Originally Posted by hiphopanonymous
His and Wade's on and off ball dynamic together was more like a just let Wade take a turn then switch it back to let LeBron take a turn at ball handling. Wade was the better off-ball player between the two of them. Look at LeBron's 61 point game for reference. He makes one backdoor cut, and one "catch and shoot" on the perimeter which he actually still put the ball down to dribble, and one great off-ball slash the entire game:
The rest of his plays (the overwhelming majority of baskets) were what he always does (albeit does great) - which is methodical, slow on the dribble decisions before the move is made (I'm not saying he's slow because once he moves he's quick, it's the decision that was slow). He's good at it. But it is totally opposite what a traditional shooting guard does. And the devils advocate to this playstyle is, that it takes up a ton of shot clock and can make teammates stagnate which has happened on a lot of LeBron teams over the years.
Did you really just use the best scoring game of LeBron’s entire career as “proof” of your point? He was absolutely on fire, of course he’s gonna get to do what he wants a lot.
I watched LeBron in Miami a lot, especially 2012 where I watched almost every game. He was and remains a great cutter (doesn’t do it much now but he’s still great at it) and he spotted up a decent amount in Miami as well. Them’s the facts.