Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 51 to 54 of 54

Thread: Should Lebron have taken the shot last night or no?

  1. #51

    Default Re: Should Lebron have taken the shot last night or no?

    Yes! Even if it was the right play to pass it to Haslem. He still should have pulled up. Better to miss it and learn from it. Kobe, melo, and even wade just do iso's and will take the final shot. Lebron just needs to do an iso and pull up.

  2. #52
    Member Nuntius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Somewhere in Southern Europe

    Sports Logo

    Default Re: Should Lebron have taken the shot last night or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by RLeWorm View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Kobe, melo, and even wade just do iso's and will take the final shot.
    Which is one of the things I hate in this league. Several people plainly hate this whole iso ordeal in crunch time.

  3. #53

    Default Re: Should Lebron have taken the shot last night or no?

    To quote Jack from lost: "Live together, die alone."

    LeBron has played this way since his rookie year. He's determined to win or lose the game together as a team. I respect it, although there are other times I do wish he'd just take a twenty foot contested jumper instead of trusting a worse teammate. But that's how he's decided to play and he's stuck with it.

  4. #54

    Default Re: Should Lebron have taken the shot last night or no?

    Deadspin's take on it:

    Can LeBron James Do Anything Right?
    Following the Miami Heat loss to the Utah Jazz, a loss in which LeBron scored 17 in the fourth quarter but passed on the final possession, the argument goes like this: "It was the right 'basketball' play, but I would like to see LeBron take that shot." Or, as ESPN's resident basketball-as-played in-a-vacuum analyst Jon Barry put it: "Great basketball play? Yes. Bad timing? Absolutely." This, in a nutshell, is the story of LeBron's career as told by talking heads. And this, in a nutshell, is total ********.
    Putting aside the very legitimate argument that the Heat would not have been in a position to win the game without LeBron making two huge three-point shots in the final minute (or the equally legitimate argument that they may not have been in a position to lose the game without Dwyane Wade forgetting he played basketball and not hockey), do you want to have your cake, or eat it? To criticize a player for doing the right thing but, by definition, wishing he did the wrong thing is about the most disingenuous thing a fan or pundit can do. Aside from claiming the play was correct but for when it occurred, that is.

    The respect of sports fans—and those who are paid to tell sports fans what to think—is gained in one of two ways: being so awe-inspiringly good one can only shake his head in disbelief or playing the game the "right way." We love superstars and we love team players. LeBron James by most accounts is both and can't seem to win either way.

    LeBron is a physical specimen capable of doing just about anything on the court himself yet he also understands how to play basketball within a team structure. He is praised for his "court vision" and can pass and find the open man. What's more, he is willing to give it up to the open man when he finds him. Udonis Haslem was wide open and LeBron James was double covered. That is why it was the "right basketball play." That is why he passed the ball. Players are routinely praised for unselfish, team-oriented play yet whenever a superstar does it, he gets labelled "soft," "unclutch" or lacking in that "killer instinct."

    The superstar is thus put in the most untenable of situations. He must be successful at all times, by himself. If Lebron took the shot and made it, LeBron and the Heat would have done exactly what is expected: beat the Jazz in March. If he took the shot and missed, the story would be LeBron forcing a shot because of the All-Star Game debacle. And when he passed it up, he's weak but with the all but irrelevant caveat that he made the right decision. This kind of framework makes it impossible to appreciate the very greatness that created it.

    It's fun to hate on LeBron because of his poor Decision-making and the ridiculous introduction ceremony performance, but let's be honest about it. Let's kill LeBron when he actually screws up. If he has an atrocious performance in a playoff game, let him have it. Just remember that somehow it has become impossible to be both great and play with all the other qualities we respect, admire and often wish our superstars exhibited.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to King Tuts Tomb For This Useful Post:

Similar Threads

  1. Odd Thoughts: Bowing before the King(s)
    By Peck in forum Indiana Pacers
    Replies: 65
    Last Post: 01-20-2012, 05:17 PM
  2. Pacers/Kings postgame thread
    By vnzla81 in forum Indiana Pacers
    Replies: 206
    Last Post: 01-20-2012, 03:09 PM
  3. comments from an O'brien supporter - warning its lengthy :)
    By PacersPride in forum Indiana Pacers
    Replies: 52
    Last Post: 11-15-2010, 05:02 PM
  4. Best column I've read on the whole Lebron vs Gilbert feud
    By Unclebuck in forum Indiana Pacers
    Replies: 57
    Last Post: 07-19-2010, 06:23 PM
  5. Taking a Comparative Look at LeBron
    By quinnthology in forum Indiana Pacers
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-15-2010, 02:48 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts