Jump to content


Photo

LeBron " Scoring, Not my job "


  • Please log in to reply
13 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   Lil Kyrie™

Lil Kyrie™

    New York Knicks 2012-2013

  • Members
  • 5,982 posts


  • Country: Country Flag

Posted 22 December 2012 - 03:23 PM

He has scored at least 20 points in each of his first 23 games this season. He's the first player to do that since Karl Malone in 1989. Not bad. But then there's this: James hasn't been whistled for a foul in five straight games.

He was called for an offensive foul in the first quarter against New Orleans two weeks ago, but not a whistle since. That's a span of 212 minutes and change.

Posted Image
Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports
LeBron James (left) puts his scoring streak and foul-less streak to the test Saturday.
So which streak is James more proud of?

"The foul thing is more impressive to me," James said at Saturday's shootaround ahead of the Heat's matchup against the Utah Jazz. "I don't care about scoring as much."

James is averaging a career-low 18.2 field goal attempts per game this season and he admitted that he sometimes wonders what it'd be like to have 20 or 25 shots per game like some other superstars have taken over the years.

Currently, James ranks fifth in scoring with 25.2 points per game behind Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant and James Harden. But Bryant and Anthony have a greater license to shoot this season, averaging over 20 field goal attempts per game.

James won the scoring title in 2007-08, the season after he reached the NBA Finals. He averaged 30.0 points per game that season and the Cavs lost in the Eastern Conference semifinals to the Boston Celtics.

If James could shoot the ball that much, the scoring title would be his, James believes.

"If I wanted to, I could lead the league in scoring, but that's not my job here," James said.

"My job is to do a lot of everything -- rebounding, passing and defending so that takes away from my scoring. I've done (the scoring title) before. I'm capable of doing it, but my game sometimes doesn't allow me to have those big nights."

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says James' scoring streak has been more impressive to him because James isn't so[expletive deleted]y focused on scoring. James has also managed to rank in the top 10 in assists and Spoelstra made it a point to note that James was the only non-point guard in the top 10.

If James wasn't so concerned about passing, how much could James average in the scoring column?

"He could average 37 points a game, realistically I think," said Spoelstra.

Back in 2005-06, James scored a career-high 31.4 points per game while averaging 23.1 field goal attempts per game, but he wasn't nearly as efficient as he is now. James is shooting 54.2 percent from the floor and 43.4 percent from downtown here in his 10th season in the NBA.

As if James hasn't been impressive with his physical play already, James ran through the numbers in his head in front of reporters.

"I'm shooting 54 percent from the field right now, so if I shoot 54 percent at 25 shots a game? Pff, that's like ... doing my math ... that's 27 points right there. That's without shooting free throws and shooting 42 percent from the 3-point line."

If he maintained those percentages, the scoring title would likely be his.

"I could do it if I wanted to," James reiterated.

When a reporter brought up the fact that Bryant took 46 shots when he scored 81 points, James laughed and said he wouldn't be able to do that on this Heat team with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh also needing the ball.

"There's only a couple guys in the league that can do that, shoot 46 shots and Kobe is one of them," James said with a smile. "Melo, KD, maybe when he's feeling it. Monta (Ellis). Wow, 46 shots. I don't know."

The five games without fouling is James' longest streak since 2009 when the streak evolved into another impressive feat: just three fouls over the course of nine games. The longest foul-less streak over the past 15 seasons belongs to Steve Nash, who registered a goose egg in the "PF" column for 11 consecutive games last season in Phoenix.

James can extend both his scoring and foul-less streaks on Saturday against the Jazz, but he joked that the reporters jinxed him.

"I'm about to have two fouls in the first three minutes (on Saturday)," James joked to the circle of reporters. "And going to the bench, you watch me, I'm going to look at you guys over there. I know where you all sit."

From ESPN. Com

HNL Hawks GM

RtSPYU.gif

 

 


#2 OFFLINE   Sean

Sean

    Greatest Poster of All-Time?

  • Moderator
  • 9,630 posts


  • Country: Country Flag

Posted 22 December 2012 - 03:27 PM

Posted Image
  • Kenny and Kobes 5th Ring like this

#3 ONLINE   Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers

  • Global Moderators
  • 18,140 posts

  • Country: Country Flag

Posted 22 December 2012 - 03:36 PM

It kinda is. I get what he's saying though.

ite5ZtfN7zO2U.gif


#4 OFFLINE   Diamantidis is GOAT

Diamantidis is GOAT

    DA GAWD

  • HN Journalists
  • 8,358 posts


  • Country: Country Flag

Posted 22 December 2012 - 03:39 PM

Yeah LBJ is having a solid all-around season nigs.

Posted Image

Posted Image


#5 OFFLINE   TeoTheGreek13

TeoTheGreek13

    Basketballholic

  • Moderator
  • 24,050 posts


  • Country: Country Flag

Posted 22 December 2012 - 03:41 PM

"If I wanted to, I could lead the league in scoring, but that's not my job here," James said.



And if Durant wanted to, you wouldn't. JS.
But anyway, we all know LeBron can score much more (in volume).

★★★Panathinaikos BC★★★

Posted Image


#6 OFFLINE   Bball_Jones

Bball_Jones

    baddest dribbler in the whole neighborhood

  • Members
  • 4,519 posts

Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:54 PM

Yes he could easily lead the league in scoring, he already proved it, but his FG% would obviously drop. Also if a guy like Durant wanted it that bad too, it wouldn't be so easy, at all.

"I'm shooting 54 percent from the field right now, so if I shoot 54 percent at 25 shots a game? Pff, that's like ... doing my math ... that's 27 points right there. That's without shooting free throws and shooting 42 percent from the 3-point line."


So Tyson Chandler is shooting like 71% from the field right now, if he shoots 25 shots a game, that's like 36 PPG... :0 Best scorer ever lol.
  • Tony Hops likes this

30mxxyo.jpg 33 3ub9c.jpg


#7 OFFLINE   Absolute Prophet

Absolute Prophet

    Starter

  • Members
  • 1,026 posts

  • Country: Country Flag

Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:03 PM

Hes a champion Kevin Durant isnt Lebron is a magic johnson mixed with Dr J IMHO
  • Jan_Sobieski™ likes this

#8 OFFLINE   Kenny

Kenny

    GOLF?

  • Banned
  • 11,520 posts

  • Country: Country Flag

Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:26 PM

Posted Image


LMAO!!!

WTF HOW DID NO ONE ELSE LIKE THIS!!!!

Posted Image


#9 OFFLINE   Sean

Sean

    Greatest Poster of All-Time?

  • Moderator
  • 9,630 posts


  • Country: Country Flag

Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:33 PM

LMAO!!!

WTF HOW DID NO ONE ELSE LIKE THIS!!!!

No one else watched drake and josh lol

#10 OFFLINE   Lil Kyrie™

Lil Kyrie™

    New York Knicks 2012-2013

  • Members
  • 5,982 posts


  • Country: Country Flag

Posted 22 December 2012 - 06:00 PM

No one else watched drake and josh lol

well I use to watch it

HNL Hawks GM

RtSPYU.gif

 

 


#11 OFFLINE   Jan_Sobieski™

Jan_Sobieski™

    #Polish- Slavic Swag

  • Members
  • 4,894 posts

  • Country: Country Flag

Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:58 PM

LEbron is just the shit right now. Its remarkable.

You never put a limit onto the Citizens.

 

melo-and-the-wonderful-knicks1.gif


#12 OFFLINE   TGIA

TGIA

    TGIA

  • Administrators
  • 18,675 posts

  • Country: Country Flag

Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:39 AM

Yea, no offensive fouls is nothing to be proud of. More about the fact that he will almost never get a call against him. Everyone who drives or posts up gets at least a foul once in a while, he's just the league's golden boy.

"I'm shooting 54 percent from the field right now, so if I shoot 54 percent at 25 shots a game? Pff, that's like ... doing my math ... that's 27 points right there. That's without shooting free throws and shooting 42 percent from the 3-point line."


No wonder he didn't go to college. If he wants to pretend he is a shooting god and his FG% wouldn't go down taking 25 shots a game? Then LOL. I really hope he tries that in the playoffs.

Using his logic, like someone else said, Chandler = GOAT?

Also if Kevin Durant/Carmelo were taking 25 shots a game, they would have more PPG then LeBron.
  • Diamantidis is GOAT likes this
2a9b8nm.jpg

#13 OFFLINE   Lil Kyrie™

Lil Kyrie™

    New York Knicks 2012-2013

  • Members
  • 5,982 posts


  • Country: Country Flag

Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:08 AM

Posted Image
  • Jan_Sobieski™ likes this

HNL Hawks GM

RtSPYU.gif

 

 


#14 OFFLINE   The Future

The Future

    #RipCity #brehsquad

  • Global Moderators
  • 26,278 posts


  • Country: Country Flag

Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:27 AM

LeGod can do what ever he wants to and still be the best.

bGmrLYl.gif





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users