LeBron James Thinks He Set the Bar Too High for Himself

by April 22, 2013

Imagine being so good, that even when you’re spectacular, fans and media expect you to do more. Welcome to LeBron James’s world. LBJ jokingly lamented that he’s been so great this season, that he’s bound to let people down when he doesn’t post astronomical numbers every game. Per Fox Sports: “When you have a game like that, what can you do?’ Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jim Boylan said after his Bucks fell 110-87 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series. “’ thought Luc (Mbah a Moute) battled him well. I thought Marquis (Daniels) battled him, tried to make him as uncomfortable as possible. The guy’s the best player in the world right now. So what can you do? You just tip your hat to him.’ At least Boylan can take solace in knowing James never had shot a better percentage from the field in 115 previous playoff games. He was 9 of 11 for 81.8 percent while having a near triple-double with 27 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in 35 minutes. […] Even James sometimes can’t comprehend the levels he reaches. ‘I’m setting the bar actually too high for myself, to come out here and shoot what I did tonight, 9 of 11, and the games I’ve been shooting,’ James said. ‘If I go 9 for 18, then you guys look at me crazy.’ Yeah, by James standards, 50 percent would be pretty crummy. James now has shot 69.6 percent in the past 10 overall games he has played, never having gone below 58. A staggering five times during the stretch he’s been above 70 percent. James’ 11 field-goal attempts Sunday were a career playoff low. One reason he’s performing so well is he has so many weapons around him that he can be quite selective in his shot selection. ‘We have so many threats out on the floor, it allows me to just play without any stress because I know guys on our team can make plays with or without me on the floor,’ said James, helped out Sunday by 20 points from Ray Allen, 16 courtesy of Dwyane Wade and 15 from Chris Bosh.”