Point/Counterpoint: Does LeBron James have a clear path to the NBA Finals?

11 May, 2018, 03:56 | Author: Brenda Erickson
  • Birmingham Head Coach Nicholas Halic sends in a play during the the game at Taft Charter High School in Woodland Hills on Friday

In fact, the Kevin Garnett - Paul Pierce Celtics were the last non-LeBron team to represent the East in the Finals, way back in 2010.

Not only are his 34.3 points per game more than anyone else in these playoffs, it's on pace to be the most James has averaged since he was 24 years old. LeBron is by far the better passer. The youngster has progressed through AAU ball to become one of the country's top prospects, a blue-chip recruit at Duke, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2017 National Basketball Association draft and one of the most important pieces on a Celtics team that's progressed to the league's final four despite season-ending injuries to All-Stars Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving.

Late last spring, I sat with another player ahead of LeBron on that list of all-time great postseasons: number six, Bob McAdoo, whose 37.4 points a game for the Buffalo Braves only got them one series that year, a seven-game loss to Washington. "I'm not a better defender than he is.' So I think you get to the point where the fit and the need LeBron had for Kyrie wasn't going to allow him to become Scottie because he didn't need Kyrie to fill in the gaps, necessarily".

It looks like his matchup with IN is going to be his toughest of his run to the Finals, unless Boston can pull some unforeseen magic out of nowhere.

The Toronto Raptors were arguably the worst No. 1 seed in National Basketball Association history, for sure in the past decade - I want to make that clear.

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Jayson Tatum, Terry Rozier, Marcus Morris and second-year Jaylen Brown figure to give the Celtics a slightly better chance than Jae Crowder, Avery Bradley, Gerald Green and rookie Jaylen Brown. The Boston Celtics shouldn't be in this position.

LeBron James goes glass and drills the Tissot Buzzer-Beater to lift the @cavs to victory in Game 3!

Yet here the Celtics stand, with a 3-1 lead over the 76ers. He once talked about Jordan as "this ghost I'm chasing", but there are many ways to run after a ghost. But nearly immediately after the game, the conversation wasn't about the shot-but about if LeBron is better than Michael Jordan.



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