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LeBron James is the self-proclaimed best basketball player in the world. We all remember when he uttered those words at a press conference last season following a Game 5 loss in the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors. When questioned about his deep three-point attempts during the 104-91 loss, and whether he felt free to shoot those because there was less pressure on the Cavs to win due to their debilitating injuries, James responded with, “Nah. I feel confident because I’m the best player in the world. It’s simple.” Well then, why is LeBron now, less than a year later and with his team flailing over the last two games of the Eastern Conference Finals, shying away from pulling the trigger late in the game? ... MORE HERE
Should the Golden State Warriors close out the Western Conference Finals in Game 7, the seasons of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook will be defined by a mere five minutes of basketball. Sorry, but that's just how it is. When you are considered two of the top five players in the NBA, and you have a seven point lead with 5:00 mins remaining in a closeout Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals on your home court, you have to finish the job. If you don't, it is all on you ... MORE HERE