Originally posted by 9erReign:
The whole LeBron not being huge in the 4th (even though he is) and minimizing the fact that he switches onto Derrick Rose at the end of the game. Reminds me a lot of Kobe shutting down Chris Paul but nobody giving him credit for that. There are lots of others.
LeBron hasn't been huge in 4th quarters. He's dominated the ball and his team has been pedestrian on the offensive end as a result. Miami's no more productive offensively than Cleveland was, despite having two of the best offensive players in the game alongside James. It's not a coincidence...it's how LeBron plays. He dribbles and dribbles and chews up large portions of the shot clock, and Miami doesn't get a lot in the way of good looks as a result.
Miami's defense is what's winning this series, especially in the 4th quarters where Chicago's scoring less than 16ppg. LeBron definitely contributes to that end of the floor, but it's been a tremendous group effort.
And there's a difference between Kobe guarding a guy like Paul, Westbrook or Rondo for an entire game, and LeBron guarding Rose (who's sucking against everyone that's guarding him) for a few possessions at the end of games. C'mon, Reign.