Originally Posted by riseagainst
but that's not choking. If you lose in the first round, you just wasn't good enough in the first place. But to make it all the way to the finals and then drop off significantly in production or missing crucial shots/freethrows is definitely choking.
Yes, I agree, all players should just lose in the first round in the playoffs on purpose, because then fans like you will just say "Eh, they weren't good enough anyway".
So I will now relay this information to LA and Miami next year...that if Kobe, Dwight, Lebron, and Wade care about their legacies, they will lose in the first round of the playoffs next year.