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Old 06-15-2007, 01:36 AM   #31
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Default Re: LeBron shot 35.5% in the Finals

I dont give a fucc if Lebron is paired up with a prime Shaq or the friggin '86 Celtics, still not gonna make him shoot better from the perimeter, period. His outside shooting was just plain terrible. All the help in the world doesn't change that fact.
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Old 06-15-2007, 01:39 AM   #32
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Wade's man plays a lot closer to him because his jumper has to be respected. You put Bowen 5 feet off Wade and he's going to light you up with midrange shots.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=oLe6bk6AtpE

Albeit it's a regular season game, but you get the picture. Wade's pull up mid range game has come so far. And it become especially deadly in crunchtime...


Lebron can shoot and pull up the occasional 28-30 footer, but seems very uncomforable shooting mid range....Once he gets that down pack, and continues to devolop a post game (there's no reason why he shouldn't been to abuse Bowen on the block)..He'll be awfuly hard to stop..

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Old 06-15-2007, 02:18 AM   #33
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Awful series from LeBron. No other way to put it. But I only see positives coming out of this. SA embarassed him in a lot of ways and I'm pretty sure LeBron wouldn't wanna look like that on the court again. I don't see how he doesn't work his ass off on that terrible jumper and some post moves over the summer. He NEEDS do. More teams will begin guarding him like SA from next season onwards. It's up to LeBron to change that.
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Old 06-15-2007, 02:35 AM   #34
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Interesting take on Lebrons shot from Rick Barry.

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"First of all he has a major flaw in his shot that needs to be corrected," Rick Barry said, referring to James. "He has no idea how to use a screen effectively. The guy has been in the league four years. There's no way - I mean, what are they teaching him? How could you have a player of his stature have a major flaw in his shot without someone working on it? How can a player of his stature and his ability not understand how to set his man up and use and read a screen properly? These are basic fundamentals of the game."

What precisely is it about James' jumper that's flawed?

"He has bad form," Rick Barry said. "He had that (Game 5 against Detroit) because he happened to get hot. LeBron is a streak shooter. He can never be a great, consistent shooter because he has a major flaw in his shot that doesn't allow him to repeat the motion of shooting the basketball properly every time. It is so obvious. It is astonishing that someone hasn't corrected it."

If Tony Parker can improve his J over a summer, Lebron can. All he needs is a good shooting coach to correct his form and work on his jumper with him all summer and he'll be fine. It just takes work. That, and to teach him to stop leaning back and fading on every shot.
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Old 06-15-2007, 02:41 AM   #35
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http://youtube.com/watch?v=oLe6bk6AtpE

Albeit it's a regular season game, but you get the picture. Wade's pull up mid range game has come so far. And it become especially deadly in crunchtime...


Lebron can shoot and pull up the occasional 28-30 footer, but seems very uncomforable shooting mid range....Once he gets that down pack, and continues to devolop a post game (there's no reason why he shouldn't been to abuse Bowen on the block)..He'll be awfuly hard to stop..

LeBron with post game and a better J...scary thought.

He has 4-5 more years before he enters his prime.

The guy will be scary if he keeps working and improves those aspects of his game. By scary, I mean reaaally scary..
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Old 06-15-2007, 02:56 AM   #36
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Interesting take on Lebrons shot from Rick Barry.



If Tony Parker can improve his J over a summer, Lebron can. All he needs is a good shooting coach to correct his form and work on his jumper with him all summer and he'll be fine. It just takes work. That, and to teach him to stop leaning back and fading on every shot.
Parkers jumper has been a work in progress since his rookie year extra slow set shot. It took him a long time full of extremely hard work to get his jumper to this point. It wasnt just one summer...

And why would Lebron be able to do it... PArker jumper was never nearly as flawed as James...JAmes has h orrible form and an inconsistent follow through... Sometimes it seems he like he shoots off anything but his fingetips...

I think James needs to break down his jumper and totally change it...
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Old 06-15-2007, 03:02 AM   #37
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He fades away without being covered
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Old 06-15-2007, 03:07 AM   #38
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Why do people always have to bring Kobe into a this?

Anyways, Lebron missed alot of shots, but the more troubling thing was that he passed up wide open looks. He had no confidence in his jumpshot. Of course people will say that he "plays the right way" or "gets his teammates involved".
To me, he looked like he was looking for someone to bail him out all series.

He kept kicking the ball out to players who were bricking shots just as much as he did. LeBron was getting the same looks as they were. Most "star" players want to take those shots that he was passing up -- they accept the challenge.
However LeBron seems to shy away all series. Where's the street hunger?
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Old 06-15-2007, 05:53 AM   #39
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Why do people always have to bring Kobe into a this?

Anyways, Lebron missed alot of shots, but the more troubling thing was that he passed up wide open looks. He had no confidence in his jumpshot. Of course people will say that he "plays the right way" or "gets his teammates involved".
To me, he looked like he was looking for someone to bail him out all series.

He kept kicking the ball out to players who were bricking shots just as much as he did. LeBron was getting the same looks as they were. Most "star" players want to take those shots that he was passing up -- they accept the challenge.
However LeBron seems to shy away all series. Where's the street hunger?


First, street hunger is a gay term.

Second, he didn't pass up COMPLETELY wide open shots like you said, stop exaggerating. They were giving him room for his J and he did look likehe lost confidence in his J, but it wasn't as bad as you made it out to be. He wasn't "looking for peopel to bail him out".

And check this thread, everyone except me and like one other is a Kobe fan, and you're asking why Kobe is mentioned? I've never seen this many replies in a row with guys who either has Kobe in their name or Kobe on their avartar. It's amazing, like 9 straight posts by Kobe fans, all we need is Eliteballer in here.
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Old 06-15-2007, 07:43 AM   #40
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Cavs got outplayed by a better team and Lebron played poorly. Not going to argue against that, as a Cavs fan I'm still very happy with this season though, and it won't be the last time you see Cleveland in the finals.
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Old 06-15-2007, 08:56 AM   #41
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Old 06-15-2007, 10:53 AM   #42
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Default Re: LeBron shot 35.5% in the Finals

the issues with Lebron's jumper have nothing to do with form. it has to do with confidence. Form is great for high school and college guys who just spot up and shoot but you could name a lot of guys with not so texbook form who can shoot lights out. Lebron should not have to win every game with jumpshots. there should be another player or players on his team to do that so he can focus on his strengths.

as far anyone calling this man a fraud or bad player, you should really leave this game alone. it's not for you. to say having a dominant big man doesnt change things in a finals situation mean you havent been watching this game long. Lebron def could have played better but if I'm his coach and GM I'm making moves to do whatever it takes to open the lanes for him and shut up these morons whose 90% of their posts is how bad Lebron is.
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Old 06-15-2007, 11:23 AM   #43
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Old 06-15-2007, 11:24 AM   #44
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Can someone post LeBron's cumulative postseason stats, compared to his Finals stats?
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Old 06-15-2007, 11:26 AM   #45
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