- 03/05/2011, 11:40AM ET
holmec3044 said 03/05, 11:40 AM
Gaudy regular season stats, scoring titles, MVPs, and tattoos adorn Bron-bron's shoulders but one eludes him regularly: a championship and the respect that presumably comes attached with it. He's been to one final and been blown out, like Allen Iverson, and comes up consistently short against the league's best teams. He's the most skilled athlete in the game and unstoppable in the open court as anyone in league history. He hustles, plays under-rated D, and seems to be a good locker-room guy if immature public media skills (I'm taking my talents to Miami, my family is spoiled by my play, etc). My point is simply not to start up that tired old is Bron a better closer than Kobe (the numbers are about even) or who would you want to take the ball with the game on the line (Kobe!) but to introduce to the debate the status of Bron's mental makeup as a potential champion. Like Peyton Manning or Jay Cutler, he's immensely talented but buckles under pressure: his left handed free throw for example against the celtics, feigning injuries in the playoffs, staring out of huddles. I submit: he rarely drives late in games for free throws because he doesn't want the pressure.
DJRoxalot said 03/05, 11:58 AM
Did you seriously type that with a straight face? Lumping Manning and Cutler into the same sentence? I am in no way Cutler's biggest critic(he is very talented) but to mention these 2 in the same breath/sentence is ludicrous (relax kids, Ludacris is a rapper/actor).
James is an immensely talented player but most realize (except him and his HC) he should defer to Wade in the closing minutes. Wade is a more clutch player having won a ring already.
Listen, James went to the NBA Finals with the Cavs and this supporting cast:
Larry Hughes, 14.9ppg, 3.8rpg and 3.7apg
Ilgauskas, 11.9ppg and 7.7rpg
Drew Gooden, 11.1ppg and 8.5rpg
Not a whole lot of help
But James averaged 25.1ppg, 8.1rpg and 8.0apg in 44.1 MPG. 1 player cannot win a title by himself as we have seen throughout NBA history.
Besides Manning has a ring and Cutler does not. Jay has not even been to the Super Bowl. Unless he bought a ticket.
BRING THE PAIN!!!!
Here is a blog you may want to check out, everyone can stand to look at this every now and again. A refresher is needed from time to time.
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