. No help needed from me.

  • Conor

    I’ve repeatedly called James the best player in the League, you imbecile. The only thing left to do is point out areas of improvement or temper hyperbole.

    Jesus, do you know the guy? Get a grip.

  • Happy

    Do you know him? You act like he banged your girl. Then you’re crying over someone calling you a “hater”, like you’re 12. It’s not that serious, cupcake. No need to throw a temper tantrum and call names.

  • Conor

    Really? You’re acting like he’s banging you.

    What am I supposed to do? Act as though each laptop key is a hair on LeBron’s beard? It’s a basketball site which promotes discourse of the sport in all of its forms and potentialities.

    You are, objectively, an imbecile.

  • pposse

    haha your hate for MJ comes out that way just saying

  • Da-Meat-Hook

    Lebron drops 36/13/9 and sinks a fade away 3 at the buzzer in a game that DWade sits out, and the first thing you have to say is:

    “Anyone who doesn’t think James has needed Wade for every moment of his career in Miami is a fool.”

    Let’s be real, DWade has been hobbled for the last two Heat playoff runs. For almost every superstar performance he’s had during their championship runs, he’s had equally mediocre games for his standards. Giving Wade and Riley all of the credit for Lebron’s improvement would be like giving Phil Jackson all of the credit for MJs rings because he taught him how to share the ball and trust his teammates.

    You may not think you’re a “hater” but you do come across as one at times.

  • Mario_23

    What impressed me the most is that he hit another three before this shot to put the Heat up 1. Wow.

  • Happy

    Probably. But I still have him as the GOAT. I can fully admit that I’m not a fan. But at least I’m not whining about being called a hater. And my gripes about his personality are valid.

  • Happy

    Ok little lady. You’re correct. That’s what you want to hear? You wasted keystrokes whining about being called a hater, only to solidify it. Good job. But you win.

  • Conor

    Yes, in response to someone saying Wade was irrelevant to his career.

    I don’t like James because he is a narcissistic, 29-year old man-child who refers to himself in third-person and is idolized for it, but he is undeniably either the best or second-best player in the League.

  • pposse

    as are Conors gripes about Lebron’s mental approach to the game now that he plays on the Heat.
    I mean I’m not speaking for everyone but i know i reacted when i was called out i responded to that slander lol i had to couldn’t help myself

  • Conor

    HaHaHa

    Aren’t you supposed to be Happy?

  • Happy

    Conor’s gripes about Lebron’s mental approach are all based on speculation. Conor has no better an idea of what goes on in Lebron’s head than those with opinions contrary to his.

    My opinions on MJ are based on his actions and words. His quotes, his admissions, his behaviors. If you can’t see the difference…

  • Conor

    Thank you.

  • Happy

    I am. I actually think it’s funny he gets so mad at being poked fun at.

  • Conor

    Whoa. Third-person?

  • Happy

    Fail.

  • Fat Lever

    I guess Wade also instilled that “will” way back in 2007 when he dropped 25 straight points on the Pistons in the playoffs too. They must have shared thoughts over mySpace at the time. I guess you were there too, since you know how to qualify this “will”.

    Wade didn’t evaporate? Except for a couple of games in the Finals(where I’ll admit he stepped up gutting it out), he pretty much did evaporate because of injury.

  • Happy

    “As are Conors gripes about Lebron’s mental approach to the game now that he plays on the Heat”

    What the hell does that even mean? Since you’re speaking for him, explain to me Conor’s gripes about his mental approach. Don’t even think about talking about arrogance. Kobe fanboys can’t even use the word. Kinda like Mj fanboys.

  • pposse

    no i mean i don’t see the difference at all. Just yesterday i reminded everyone of a story about how MJ said to Mugsy Bogues “shoot the f**in ball you midget” – yeah you not like him for that which is fine, but hell there are 1000 people who love him for that same thing cause its example of his competitive spirit.
    With Lebron its safe to infer a couple things by his actions, that’s where its all coming from his actions…of course he’s not gonna outright say “i needed Wade to instill that fire in me so I can finally win” I just assumed its true cause if it wasn’t then Lebron wouldn’t have went to MIiami.

  • Fat Lever

    You’re not understanding the difference between probabilities and tendencies. You might want to do that first.

  • Happy

    Yea, I’m not into trying to read other men’s minds and hearts. I operate based off of what people say outright, and their play. Anytime you are digging that deep to try to form an opinion, you’re trying too hard to hate, or love for that matter. I don’t even see the point in speculating the source of another man’s “fire”.

  • pposse

    because stats don’t depict everything. I mean you got nfl scouts asking all types of crazy questions to potential players having them go take a wandeerlich test. you might not want to delve into it but that doesn’t mean its *NOT there. I believe in baseball there is a psychological component to their stats, when thats available for basketball is it gonna be okay to talk about? Its part of the game it should be discussed thats how i view it.

  • pposse

    whelp then he should have played lebron on his tendencies. This is what separates the good ball players from the greats, paying attention to that detail and being able to act on something you see when you see it.

  • Happy

    Before my screen refreshed, your ‘happy’ comment came under Mario23. I just refreshed my screen and saw that it was you lol. The Third person comment makes sense now lol.

  • Happy

    But you like Kobe. And he’s always been narcissistic and a jerk. You don’t see a double standard, at all?

  • Da-Meat-Hook

    I think Wade definitely had an impact on Lebron’s approach to adversity and closing out games, but every star has had positive influences that helped them ameliorate their careers (Barkley had Moses Malone and Dr. J, Duncan had Pops and David Robinson).
    Like every other superstar that has won multiple championships, Lebron needs a strong supporting cast to win another ring, but he doesn’t “need” Wade or Bosh. Replace Wade and Bosh with “fringe” all stars like Lillard, Anthony Davis, or a healthy Al Horford, and the Heat are still favored to win a championship.

  • Happy

    I didn’t say stats depicted everything. That’s why you watch the games. But playing a guessing game on what a dude may be thinking or hiding underneath seems weird to me. And you cannot compare potential employers trying to gauge how an employee will perform under stress to a fan sitting at home trying to guess why an established star should or should not be criticized based on whether or not you find his motivation worthy. Lebron is a great player. A champion. You guys try too hard to invalidate or lessen those distinctions based on what you think his heart says.

  • Fat Lever

    Same rule applies to commenting on message boards. Ha!

  • backboard

    awesome shot by bron – just give it up for him, nothing to hate here.

    one thing i noticed though is that i didnt like lebrons footwork. i mean, he got where he wanted and got the shot he wanted. but on that replay it just looked so…. i dunno… clumsy. i didnt go back and watch kobe or mj or other killers do their dribble-to-jump-shot setup on the perimeter to compare. but, having watched the nba for 20 years, i cant remember an all-world-player with such (weird-looking) footwork. but maybe thats just me…. what do others think?

    plus, does anyone know what lebrons celebration means? you know, the hands-pumping-down-thingy. just wondering if he ever said anything about it.

  • Conor

    They aren’t the favourites to win this season.

  • Conor

    Narcissism and selfishness are completely different. He is obviously a jerk, but that’s what drives him. At least he’s honest and grounded.

  • Happy

    Kobe’s grounded? Mr. Talk to Me When You Have More Accolades is grounded? You’ve gotta be kidding me. And Kobe is selfish, which is far worse than referring to one’s self in the third person. I’d take the friendly, team player who doesn’t take himself so seriously over the selfish, egotistical, standoffish jerk any day.

  • LP @ThisisEther

    So cold. I wish iggy would realize at around 4-5 seconds left that LeBron was going for the win, and maybe press up on him .. Wasnt that hard to tell….

  • jimmer

    Thata was great D, LeBrons just the best in the world right now. Even with that said, I’d rather him shoot that contested 3 then get an And 1 or even shoot 2 free throws. As a GSW fan, if we played Miami again tonight, I would be happy with LeBron having to take that shot again

  • Da-Meat-Hook

    They were 12/5 favorites to win according to most betting sights.
    Indiana was a close second at 11/4 and OKC a distant 3rd at 5/1.

  • pposse

    thank you!

  • pposse

    i wouldn’t i would never want anyone to take a shot with the potential to WIN the game.

  • Conor

    Vegas isn’t reflective of reality.

  • Conor

    Yes, the guy who said that he cannot be compared to Magic in a Lakers context because of the latter’s monumental impact or Jordan for the same reasons is more grounded than the guy who said he would REPLACE someone on basketball’s “Mt. Rushmore” and refers to himself in the third person at twenty-nine. Yes.

  • Da-Meat-Hook

    Vegas and betting lines actually are. They pay experts millions of dollars to come up with these figures because it would cost them BILLIONS if they are wrong.

    That’s the difference between people like us and experts like them. We can all act like keyboard know-it-alls but at the end of the day, “The House” stands by these predictions with every dollar and cent they have, would you be willing to bet you life-savings that whoever you pick will win it all?

  • keyon dooling

    took it from Nick Van Exel basically

  • Lloyd

    Wade and Miami needs Lebron more than they need them. Any team that Lebron is on becomes a contender, or close to it.

  • Lloyd

    What’re you talking about? Historically, Lebron has passed up the last shot for someone who is a better long-ranger shooter, or he prefers to drive. If he does shoot, he’s going to try and get a mid-range look. How many times has Lebron ever gone for a 3 in the dying seconds and made it, when he just needed 2 points? I mean besides that Game 2 buzzer beater vs the Magic.

  • Conor

    Anybody with eyes connected to their brain can tell that Indiana is better than Miami this season.

  • T-man

    Best celebration in the game right now

  • pposse

    haha that is classic straw man right here.

    NEW FLASH: Lebron NEVER won a ring without Wade, never. Your talking about if Wade was replaced 2 years ago and then last year with fringe allstars that Lebron would win? How can you possibly know that? I know, you can’t, in fact there is zero reason for you to believe that is true none whatsoever. That is exactly what every so called ‘hater’ wants remind the fanboys, and why? Because y’all need to recognize. A guy has the chance to go down as the second best baller of all time while trampling all over a top 4 SG of all times legacy. Seed was dead on with that. #usurper king #lefraud lames I’m out. Wade is salty.

    On top of all that, Anthony Davis is probably the second best PF In the league and going to be the best by the end of the season. Don’t include him as a fringe player just cause the coaches voted him in as a reserve and you know what, just like Wade Anthony Davis never needed Lebron to have his game elevated.

  • pposse

    whats so weird about that? Thats like saying half of America is weird for thinking OJ Simpson was guilty even though he was proven innocent in the court of law, yup thats weird, no not really.
    A fan has all rights to criticize a player whether good or bad, its not us who forfeited our rights to privacy, it was Lebron who chose a profession putting himself in a ring where everyone is watching. Everyone on here whose shown any disdain or brought any claim has the right to do so, whats pathetic is how when anyone brings any legit points that go against the grain it gets thwarted with sweeping generalities that make zero sense. Lebron joined d wade and bosh in Miami cause it gave him over the top help to help secure championships, not enough help, over the top help. Case in point “not 1 not 2 not 7″ who would say that if they thought they just had enough talent to win? His own actions to me prove that he was able to say that cause he swung the pendulum ridiculously in his favor.

  • pposse

    he always settles for a three when he makes those moves at the end of the shot clock..not talking just about end of games. Besides all that, you want him to pass the ball in that situation. How difficult is this truth? I mean the gsw commentator says as much before he put up the shot..

  • Da-Meat-Hook

    The regular season is just that, the regular season. The Bulls, OKC, numerous teams dominated the Heat in the regular season, but the playoffs are an entirely different beast, and anyone with knowledge of the game has to acknowledge that. I’m not saying Indiana is has no chance (they’re my second pick to win it all), but they still have A LOT to prove.

  • Conor

    You always point to one game. What did James do after that one game?

  • Lloyd

    Um…settling for a 3 halfway through the 2nd quarter and taking an unnecessary, contested 3 for the win are completely two different things, especially when it goes against the nature of the player in question. If you actually thought Lebron James was going to shoot a 3 to try to win the game instead of putting his head down and driving, trying to create contact for a potential and-1, then you’re nothing short of psychic. Iggy read the scouting report, laid back waiting for what he thought was the inevitable drive, and then reacted when it never came.

    That GSW announcer’s an idiot. He’s talking about how the Warriors should have doubled Lebron instead of letting the best player in the world attempt a shot. I repeat, NO ONE expected Lebron to shoot a step back for the win when he could have got a 2 and sent the game to overtime, so there’s no reason to double him out there. If they had, the Heat had their best 3-pt shooting line up on the floor. If you throw single coverage (which was Iggy, one of the stronger on-ball defenders in the league) on him, the worst that happens is Lebron takes and makes a game-tying shot. If you go to double, he has an arsenal of 3-pt shooters who could get a good look for a win. Obviously the former is what they’d rather have happen if the Heat are going to score.

    And besides…Iggy’s defense was good. He reacted to something that was completely unexpected, got a hand up, and Lebron just made a massive shot.

  • backboard

    right, lets rather discuss who the goat between mj, lbj and kb is. since we havent done that yet…. sigh

  • Happy

    You were so all over the place with your analogies that don’t fit, and random ramblings on.

    Your OJ analogy made absolutely no sense as it relates to Lebron. None at all. There is no parallel between public opinion on a murder case, and an athlete winning championships and awards. Criminal cases are won and lost on jury opinions. Championships are won by scores at the end of the game. Bottom line, your opinions about him don’t validate or invalidate what he’s accomplished. He’s a multiple Finals and regular season MVP. If you don’t know the difference between disliking someone and trying to invalidate their accomplishments, then you are a textbook hater. If that’s the case don’t ever compare me to you and Conor. I have a strong dislike for Jordan and Kobe, but I don’t try to lessen what they’ve done on the court. It’s not that serious to me.

  • pposse

    lmao but i was talking about the “fire” comment and how you don’t want to guess on what others are thinking or Bron’s alterior motives for playing with Wade. I think the analogy was just fine.

  • Sam

    How can you post that comment after that win

  • Sam

    OK, then give Phil Jackson all the credit for Jordan’s rings…people are so dumb man smh

  • C.M.G

    He is the best…….there should be nothing about second best in that sentence lol…

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