Originally posted by vaden:
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
LeBron James: Statistically Most Clutch Player Since NBA Debut
Per ESPN.com, since LeBron came into the league in 2003-04, nobody in the NBA has made more game-tying and go-ahead shots in the final 24 seconds of playoff games than LeBron, who is 7-of-16 on those shots. His 43.8 field goal percentage on those clutch shots ranks the best in the NBA since his rookie season among players with at least 10 attempts. The league average is 28.3 percent on those shots.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN), LeBron and Ralph Sampson are the only two players in NBA history to register at least 30 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and three blocks in a playoff game.
No one has ever notched a triple-double and hit a buzzer-beating game-winner in the same playoff game—except LeBron.
Interesting but extremely narrow parameters on the data, only counting the final 24 seconds of playoff games, leaving out free throws and turnovers. His two in the final minute tonight wouldn't be counted, nor his two missed free throws a year ago vs. Indiana in the final minute when they were down 1. It's also always seemed to me that unless he has an easy layup opportunity, LeBron too often looks to pass in these situations.
Sure...we should then include everything. His assists, his rebounds, defense, block shots etc. lol @ easy layup...the one on Wednesday was his first easy layup for the win. Tomorrow you'll say, it seems like Lebron usually turns the ball over with game on the line. It may seem to you, but data doesn't back you up. Lebron has been plenty clutch over last few years.
His only blemish was the 2010 Finals against Mavs. One series doesn't define a player as much as ppl want to.