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Old 10-10-2012, 01:05 PM   #22
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Default Re: Lebron "Clutchness": Let's take a walk down the memory lane

Originally Posted by ripthekik
So it appears that Lebron fans are now calling him Clutch. Is it true? It seems people are quite forgetful sometimes.. let's take a look back in history:

Part 1: Passing up last shots. He has been doing this throughout his Cleveland days. I'm sure everyone remembers the news.. every time Lebron would pass up the final shot.. allowing his teammate to force up a bad shot.

Lebron James Passes Up Last Shot vs Utah Jazz (HD):

Lebron James Passes Up Key Shot at 2012 All Star Game (HD)

Udonis Haslem misses last shot in 4th Quarter vs Boston in Game 4 (2012 East Finals)

Part 2: Quiting

LeBron James 2010 ECS Game 5: 15/6/7 vs. Boston Celtics.

Part 3: 2011 Finals

2011 NBA Finals Remix

LeBron James 8-point game in NBA Finals 2011

LeBron James turns in the biggest choke job of the 2012 NBA season (vs LA Clippers)

Wade Hits Game Winner In OT After Lebron Chokes Again
Lebron misses with 20 secs left, Wade comes up to get the ball, tells everyone including Lebron to GTFO of his way, and proceeded to hit the gamewinner.

There's tons more videos, news articles, but I'm sure this is enough for us to all remember who Lebron really is as a player.

Feel free to add yours thoughts, or add more videos.

Since you included that Clippers game, which was about Lebron in the last 5 minutes of a close game, I guess that is what you are defining as clutch.

So, here is 2012's stats for last 5 minutes (with the score within 3 points either way). Lebron was:

- 5th in scoring rate (with the 3rd highest FG percentage amongst the top 10 in scoring rate)
- Top 20 in assist rate
- Number 1 in rebound rate for his position (and Top 20 overall)

...he was easily the most impressive in that regard in the whole league. Kyrie's scoring is higher, but his assist rate is half of Lebron's, and he had more turnovers than assists.
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