Re: Contrived, Preconceived Stat Padding (Kobe v.s. LeBron)
Who cares what your reason is for acting a certain way on the court...
The only thing that matters is whether whatever you're doing works.
Clearly, by any objective measure, what LeBron's doing out there works.
Maybe Brian Scalabrine plays the game in a selfless, "organic" manner, but ultimately it doesn't mean anything because he sucks compared to his peers, and guys like Kobe and LeBron, no matter how "contrived" their game, don't. It's as simple as that, really.