Originally Posted by griffmoney1784
assists arnt always good.
I have always considered Lebron James "assists" ala Stephon Marbury-esque or Steve Francis-esque. I mean at their peaks they were what 9 assists type of guys but you would never say that those 9 assists are similar to a Kidd or a Nash having 9 assists.
Truly great play makers/passers look to create plays out of nothing. LeBron, not so much. He's either going to drive into the lane or throw it out for a cop-out assist.
LeBron almost always passes the ball if he knows it will lead to an assist.
I rarely ever see him make the "hockey assist".
As great as LeBron's passing ability is said to be and how unselfish he is said to be based on his assist numbers, he tends to only pass if he will get that assist. LeBron pretty much refuses to pass just for the sake of ball movement and moving the defense, which is not a good thing at all when teams are packing in the lane. The good thing is that I have been seeing vast improvements in that area for the past couple of games.