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    His peak in terms of offensive skill set, tbh. Amazing run.

    Up until he quit on his team and visibly threw his teammates under the bus in a still winnable game one of the finals.

    After what was predominantly an iconic performance, and the best game of his life, against the best possible competition he could face.

    Kind of like a 6 foot 8 250 pound version of Allen Iverson‘s one man performance against a goliath in the 2001 Shaq and Kobe led Lakers. Only difference? Allen Iverson is a warrior and has the heart of a Champion … whereas Bron rolled over and quit.

    When the going gets tough, LeBron gets to quitting and running, probably a genetic trait from his father bailing on his responsibilities.

    Basically a microcosm of him as a player and his career.

    After he passed out what would’ve been the game-winning shot with a little Steph Curry guarding him, and threw it to a much less suspecting player who shouldn’t have shouldered that pressure, and wasn’t having the game of his life.

    When he himself forgot there was a time out remaining as well, but made it everybody else’s fault … like the coward he is.

    And then proceeded to pout and leave in the middle of a post game press conference.

    And then to end the series quit after game one, and showed up in the final game press conference with his wife’s stocking wrapped around his hand, acting like it was broken.

    Shame he ended such an amazing playoff run on such a shitty note.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteKyrie View Post
    His peak in terms of offensive skill set, tbh. Amazing run.

    Up until he quit on his team and visibly threw his teammates under the bus in a still winnable game one of the finals.

    After what was predominantly an iconic performance, and the best game of his life, against the best possible competition he could face.

    Kind of like a 6 foot 8 250 pound version of Allen Iverson‘s one man performance against a goliath in the 2001 Shaq and Kobe led Lakers. Only difference? Allen Iverson is a warrior and has the heart of a Champion … whereas Bron rolled over and quit.

    When the going gets tough, LeBron gets to quitting and running, probably a genetic trait from his father bailing on his responsibilities.

    Basically a microcosm of him as a player and his career.

    After he passed out what would’ve been the game-winning shot with a little Steph Curry guarding him, and threw it to a much less suspecting player who shouldn’t have shouldered that pressure, and wasn’t having the game of his life.

    When he himself forgot there was a time out remaining as well, but made it everybody else’s fault … like the coward he is.

    And then proceeded to pout and leave in the middle of a post game press conference.

    And then to end the series quit after game one, and showed up in the final game press conference with his wife’s stocking wrapped around his hand, acting like it was broken.

    Shame he ended such an amazing playoff run on such a shitty note.
    That's not what genetic traits are.

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    Truly incredible meltdown by coach over a completely innocuous thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShawkFactory View Post
    That's not what genetic traits are.
    No but itís what a joke is, numb nuts.

    Either way, both get to running when the going gets tough

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteKyrie View Post
    No but it’s what a joke is, numb nuts.

    Either way, both get to running when the going gets tough
    Reminds me of when you ran when that CP3 FMVP thread backfired on you. You eventually came back with an alt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1987_Lakers View Post
    Reminds me of when you ran when that CP3 FMVP thread backfired on you. You eventually came back with an alt.
    He also abandoned his main and had epic meltdowns on various alts when LeBron won his fourth ring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteKyrie View Post
    No but it’s what a joke is, numb nuts.

    Either way, both get to running when the going gets tough
    Have your joke at least make sense

    But yes. Lebron does seem to care more about what others think than other ATGs, aside from Shaq maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShawkFactory View Post
    Have your joke at least make sense

    But yes. Lebron does seem to care more about what others think than other ATGs, aside from Shaq maybe.
    Durant and Jordan cared just as much if not more.

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    Biggest carry job of all time.

    This is what happened in the conference finals:



    And in the first round that went to 7 games, he didn't have a single teammate score 20 points in a game in any of those 7 games.
    Stuck between those 2 series? A 2nd round sweep against the 59 win Raptors, in which LeBron averaged 34.0 ppg on .553, 8.3 rpg, 11.3 apg, 1.8 spg, 1.0 bpg and a buzzer beating game winner.
    What a friggin beast.

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    Overrated imo. LeBron's competition was pretty weak in those playoffs, and overall, he was a better player in Miami. That opening game vs the Warriors though....You could argue its the BEST performance of his career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadDogg View Post
    Overrated imo. LeBron's competition was pretty weak in those playoffs, and overall, he was a better player in Miami. That opening game vs the Warriors though....You could argue its the BEST performance of his career.
    Agreed. On everything. But that was his smoothest season ever from an offensive skill perspective. 2008 - 2010, 2012 - 2014, and 2018. Best LeBron seasons and most aesthetically pleasing. Competition in dollars 2018 playoffs in the east of whack as ****, anyone overrating is absurd. They still had K Love and JR Smith. In the conference finals faced Scary Terry Celtics without their best player and still got taken seven. Kyrie plays and the series is over in 6 in Boston’s favor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGoatest View Post
    Biggest carry job of all time.

    This is what happened in the conference finals:



    And in the first round that went to 7 games, he didn't have a single teammate score 20 points in a game in any of those 7 games.
    Stuck between those 2 series? A 2nd round sweep against the 59 win Raptors, in which LeBron averaged 34.0 ppg on .553, 8.3 rpg, 11.3 apg, 1.8 spg, 1.0 bpg and a buzzer beating game winner.
    What a friggin beast.
    What should this picture accomplish?
    Without knowing the full stats this would either mean the Cavs were net negative throughout the series or had deeper scoring in their rotation. 33ppg don't win you games by themself in a 100ppg league. You still need other players to score another 67. The Celtics obviously were neither as top heavy nor as deep as the Cavs, just more balanced between their first 6 players and that's only judging by this picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteKyrie View Post
    Agreed. On everything. But that was his smoothest season ever from an offensive skill perspective. 2008 - 2010, 2012 - 2014, and 2018. Best LeBron seasons and most aesthetically pleasing. Competition in dollars 2018 playoffs in the east of whack as ****, anyone overrating is absurd. They still had K Love and JR Smith. In the conference finals faced Scary Terry Celtics without their best player and still got taken seven. Kyrie plays and the series is over in 6 in Boston’s favor.
    You serious? JR Smith averaged 9 ppg on 35 fg%, Love averaged 15 ppg on 39 fg%

    Celtics were better without Kyrie. 26-11 record without Kyrie Irving between the 2018 and 2019. 78-49 with him, which is a lower win percentage.

    Love had an atrocious postseason and missed games 6 & 7 vs Boston. LeBron by himself beat a superior team.

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    The greatest playoff run of all time, bar none.


    Never seen a player so effortlessly dominate.

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