Originally Posted by Samurai Swoosh
Wade got it done, and his teammates weren't stepping up. Wade just had the ability to dominate. And yes, LeBron was a HUGE flop in the Finals. You're kidding yourself if you think different. Everyone talked about it. Does LeBron's personal success lie with the Cavs? No... they don't shoot the jumpers and free-throws for him. LeBron just flat out looked bad. LeBron didn't step up. He delivered nothing but pathetic performances from Game 1 to Game 4.
The Cavs were the worst team in the league 4 years ago for a reason. They brought in Damon Jones and Donyell Marshall a couple of years ago to basically get in their spot and hit 3s. Damon, Donyell, and Gibson steady bricked nearly every WIDE OPEN 3-pointer they took (and they took a lot).
Neither Gooden nor Z could hit a thing.
This allowed the Spurs' defense to play the lanes and not allow LeBron to get to the hoop. No one on here is saying he is a great shooter. He is a streaky shooter. When he gets hot, he is nearly impossible to stop. However, when his jumper is off, it would be nice if someone.... anyone stepped up with any shots. If someone else takes and hits some shots, the Spurs cannot roam around the lane and wait for LeBron to drive the ball (something that he IS great at). I have little doubt that if LeBron could have gotten some easy hoops to go in the Finals that his mid-range game would have gotten going.
Are you really going to compare a team with a second round rookie as their next best offensive threat to a team with Shaq, Posey, Haslem, J-Will, Kapono, Payton, and Zo?