After last night Cavs-Celtics game, many in the media seem to be losing faith in their King. While one might expect articles analyzing the Celtics rise from series underdogs to possible ass whooping eastern conference finalists,we get treated to pieces depicting the King's new found invisibility mode. Sadly, I'll be continuing this trend in this post, so bear with me.
I can understand ripping LeBron a new one because of his arrogant comments after such a game but it doesn't make sense why he gets blamed for his sub-par game. How about giving the Celtics defense some credit. Lebron took the most shots and had the lowest shooting percentage out of the Cavs that played significant minutes. He obviously tried to drive when the shots weren't falling but the celtics mastered the art of flopping and got some calls and turnovers.And for his final act, he differed to his teammates. Is that a reason to blame him? Obviously, he couldn't play his game so it made sense for him to look for offense somewhere else.
Despite some of his teammates overall suckiness last night, they were still shooting at a better percentage with Shaq and Parker shooting over 50%. I know many people have wished Kobe would stop shooting when he is off so why blame LeBron when he did just that. Besides, LeBron has never been a player with a killer instinct or a player who likes to push the issue when things aren't going his way. After all, how often haven't things gone the King's way?
So why is most surprised about this? It's just one game (albeit poorly timed). Is it fair to blame him? He didn't fold under pressure or disappear, he just responded to a poor shooting night based on the kind of player he is. Why doesn't the defense get any credit from last night? Is it just me or is this getting blown out of proportion?