he played a Wizards team without Gilbert and Caron Butler, a depleted Nets team, and a broke down Pistons team... how hard can that get?? do u really think they would of beat the Wiz with Gilbert that was a MVP candidate and Caron Butler?
How were the Pistons broke-down? Pretty sure they actually looked amazing sweeping the magic and dismantling the then hot Bulls
Look, LeBron could've played better, but it was a team failure, coupled with the fact that they were playing a very good, veteran team who had "been there, done that." It is indeed disappointing, but every great athlete in their career has to face something like this during the course of their career. It's called "overcoming adversity"
Who cares about effort? The thread brings up a very good question, and the only ones I see complaining are the worst LeBron fanatics known to mankind.
Awful stats + 4 game sweep = Arguably the worst performance ever.
Why is it that when I defend one of these guys, I'm always grouped into one of these arbitrary factions... A Lebron fanatic, a Kobe groupie, a Wade apologist. Are you people so incapable of putting together sound arguments that you have no choice but to resort to personal yet baseless attacks? It's quite pathetic.
Lebron should be praised for getting his team that far. He was HEROIC against the Pistons. Yes, he had a sub-par championship series, but it was valiant to get there, imo. His greatness should not be diminished by that championship. It should be elevated for being IN that championship.
Much like it was valiant for Kobe to drag his team into the playoffs the last two years. Can't really expect him to beat the Suns, but should be praised for getting there.