Have you seen his numbers against some of these teams?
- 12ppg, 3.3rpg and 4.3apg with 26 percent shooting vs Boston
- 19.3ppg,4.3rpg and 5.7apg with 37 percent shooting vs Orlando
We KILL LeBron when they lose to these teams, yet never kill Wade? Can we give LeBron some credit for at least keeping them in games they play these guys while Wade stinks it up?
Wade doesn't have the hype of LeBron. He isn't a two-time MVP, he didn't leave the team that drafted him out in the cold. He made his "decision" in a classless manner, so the fans, the media, what have you treat him that way. There is also a belief that he took a team that may not win fifteen games this year to the number one record in the NBA and should put a stacked team over the top. The fact is the Heat are not tough enough, LeBron included, to get it done right now.
Most of the time I see it as an arguement. The underlining aguement is that Lebron James is the best player in the league and is unstoppable, everything he does is great, he has no flaws, blah blah blah. To be honest I thonk he is the best, he has the most talent, and contributes in the most categories. What he is not is the smartest player in the NBA. I think he is like a big kid. Thats where NBA players attack him, on his integrity, on his understanding of the game, on his predictability. Thats how Anthony and Stoudemire stopped him in the clutch. So when this great, super, best player in the league gets stopped by 2 mere superstars obviously we are going to either say I told you so, or explain why the great Lebron didnt score. Thats how most of us act, either hate him or love hm.
There is also the question of how clutch is he? He had the game against Detroit a few years ago where he scored a billion points in Overtime, and he hit the game winner against Orlando in a series where his team got spanked overall. He does not have the killer instinct that the greats had, including Kobe who could go up 20 on a team and put the gas to the floor. Think about the Boston series last year, he floundered. Think back to Orlando two years ago...I think there were three games in that series where the Cavs went up at least twenty and the Magic came back and won, at least one of those games were at the Q as well.
See once again the title was about Wade and for whatever reason Lebron is the topic of discussion. Wade as 5 of 15 in that game against New York, I dont even have to check I looked after the game and thought, "Oh thats why Lebron had the ball in the clutch".
Lebron does have a killer instinct u don't score 27 straight points against a great defensive team at the time on accident he's just not as prevalent with it as Kobe and Carmelo
Most of these close losses LeBron has had the ball in his hands towards the end, so it's easy to target LeBron.
Thank you for bringing this up Knicksboy1, Wade is definitely the biggest problem with the Heat. He still hasn't figured out how to play without the ball.
We blame Lebron because he keeps having the ball in his hands at the end of these games. More blame should be placed at the feet of Coach Spolestra. You can't draw up a play between Wade,Bosh, and LBJ??? A simple pick and roll maybe???
Wade has proven to be clutch, and as a Heat fan Pre-Lebron, i hate that Spoelstra is trying to make it Lebrons team!!! Last time i checked Lebron is chasing what Wade already has an thats a champonship!!! Wade clearly has the killer instinct that Lebron lacks an he has taken over games in pressure situations time after time. I guess people have 4gotten Wade took a Heat team lacking alot of talent and pretty much single handidly took out the Mavericks in the finals. Give Wade the damn ball because clearly Lebron just doesn't have it in him to hit that big shot!!! You cant just tell a guy to be clutch, its something that has to be inside him and Lebron just doesnt have it. Eric Spoelstra in the clutch....JUST GIVE WADE THE DAMN BALL!!!!
"Most of the time I see it as an arguement. The underlining aguement is that Lebron James is the best player in the league and is unstoppable, everything he does is great, he has no flaws, blah blah blah. To be honest I thonk he is the best, he has the most talent, and contributes in the most categories. What he is not is the smartest player in the NBA. I think he is like a big kid. Thats where NBA players attack him, on his integrity, on his understanding of the game, on his predictability. Thats how Anthony and Stoudemire stopped him in the clutch. So when this great, super, best player in the league gets stopped by 2 mere superstars obviously we are going to either say I told you so, or explain why the great Lebron didnt score. Thats how most of us act, either hate him or love hm."
I would like to know what I said wrong here? Anybody wanna explain...
Lebron may be argubly the best player in NBA but he is not even in the top ten in best scorer. He is limited offensively and because he can do a lot of things and is physically gifted, people overlook this. Melo was said to not be a superstar and was not worth it. Melo like Kobe can be clutch and score points when his team needs it. Each of these guys has millions of ways to score. Lebron only has a few. I can tell you if Melo had the ball one on one like Lebron did, he would have probably scored or been fouled. Lebron scores and does a lot of stuff but he is not very clutch. I will not say that he is a dumb player.
He is very smart but also very prideful and that is why he has yet to get better at some things he should. Lebron should have been has a post game. Melo came into the League with a post game, taking people off the dribble, mid range game. He was not a great 3 point shooter but still made at least 30 percent. Lebron just started getting a decent perimeter shot in the last 3 years. I am not saying that he is not great but he could be better. God blessed this man with a lot of attributes to make close the perfect basketball player and it would appear he does not want to push himself to reach that greatness. Compared to some players that were not given as much, he will be seen as great but compared to what he could be and also the other greats, he will be alright. He still has to catch Kobe and his 5 maybe 6 or more rings.
LeBron is one of the smartest players in the game, did someone really question that? Offensively he is one of the best talents around, with the low post a massive weakness, maybe the only weakness right now, and even that's improving out of sight. LeBron is a clutch player WHEN he wants to be, but other times he seems like it doesn't matter to him the result of the game. In the playoffs though, he does what he wants when he wants when he's healthy.
LeBron does not make smart decisions in the clutch compared to other elite players. Its ok to say, he is still the best player in the league, the one player who the majority of people would most like to have on their team. Miami is 2-7 in three point games if Lebron is the best player in the league then he is the best player on that team, which means its his responsibility first and foremost to step it up.