tHe_pEsTiLeNcE wrote:Look at the teams with people that account for 25% of their scoring: Kobe on the Lakers, LeBron on the Cav's, Wade on the HEAT... are those teams going anywhere? Are they bound for the NBA Finals? Of course not. They score a ton of points, but they hog the ball and kill any chance of their team chemistry picking up. We've seen slaughters in the NBA Finals because players like Iverson and LeBron can't ballhog their team past an NBA Champion.
I had to jump in here. Lebron is a top 6 passer in the league, the league's most valuable player to his team, and certainly not a ball hog. Only Nash, Paul, and Jason Kidd are significantly better passers than 'Bron, with Baron and Deron about even with him. For a small forward to be able to dish out 8 assists a night is amazing. To call him a ball hog is like saying KG is a bad rebounder.
Well. He always has the ball in his hands though. He's unselfish but so is AI to a degree. He does dominate the team's offense. That is however the only way the Cavs could get anywhere at all since all their players suck except him.