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**MVP LeBron James & World Champion Miami HEAT 2012-2013 Thread**

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Don't touch the hair, bro.

[ Edited by Jcool on Mar 27, 2013 at 8:16 PM ]
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^^^^

lol wtf
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
^^^^

lol wtf

Tried to take his headband off his head.
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Originally posted by 9erReign:
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
^^^^

lol wtf

Tried to take his headband off his head.

haha yea...who does that? lol ppl are crazy
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Originally posted by 9erReign:
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
^^^^

lol wtf

Tried to take his headband off his head.

haha yea...who does that? lol ppl are crazy

He couldn't get it off because lebron has it glued to his head to try and hide his receding hairline.



[ Edited by StOnEy333 on Mar 27, 2013 at 10:03 PM ]
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Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Originally posted by 9erReign:
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
^^^^

lol wtf

Tried to take his headband off his head.

haha yea...who does that? lol ppl are crazy

He couldn't get it off because lebron has it glued to his head to try and hide his receding hairline.




lol so true

but that's a LOT better than having the ball glued to your hand
Originally posted by Joecool:
Funny how much attention this team is getting but the Spurs have only ho-hum 3 more losses for the best record.

correction. 2 less losses.
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Funny how much attention this team is getting but the Spurs have only ho-hum 3 more losses for the best record.

correction. 2 less losses.

Correction, nobody gives a f**k about the spurs because they'll just fade away in the playoffs, like usual.
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Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Funny how much attention this team is getting but the Spurs have only ho-hum 3 more losses for the best record.

correction. 2 less losses.



Not sure if you're being serious
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Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Funny how much attention this team is getting but the Spurs have only ho-hum 3 more losses for the best record.

correction. 2 less losses.

Correction, nobody gives a f**k about the spurs because they'll just fade away in the playoffs, like usual.



This!

But, even if they win it all - no one gives a f**k about the Spurs.
[ Edited by 49ersMyLife on Mar 27, 2013 at 10:28 PM ]
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Funny how much attention this team is getting but the Spurs have only ho-hum 3 more losses for the best record.

correction. 2 less losses.

Correction, nobody gives a f**k about the spurs because they'll just fade away in the playoffs, like usual.

Unfortunately, the quietest 4 championship team in history.
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Great article and breakdown of Lebron's shot location last 4 years:













Miami's at the forefront of basketball analytics. Lost in LeBron's amazing season is how well they've constructed this team. They really, really understand what is and isn't a good shot (for example...LeBron's comments about catch & shoot 3's vs. off the dribble 3's is an important distinction that's been made in the last couple of years in the world of analytics. There's a BIG difference in percentage between the two) They've de-emphasized post play and emphasized the drive & kick game, which fits their best players perfectly. Nobody is in LeBron or Wade's way when they go to the hoop, and if the defense collapses, you have great spot up shooters at every other position.

I think the right way to defend Miami is a Strong Side Zone with pressure on the ball, forcing baseline. The Lakers and a few other teams were using this more a couple of years ago, but I haven't seen as much of it lately. This picture kind of shows what I mean.



Miami likes to start a lot of their sets on the wing, similar to where Roy is right here. (except Miami smartly starts behind the 3 point line instead) In Miami's offense, they have a 3 point shooter on the weakside wing (like Portland does here) AND a guy in the weakside corner. So this picture is basically what Miami likes to do, except instead of having that guy cutting down the lane, he'd be standing in the opposite corner. 4 guys beyond the 3 point line, with Bosh being where the big man is in this picture.

What Miami does to combat this is they have Bosh set a back screen on that white dude (Udrih?), and LeBron uses his size to get the skip pass over to the opposite corner. This screen shot from a couple of days ago against Orlando kind of illustrates what I mean. Orlando was running SSZ against them, LeBron (I think that's him) had started to penetrate, Bosh set the back screen, and Allen had a wide open 3.



Going back to the first picture...because Orlando's SSZ is all jumbled up here and the Phoenix picture is what it's SUPPOSED to look like...Bosh would be screening the big, who's the one with the closeout responsibility on that weakside, corner 3. I think that the way to run SSZ against Miami is to cross the weakside responsibility. So in the Phoenix picture, it would be Nash that closes out on the corner 3, and the big closes out on the weakside wing. Much, much harder for Bosh to backscreen that. I'm curious to see if anyone does this in the playoffs. Miami will pick you apart with weakside corner 3's if you don't change up your weakside help responsibilities.
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Great read...thanks Pete.

In your scenario...if I understand it correctly, I think it may be difficult for the big to get to the wing, no? Though that's a lot better than giving up wide open 3s. The opposing team will have to play small-ball in order to have a quick player guarding Bosh so he can get out to the wing.

End of the game lineup of...Lebron, Wade, Bosh, Battier, and Allen has been extremely tough to stop. IMO, Allen has been a tremendous addition because, unlike other 3 point shooters on the team...Ray Allen doesn't need to be completely wide open to knock down high % of 3s. Just half a step and he quickly pulls the trigger.