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Looks Like the LeBron "Killer Instinct" Narrative Has Reared Its Ugly Head Again

Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

Miami’s down 3-2 to San Antonio, so naturally, it’s time to attack LeBron James. Attack his legacy, attack The Decision (some people are still hung up on that), attack the fact he’s only won one title in three years in Miami, despite getting to the Championship round in each season with the Heat.

But he promised seven rings!

Reminder: Game 6 is tonight.

Frankly, I don’t have the energy to get too wrapped up in this nonsense, not even the “does LeBron have the killer instinct” silliness. Did it look that way against Dallas in 2011? Yes. But it didn’t look that way in 2012. I don’t think it looks that way in 2013, so far.

Also, I think the Heat will win the next two games. And Vegas still has the Heat as favorites to win the NBA title.

So why waste the energy?

This is LeBron’s 10th season in the league. His career averages: 27.6 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 6.9 apg. He’s reached the Finals four times (did you forget the time he dragged that laughable Cleveland team to the Title round), and captured too many awards to list here. If you can’t already tell that he’s one of the best players the League has ever produced, I can’t help you.

Debates over whether he’s Top 5 or Top 10 or Top 20 all-time are fun, subjective, and HE’S 28 YEARS OLD. I know you’ve got to “have a take” and weigh in strongly each week (game?) about whether LeBron is the 3rd or 11th best player of all-time, but doesn’t it get old?

He’s an amazing physical freak who, when he wants, can do whatever he choose. Why doesn’t he do that all the time? Well, he’s probably tired, and he’s got capable teammates, and, well, he could go for 52-21-11, but if the Heat can’t slow Tony Parker and get a hand in Danny Green’s face, it may not matter.

 

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