Pat Riley says LeBron James does not need a go-to movePosted by Inside Hoops
Does an NBA superstar need some sort of clearly-defined go-to move? A first-option offensive maneuver that the player almost always tries to execute before he allows the defense to force him to try something else?
Pat Riley says no. Not if a player’s entire game is one giant go-to entity of sheer awesomeness.
Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports:
As difficult as the ending was for the Miami Heat just over a week ago, coming up two victories short against the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals, the Heat’s president said Tuesday he does not envision the need for dramatic changes.That includes the need for LeBron James to reinvent himself, as some have suggested.
“He’s got a go-to game. He doesn’t have to have a go-to move,” Riley said during an informal season-ending media session at AmericanAirlines Arena. “I mean, I love reading all the people who’ve never coached in their life, that all of a sudden became experts about he needed a ‘go-to.’ He’s got a go-to game.
“He knows what he needs to do to get better as a player. He’s 26 years old and I think there’s another huge upside for him.”
LeBron is definitely capable of scoring at will when he actively and aggressively attacks the rim. But when he just stands outside like he did for stretches of the Finals? Not so much.
What’s your opinion? Read fan reaction and discuss it in this forum topic.