By Mia M. Jackson
There was absolutely nothing Kingly about LeBron’s game tonight. He needs to replace whatever words are swirling around his head with some positive, confident thoughts. He has no flu, no broken digits and he knows where his sweet shot his. LeBron hit only 3 of 11 field goal attempts and when 0-for-3 from behind the 3-pt line. There were no double digits across his entire state line. Finally, when Mavericks’ bench players – Jason Terry and DeShawn Stevenson - outscore LBJ and JJ Berea ties his point total, it’s time to take some time away from everyone. Sit down in a quiet space and erase all the messages.
In yesterday’s post “Five Minutes of Dirk,” we discussed the hot hand that turns on when Dirk Nowitski is under pressure. He wills himself and his team to victories with a clear take-no-prisoners attitude. LeBron is not bringing that energy to the floor. LeBron is hesitant at times, then hasty with the shot at others. His defensive stat line is awesome and if he were a regular player, I’d accept it. But he’s not. He’s the man that some declare has the potential to be the greatest of all time. He can’t live up to that by using his Socialist approach to basketball, passing to anyone running by him in the lane.