I don't have to put the play up. You all saw it. Wait...I might have to 'cause some of you seem to think he wasn't 'doubled'..smh He made the right play. Why UD though you say (more on that later) but lets not act like that play hasn't been asked of UD before and he hasn't delivered. @ making a jumper. This play was CALLED for him to do so. Remember when cats were saying 'they are missing Haslem'? That's why. He hustles, gets boards and...(gasps) draws 4/5's out to the foul line where he....you guessed it...hits jumpers.
Now this next guy (who I bought up all over Twitter) used to get CRITICIZED LIKE A MOTHERFUCKER by the vast majority of you for being a gunner. He made CLUTCH SHOT AFTER CLUTCH SHOT IN SCENARIOS WITH DEFENDERS DRAPED ON HIM BUT YET, YOU HATED IT.
He is not a fundamental basketball player...
He doesn't make his teammates better....
He shoots when there are people open...
1:22 illustrates his game perfectly. It was basically 4-1... and he made the shot. I remember that shot. Folks dismissed it because it wasn't the 'proper' basketball play...
Which brings me back to my point. Ya'll have to make up your minds out here. Either you want folks to play fundamental basketball or hero ball. You get on this dude here for 'going for his' all the time....
...cause he wants to be elite (read: great) like his teammate. In order to do that, he has to take shots. Which in turn causes pressers like this..
Which one do you want? Lebron made the right play. Period. He forces that shots and you idiots get amnesia and make videos like this....
Criticism is pretty unfair out here on this topic right now. Broads who only wanna knock off players making 'game observations' about him not having a ring, or not being clutch. Niggas out here who couldn't make three straights layups out here talking about missed shots when the man has proven he can hit 'em at winning time..
Oh you miss 'Cleveland Lebron' you say?? Oh you mean the one who PASSED TO Andersen and 'em IN ADDITION to making clutch shots?
So to act like him 'passing' when the game is on the line or not is some SIN when it is his greatest gift is PRETTY STUPID TO ME. I see analyst, former players and all sounding like COMPLETE IDIOTS OUT HERE talking that 'I'd rather my best player just take the bad shot and I could live with it then pass it off' and then when a team's best player does JUST THAT, they have blasted him for it. Or...or...they don't subscribe to that theory at all UNLESS IT IS LEBRON JAMES involved in it.
When cats start criticizing a 'potential clutch moment' from a GLORIFIED PICKUP GAME, you know the hate has jumped the shark. For real. This shit is SILLY OUT HERE.
Some of you need to turn in your 'I'm a basketball expert' card in. @ all of this silly talk. I hope you NEVER coach anyone's kid out here 'cause some of you are the reason that some of these kids think they are so 'special' now. @ the mentality that some of them have.
Then ya'll will want to complain about the lack of the 'right' play being made by SO MANY OF THEM. Albeit, many of them who AREN'T AS TALENTED AS THE PLAYERS THEY ARE TRYING TO EMULATE (OR THE ACTIONS YOU WANT THEM TO EMULATE FROM SAID PLAYER) BUT THEY DON'T KNOW THAT. *
Look, if he makes a boneheaded play, LIGHT HIM UP.** No problem. You can't light him up for making the 'right basketball' play though. Sorry. Not if you 'know basketball' like you say you do. Not when you LIGHT UP OTHER BASKETBALL PLAYERS for playing a 'selfish' brand of basketball EVEN WHEN THEY ARE CLEARLY THE BEST PLAYER ON THEIR TEAM..(Monta Ellis...Brandon Jennings...etc...etc..)
Stop getting amnesia out here.. and stop rewriting history so you can 'be right'. @ what the 'greats did'.. Like Larry Legend, a great passer, NEVER PASSED THE BALL TO SOMEONE FOR THE GAME WINNER. Like Mike didn't.. (Maybe 1-7 Mike didn't..he didn't win a chip either.. That was the KNOCK! Maybe some of you are too young to remember that...)
I'll leave you with one of the many folks who benefited from a MJ kick out pass... (:32 second mark illustrates this)
*This is where cliches get you in trouble. "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take' and every other one you folks want to suddenly remember..When someone doesn't take the shot you want them to, passes it to their open teammate and misses, NOW YA'LL WANT TO REMEMBER THESE SAYINGS. Where is all this chatter when the open teammate MAKES THE SHOTS THAT WIN CHIPS.. Oh that's right..It's a great play.
**Ya'll should be criticizing the person who used D. Wade as a decoy @ who called the play. Ya'll want it to be Lebron's fault though.. I know... Shane had the hot hand during the game, which is why he was in the corner..I got that. Not sure WHY your best rebounder (even though he has made that shot before), with NO BOSH is out there taking that shot.... Lets criticize that part of the equation. I think that is valid.