#6 LeBron James
Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:36 PM
Posted 10 June 2012 - 08:23 AM
30.8 PPG (50.8 FG%), 9.6 RPG, and 5.1 APG
Not only is he the leagues leading scorer this playoff, but hes scored more 4th quarter points than anybody. That stat line is the epitome of choking. LOL
Posted 10 June 2012 - 11:23 AM
He does lose confidence at end of game situations and passes up opportunities he would never in a regular season game.
I am a huge fan and hope that game 6 in the Eastern conference finals put him over the top!
Posted 16 June 2012 - 01:51 AM
LeBron focuses by reading
Today's Miami Heat Book Club update: Forward LeBron James is finished with The Hunger Games trilogy (Mockingjay was the last installment) and has moved on to Jay-Z's book, Decoded.
James began devouring books at the beginning of the playoffs, starting with Hall of Famer Jerry West's autobiography West by West: My Charmed, Tormented Life.
Since then, he has read The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream; The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference; The Hunger Games;Catching Fire and Mockingjay.
"For me, it's relaxing honestly," James said early Tuesday afternoon, hours before Game 1 of the NBA Finals. "You spend so much preparation for the games, sometimes you just need to get away from it for a little bit. The reading has helped me get away from the game a little bit, and I'm able zero in once I'm done and get ready for the games."
The increased reading has coincided with James' vacation from Twitter and decreased TV viewing.
"I wanted to try something new in this postseason honestly. I'm not watching much TV so I'm reading a little bit more," he said.
James said he asked longtime friend and business manager Maverick Carter to select books for him. Since then, "People have seen me walking around with them (and) they've been given lists of books to read."
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, a self-confessed hoops junkie, has taken a similar route – he said he's watching TV less and has stopped reading Heat-related stories. He told USA TODAY Sports Tuesday he encouraged his players to find a diversion from what he calls "outside noise."
It wasn't easy for Spoelstra, who regularly visits NBA-related websites and receives a collection of clips daily from the Heat's public relations staff. While watching playoff games, Spoelstra had the volume muted to avoid hearing what is being said about his team.
Posted 16 June 2012 - 03:54 AM
Ignoring the hype and criticism.
Making good use of his free time by decompressing and expanding his knowledge.
Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:05 AM
I used to like Wade. He used to be a quiet little superstar until Lebron went there. Then he thought he's a badda$$ now.
I was so happy they loss last year to Dallas and wanted Miami to lose this year bc of Wade and Lebron. But now seeing Lebron, he's actually a pretty good guy. Not cocky, knoes the right thing to say unlike wade and etc. Im actually glad he's on his way to getting his first ring. Much prop for the MVP. But still hating on Wade.
Lebron Atleast knows how to wear to the podium unlike Westbrook, KD, and Wade. These NBA players need to grow up and quit looking like Steve Urkel.
Posted 21 June 2012 - 10:35 PM
Posted 21 June 2012 - 10:45 PM
I feel really bad for KD and Westbrook as I'm a fan of them as well but Lebron needed this and now he's got it.
I was just talking to my neighbor the other day and told her I was pulling for Bron to win this one because of all the crap he's taken over the years... And she said the same thing I've heard from several different people over the last few weeks - that Lebron is arrogant.
I have no idea where that comes from... I'm guessing "The Decision," but if anyone really follows him or basketball closely, they would know that it wasn't his idea. It was his management and he immediately regretted it. He also apologized several different times even a year after it went down. If someone is arrogant, they wouldn't regret something like that, they'd relish it.
This is awesome. Congrats Bron!
Posted 21 June 2012 - 11:13 PM
KT is gonna choke himself to death on LeBron's man juice after tonight.
Posted 21 June 2012 - 11:19 PM
I wish he would have stayed loyal to his hometown (Akron/Cleveland) and won his ring there but, he's the best player in the world right now and proved it with his play in the playoffs.
Posted 22 June 2012 - 05:32 AM
Posted 22 June 2012 - 08:53 AM