Dwyane Wade Says LeBron James is Now a ‘Totally Different Player’

by June 18, 2012

Our eyes and the numbers appear to support Dwyane Wade’s argument that LeBron James is playing at a much higher level this year during the championship round. Per the Palm Beach Post: “In the 2011 Finals, LeBron James attempted 20 free throws in six games. In the 2012 Finals, he has attempted 29 free throws in three games. In the 2011 Finals, James took 90 shots the entire series. He already taken 69. In the 2011 Finals, he scored 107 points. He has already scored 91. ‘Yeah, he’s a totally different player,’ Dwyane Wade said. ‘Obviously up until The Finals last year he was having an amazing playoffs. He had a game (Game 3 of the Finals) where he struggled and he kind of let that get into his mind a little bit, and he was thinking too much. Now he’s playing, he’s on attack, and being very aggressive. When he puts his head down to go to the rim, you have no other choice but to foul him or he’s going to finish…. He’s playing aggressive, and that’s the difference obviously from last year to this year, and the difference in our team.'”