Re: Anyone have the gif..
Dude ... there's plenty to criticize about how the Cavs played in game 3, including LeBron's performance, but this???
There were five seconds left in the game. Cavs had no timeouts. The shooter at the line was 83% FT shooter and had every incentive to hit both. The plan was obviously for Kevin Love to try to heave down a full court pass to LeBron, or at least a long outlet to another player, who would have then tried to hit LeBron. It's really f***ing hard to go full court and get a good shot off in 5 seconds, much less when the man you want shooting it is double teamed.
That all went to hell when Indiana missed the second free throw. Clock's instantly running, JR Smith is being challenged up court and can barely even get passed half court in five seconds. I suppose LeBron could have come out further for an outlet pass further away from the basket but apparently he thought his teammates could still get it to him close to the basket with the chance to tie. Maybe not the best strategic choice, but hardly indication of choking or not wanting the ball.
Last edited by Elosha : 04-22-2018 at 12:58 PM.