The guy who's now on his way to losing his 5th, of 8, Finals, who has scored a whole 11 points through three games in the 4th quarter so far. Who has had more than a handful of finals games where he's scored ZERO in the 4th quarter. I could chart what he's done in the final minutes of Finals games, which I promise you isn't clutch, and show you why and how he's lost 5 Finals appearances. Again, hell just look at what he's done so far in this series as I pointed out. (11 points in 36 4th quarter minutes). heckuva clutch player there. He's played in the weak butt East his whole career. He's never had much of a challenge outside of playing the mid to late Boston teams and the 2013-2015 Pacers teams. Those stats from those links are against teams in early rounds they should have been beating anyways.
No more hating than you fanboy'ing the guy. No mid range game. No post game, which is absolutely embarrassing for a guy his size. His only real go to is to lower his shoulder and run through the defender, which if called offensive charge like it should be, what's left to his game besides being good in fastbreaks/transition. Sure, he'll have his nights hitting a few 3's, but who in the league doesn't? OVERRATED!
1) And? Jordan played every minute - 48 - of the "flu" game and hit the final shot to win the game and the title in 97'. The greats don't defer when the seat gets hot. Just like Durant coming down in the last 45 seconds of the game and busting Lebrons % to go ahead with his 3 pointer. Do you really think Durant is coming down and looking to pass the ball in those moments? Where has Tristan been? Really? They barely use him in pick and roll situations, he's mainly been used to pick for Lebron and Kyrie in isolation situations. It's hard to be involved in the game when the offense being ran (ISO) is forcing him out of the paint, so his stat filling teammates can keep trying to 1 on 1 the GS defenders. Tristan is being pulled away from where could be at and making plays. Getting only 1-3 shots a night is not on him, especially when Kyrie, Lebron, Love, JR, and Korver are all wanting to brick 3 pointers all night.
2) HAHAH.... You don't think Love sitting around the 3 point line all game has anything to do with them being inefficient? You take one of the best low post big men in the game, and sit him on the 3 point line and expect him to go to work? The guy went 1-9, with 7 of those 9 being 3 pointers!?!?! As I stated in the previous post, he's literally the easiest guy in the NBA to guard now. Cleveland has practically ruined the guy. Again, they are committing suicide by trying to out shoot a great shooting team instead of beating Draymond, Pachulia, and Durant up down low with Love, Thompson, and James. They are playing soft and stupid, and are getting beat in both phases (outside and down low). There is no reason that GS should be beating the Cavs in paint points, and they aren't only getting beat, but they are getting beaten decisively.
This doesn't even take into account how lazy Cleveland, as a whole, has been on defense as well.
3) See 2... No they can't, ISO is garbage against good teams like GS who can actually guard well against it. That % worked against the EC teams because they out talented everybody, but against GS who can actually man up against it, they are getting exposed. GS doesn't really have to do much other than get off basic screens and protect the 3 point line. GS has it pretty easy defensively. Kyrie or Lebron is either attacking the lane, or they are kicking out for 3's. How hard is that to defend?
Back to the point I made in 2, I would have Draymond and Pachulia in foul trouble early on with Love, who Draymond couldn't defend 1 on 1 on the block, and Thompson doing the same on Pachulia. I would be as physical as possible with GS down low, get those guys in foul trouble and look for free buckets, while also slowing the game down. But again, they'd much rather shoot ~half of their total shots behind the 3 point line.
4) Not sure where being a great passer means they can run/direct an offense. Driving and kicking isn't running/directing an offense nor does it mean he's a great passer, or you're trying to say there are a lot of great passers in the league to which I will agree based off what you believe then.
Once they are either swept tonight, or done in 5 in Oakland, the excuses and crying will continue regardless. It just further proves he's nothing more than a good NBA player whose been overhyped by the league, and the media. It's a wrap for Lebron...