Originally Posted by Kawhi m8
Reminds me of 2015 tbh
LeBron averaged like 3 points in the 4th Q's of the '14 Finals. Also, he only played ~6 minutes a games. His worst shooting quarter was also the 4th Q. So, how was he padding in the 4th, when he barely scored/played and he did it so on worse efficiency than the first 3 Q's?
You calling another player a statpadder is Ironic AF, considering Ilt Chokerlain was the GOAT statpadder.
Pretty much describes Ilt's career again. Dude was a legendary statpadder. Stopped playing defense whenever there was a chance of him fouling out and never played to win. He only cared about his stats. Before you go on a massive inane rant, the mental midget himself admitted all this.
LeBron was purposefully slowing down the pace. You don't win against the Warriors (with a garbage ass team no less) playing run and gun ball. They're gonna out shoot you and destroy you. The Cavs would've lost in 4 straight blowouts if they played uptempo basketball.
He couldn't hand over the playmaking duties to others nor was he able to let others make decisions, because they're low IQ players. Shump and JR were terrible and can't create for others. Delly had a hard time bringing the ball up court. Actually, Shump is a below average playmaker, but the other two are worse than garbage.
The game in which Mozgov put up 28 points, the Cavs lost by 21 points. LeBron struggled shooting the ball, but he did have 20/12/8. 12 rebounds and 8 assists (oh wait, rebounds and assists only matter when it's Bird). Delly went 3-14, JR 2-12, Shump 2-9, JJ 0-3, etc.. A combined 18% FG%. Literally no one could hit a shot. To top it off, the Warriors went small and Moz couldn't guard anyone on the court. Bogut was benched and Green was playing at the C.
You're blaming LeBron for Moz not getting more involved in game 5 after the 28 point game, when in fact, the COACH played him 9 minutes. He played over 30 minutes in game 6 and LeBron got him involved. Dude put up 17/12/4.
For the series, the 3 guys who played the 3rd, 4th, and 5th highest minutes managed to score a combined 25.5 points on sub 40% TS. 29% FG% and 28% 3pt%.
LeBron James finished the 2015 NBA Finals with averages of 35.8 points, 13.3 rebounds, and 8.8 assists per game.
LeBron James is the first player in NBA Finals history to lead both teams in points, assists and rebounds for the entire series.
Without James on the floor, Clevelandís field goal percentage dropped for 40% to 17%, and itís offensive efficiency fell from 97.3 to 50.9.
According to Tom Haberstroh of ESPN, James accounted for 38.3% of Cleveland's points in the Finals, the second-highest percentage of team points in Finals history. He is edged only by Michael Jordan scoring 38.4% of the Bulls' points in the 1993 Finals, which Chicago won.
He was responsible for an average of 57.7 points per game on points he either scored or assisted on; which in turn, accounted for 62% of the Cavaliersís points in the NBA Finals.
According to ESPN Stats & Information, by pulling the Elo Ratings for each team to make the NBA Finals before the series began, and taking into account a teamís home-court advantage, it was able to project each teamís chances of winning prior to the Finals. What was discovered was that Jamesí teams had the lowest expected winning percentage ó 37% ó out of any of the other players on this list. If you consider that James still managed to win two titles with those odds stacked against him, the four losses donít seem so terrible. And if we look at the 2015 Finals by itself, weíll realize that James did was pretty much unprecedented.
ďIf we look at a multi-year Statistical Plus/Minus talent projection for every NBA Finals team, this Cavs team ranks as the ninth-least talented NBA finalist since 1985. (By contrast, Clevelandís opponents, the mighty Golden State Warriors, rank as the 14th-most talented.) Remove James, and things get even more dire; his supporting cast ranks as the third-worst team carried by its best player to the NBA Finals since 1985.Ē
If you were to take Jamesís talent rating (6.6) and replace it with that of the league-average player (0.0), the Cavaliersís talent rating would dwindle to -0.1. So what the King ended up doing was carrying one of the three-worst supporting casts in NBA history to within two games of a championship. Of course, what we forgot to mention was that FiveThirtyEight also determined that these Golden State Warriors finished the year with the second-highest peak Elo Rating (1822) in NBA history and third-highest Composite Elo Rating of all time (1796), making them one of the best basketball teams ever. And what James did against them remarkable.
When LeBron was NOT on the floor, JR Smith, Matthew Dellavedova, James Jones and Iman Shumpert DID NOT MAKE A SHOT in the NBA Finals
Without LeBron James on the floor this series.
JR Smith 0/9 FG
Delly 0/7 FG
J. Jones 0/3 FG
Shumpert 0/2 FG
Total 0/21 FG