Posted by andrew5975 on 6/18/2013 1:07:00 PM (view original):
LeBron played so horribly? Are the expectations really so high that he goes out and averages 27, 9, and 7 and it's considered he played horribly? In game 6 LeBron had 27, 19, and 10! Anybody else could have 27, 19, and 10 and everybody would be saying what a great game he had, but LeBron does it, and nobody cares. He had two games in the series where he had 35 or more points. Game 5 the Celtics just took him out of the game mentally, as I said before they bullied him into quitting. He didn't make a conscious decision to not give the effort necessary to win. He wasn't mentally as strong as he needed to be back then.
did you even watch that series against boston, or are you just looking back at some stats on your computer? that was the least aggressive lebron james ive ever watched...even less aggressive than against dallas in the finals 2 seasons ago. lebron sat outside and shot jumpers the vast majority of the series. in their 4 losses...he shot a combined 25/68...37%. and that includes the game he completely quit...game 5...IN CLEVELAND...where he was 3/14 from the field. clevelands other 4 starters...antawn jamison, shaquille oneal, mo williams and anthony parker all had as many or more baskets than lebron did in that game...how does that even happen?!?! it happened because the series was tied at 2 and the cavs were playing at home and lebron said to himself..."crap, if we win this one we might win the series...and ive already got that plane ticket to miami...i better completely take this game off to make sure i dont miss that shindig at wade's crib next week"...and as for the players the cavs brought in during the lebron era...lebron himself signed off on a majority of those transactions...i dont blame people for not knowing that...but unless you live here...you dont realize...the cavs didnt do much of anything without lebrons blessing. and i fault the cavs for that...the organization needs to make the business decisions and leave the the players to handling the business on the court...but they didnt want to **** off their superstar so they basically let him run the team
Really? This is the thought process of LeBron haters. So a series where LeBron had 3 huge games he was less aggressive than he was in a series where he was the team's 3rd leading scorer and took the 3rd most shots? In the Mavs series he took 90 shots and 20 free throws, in the Celtics series he took 114 shots and 70 free throws. The free throw attempts alone let you know he was far more aggressive in the Celtics series. He also rebounded better and got more assists in the Celtics series. He had 3 huge games, I don't know how taking 24 shots and scoring 35 points while throwing in 7 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals, and 2 blocks for good measure is not being aggressive, or how scoring 38 points on 22 shots, with 8 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 steal and a block isn't being aggressive, or how taking 21 shots and getting 27 points, 19 rebounds, and 10 assists, with 3 steals shows a lack of effort. The fact that he had 9 turnovers, shows that he was trying to do too much in game 6. But I know, since you have this consipracy theory in your head you will say he had all those turnovers on purpose trying to sabotage the game.
I also don't understand how winning the Celtic series would have prevented him from leaving if he wanted to. If his plan was to leave Cleveland, why would it matter if they won or lost that series? Are you saying he couldn't possibly justify leaving if the Cavs somehow won the title? There's no championship clause in NBA contracts.
If you want to say he quit in game 5, then cool, but let's be realistic and not just spout whatever comes to our minds to make our claims stronger.
6/18/2013 1:50 PM (edited)