2. Greatness Will Not Be Denied
27.6 points, 8.3 assists and 10.4 rebounds per game doesn’t just come by chance. These all-around stats come in the form of greatness.
LeBron James’ greatness has been on full display since the postseason started. Evidence of this is plentiful. Not only has he loaded the box-score in all areas, he’s adjusted his game on a minute by minute basis depending on what his team needed at the current moment.
Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Chicago Bulls is brilliant example.
— NBA (@NBA) June 4, 2015
When head coach David Blatt called an out of bounds play for LeBron to be the inbounder, he waived it off, knowing he had to be the guy who took that ultra critical shot with his team down 2-1 in the series.
Furthermore, James’ field goal percentage during the postseason had dipped. After shooting .488 from the field during the regular season, James is now sporting a clip of .428.
The reason is solely due to him realizing he needed to be much more of a point getter than distributor.
Everybody knows LeBron is a “pass-first” baller. During these playoffs, and especially after the Kevin Love injury, he understood that mentality had to change to “shoot first” if his team had any chance of getting to this point.
It amazingly still doesn’t stop him from continuing his brilliance as a distributor, but now his team is better off for the change in mentality.