If you ever wanted to know what it would look like to see two men on their way to there own execution — just look at the sequence above.
We all know that the big 3 in Miami is really the big 2.5. It’s the Dwayne Wade and LeBron James show. As far as the media goes, LeBron is the leading man in this drama. And LeBron James didn’t step up in game 6. He didn’t step up in the NBA Finals. However, he could have been the Heat’s MVP throughout the first 3 rounds of the 2011 NBA Playoffs. On the other hand, Wade had his moments of brilliance against Dallas. Prior to the Finals Wade was often the second most important player on the court, while James led the way. Moreover, when Wade had a lackluster game in round 1, 2, or 3, we didn’t hear much about it.
This just goes to show that, for now, nothing that LeBron James does will ever be good enough. Nothing. When it looked like he was on the way to the top of the NBA mountain, people did their best to turn their heads and act as if it wasn’t happening. Now that the Heat lost, we are right back were we started just about one year ago.
That is one of the major reasons that I often found myself rooting for the Miami Heat in these playoffs. I just wanted this “LeBron can’t win the big one” storyline to go away.
Instead, the LeBron haters have more ammo than ever. Still, I’m not sure it’s fair.
In game 6, Wade went 6/16 and scored 17 points while going 0/4 from three-point land. He at least deserves to face as many questions as James. That wasn’t the case during the post game press conference. No, not at all. Check out the video below which contains the grilling of LeBron…
What’s your assessment of how you play in the clutch? Does it bother you that so many people are happy to see you fail? Did you choke? What is it going to take to win a championship? Why can’t you close? Any off the court issues? (i.e. is Rashard Lewis banging your girlfriend?)
Was that a post-game press conference or a Comedy Central roast?