So I asked LeBron James if he had change for a dollar and he gave me back 3 quarters..
He looked all around and said to me, "Man, I just don’t have a fourth quarter." And so he didn’t. In one of the most shocking finals in recent NBA history, the NBA’s biggest, new name was exposed as being way, way overrated.
The numbers tell the story.
In three straight championship games, James was absent when the game was on the line in quarter number four. So were most of the Miami Heat. The new world champs, Dallas, ran them off the court in Miami’s home, no less (The game was really never in doubt). Simply put Lebron, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh had no clue what to do to win. NONE. Nobody on their squad wanted the ball in the last minutes of the game. They gave up with about five minutes to go. Knew they were beat by a much better ball club.
MVP Dirk Nowitzki had a tough first half with only 3 points but smoked Miami in the more important second half. He ended with 21 points and had the team on his back most of the way with strong help from Terry and Barea. KU star Mario Chalmers scored 18 points and will clearly be a starter with the Heat next year. He also established himself as THE name in the NBA of recent KU grads.
Dallas won because they are the better team.
They’re built like the LA Lakers – one star and a veteran three point man in Jason Kidd (who is like Derek Fisher). Dirk is the matchup with Kobe of the Lakers. They play together and push each other. This of course is more the Lakers of the last three seasons, not this year’s Lakers.
Will Dalllas be back next year, don’t count them out folks.
Will Miami be back in it again next year? Not the way LeBron’s been playing.
He’s built more for another sport. Like football or boxing, not really basketball. He’s kinda tough, moves quickly straight ahead and over you. His shot is good, but not great. He is not graceful and often loses the ball or misfires. And he lacks confidence when it matters.
Same as when he was in Cleveland.
LeBron is far from the best in the NBA right now. This was a GIANT fall from grace. HUGE FOR HIM.
To make matters worse, Lebron said this after the game how he felt about the people who wanted him to lose, "Hey that don’t bother me. Dem people have to get back to their lives and I go back to mine. I can do anything I want. Anything, I am happy. Dem gots to be whatever da are in real life."
Meaning, "I am very rich and famous and you guys go back and work in the coal mines."
Brilliant comment, James.
In some ways it’s true, but damn. I don’t dislike James. He is a big talent, just half baked. I’m sure he could be the heavyweight champion of the world in boxing. Just not basketball.