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It so laughable how many

It so laughable how many people act as if Game 5 of the 2010 ECSF is how Lebron plays every game.

People sure do forget alot of other ball games.

Lebron never disappears in the 4th quarter. He almost won the the 2009 ECF single handidly. He won the 2007 ECF single handidly. He is clutch. He just wasnt good at all, one time, on game. Get over yourselves.

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Lebron chokes big time

he just complains that his arm hurts and blames it on that.

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No, the media blamed it on

No, the media blamed it on that.

Because the media were the biggest lebron d riders until he went to the heat and became hated by everyone.

Its funny how stupid people are, and you are one of them.

I want to hear a "Lebron isnt clutch" arguement, without the use of the following words

ECSF Game 5

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It's funny how Lebron's arm pain went away

after the playoffs. Must be a seasonal condition that flares up around april-may.

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Clutch doesn't just mean

Clutch doesn't just mean hitting the game winning shot or being able to make foul shots with the game on the line. Clutch is whose hands do you want the ball in at the end of a game? Ray Allen is not doing anything with the ball at the end of a game if he has to bring the ball up the court and initiate the offense. But Allen is one of the best clutch shooters to ever live. LeBron has had the ball in his hands in every single clutch moment his team has ever played in from the time he was a 19 year old rookie to even now on a team with Bosh and Wade. There is only 2 other people I would rather have the ball then Lebron.

It;s like the same people leaving Lebron off this list will put Dirk in their top 5? WTF? You would really rather have Dirk with the ball then Lebron at the end of a game?

And Manu def deserves honorable mention he is as clutch as they come.

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^I completely agree.

^I completely agree.

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"Clutch doesn't just mean

"Clutch doesn't just mean hitting the game winning shot or being able to make foul shots with the game on the line."

That's true, but let's not undervalue just how much it means when a player doesn't think twice about taking that game winning shot. Let's not undervalue a player that'll take that shot time and time again with confidence... And come through. Let's not undervalue the player that wants that ball. Let's not undervalue the player that steps up to the line with ease and makes those free-throws. Those are VERY important factors when determining a player who's clutch.

Of course I wouldn't want Dirk handling the ball over LeBron's (that's not Dirk's game), but I'd rather Dirk take the game winning shot over LeBron. IF there were a few seconds on the clock to isolate and shoot, I'm going with Dirk over LeBron to take that shot.

I'd go with Kobe, Melo, Dirk, Wade, Nash, Pierce over LeBron to take that final shot.

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some people must be retarded

@doublenickel....nobody will ever be uglier than Charlie V in this league....

@anyonewhodoesn'thavecarmeloontheirlist......f*ckin kill yourself.....

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During a game vs Boston last

During a game vs Boston last season... LeBron was struggling significantly from the free-throw line. He'd missed like ten free-throws (double check me because I didn't do research).

After being significantly outplayed by Boston for majority of the game, the Cavs battled all of the way back in the fourth quarter (LeBron led the comeback!) and the Cavs were down two with like less than 8 seconds left. LeBron had the ball on the fast break (open lane to the basket) and the Celtics were in the penalty. LeBron, 6' 8" 250 best athlete in NBA history, pulls up for a *three-pointer* and clanks it. Celtics win the game.

That's just one example of LeBron in the final moments of a clutch situation. Led the comeback (making him clutch in some people's eyes) and then took the easy way out and took a three pointer because he did NOT want to get put on the line.

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Carmelo

he's slowly putting a clutch resume together that can f*ck with Kobe's.....just wait til he is on a contending team and it will be proven.....

(waits for haters to point me down)....

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Of course there are specific

Of course there are specific instances when he didn't make the right decision in the clutch, but that's true for everyone.

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To be honest... I don't see

To be honest... I don't see any difference between LeBron in the first quarter and LeBron in the fourth quarter. He's the same player. He's just being himself... Driving into the lane, etc.

However, during that final possession... He shrinks. Look at his body language, eyes, shot selection, etc. It changes. He looses his calm/cool demeanor. I've seen him pass the ball. Step up to the line without confidence. I've seen him take long jumpers because he didn't want to get fouled and put on the line (where he's a mid 70's shooter).

He's a clutch player, just not the guy I want taking the shot in a final possession.

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yes

if I'm the heat Wade is getting the ball 99 out of 100 times and the other time its going to Mario Chalmers.....

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Midwestscout you're better

Midwestscout you're better then that, Mario Chalmers? The dude can't even play himself on the court in Miami with no good PG's on the roster. And the Heat and Coach Spo who has coached Wade the last few years exclusively is going with Lebron most of the time in the clutch so what does that tell you?

@IndianaBasketball if we were talking "Clutch Shooters" then i would take Dirk over Lebron. But "Clutch" involves moments of play when the game is on the line. And in that Boston game the whole 4th quarter was clutch. Yes LeBron did miss that final shot but didn't you just talk about wanting a player who wouldn't hesitate to take the final shot? Did Bron hesitate to pull up for the 3 when he could of went to the lane for the tie? LeBron wanted to put the nail in the coffin by hitting that 3 and not just tie the game i can't blame him for that it takes guts to even take that shot. And what about the turn around 3 fading away with less then a second on the clock that he drilled?

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Brandon Roy has made like 10

Brandon Roy has made like 10 buzzer beaters this year and seems to be almost automatic when he takes them but that doesn't make him the most clutch player in the league. Because when it comes down to it with under 3 minutes left in a close game LeBron will put that game away before Roy does.

And Melo is indeed one of the most clutch players in the league, I don't know if he's building a resume better then Kobe (See: 6 rings) but he is def building a winning resume.

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I didn't see it that way.I

I didn't see it that way.

I saw a player who'd been struggling badly from the line and didn't want to drive the lane and be put on the line to sink two free-throws to tie the game (much more pressure and difficult shots).

Attempting that three-pointer was the easy way out... IF he misses it, people say, "Well... He went for the kill and it was a tough shot."

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Summary of posts:

1. Kobe 2. Melo 3. Wade 4. Pierce 5. Dirk 6. Roy 7. D.Williams 8. Allen 9. Billups 10. Fisher 11. Nash, 12. Ginobli, 13. Amare, 14. Durant, 15. Lebron

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Top 15 Clutch Players

1. Kobe 2. Melo 3. Wade 4. Pierce 5. Dirk 6. Roy 7. D.Williams 8. Allen 9. Billups 10. Fisher 11. Nash, 12. Ginobli, 13. Amare, 14. Durant, 15. Lebron

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mike bibby was pretty clutch

mike bibby was pretty clutch on the kings

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I think we all have diffrent

I think we all have diffrent prespective on things, I think Lebron body language says he wants the ball in the in crunch time.. IMO he seems to step his game up in the 4th quarter and its easy to question players shot selection in hindsight.. Basketball is such a fast game and as fans we can always say a player should have down this or that... People also forgot aganist the Celtics Lebron was locking up Pierce, which is not a easy task.. If anybody who every played basketball knows it takes a special athlete to carry a team offensively and lock down the other teams BEST player... Personally I think is resume in the 4th quarter speaks for itself...

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