Magic Johnson Praises LeBron's Playoff Performance

Magic Johnson: LeBron's Performance One Of The Greatest Ever

5/21/12 in NBA   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

Another note for those of you who think Bron Bron is treated unfairly, just take a look at Kobe's game from Saturday night. The Mamba put up 38 points, but all anyone talked about after the game was his poor fourth quarter performance. Granted, the Lakers lost and the Heat won, but Kobe didn't get to fall back on Dwyane Wade when he couldn't get it going. The Lakers' loss was put on Kobe's back because of his performance down the stretch, so the Heat's win can't be put on LeBron's back because of his performance down the stretch.

I'm not one of those bitter Knick fans who pouted and said "waahh I hate LeBron he didn't come to my team!" I've been anti-LeBron since he was drafted, and of course I wanted him on the Knicks, I'm not an idiot, but when he joined forces with the Heatles I became mega-anti-LeBron. The fact is, the microscope that LeBron is under is completely fair, all the superstars are looked at in a similar manner. It seems like LeBron is more harshly criticized because he's ALWAYS messing up down the stretch, unlike most of the other superstars. He put up incredible numbers on Sunday, but it was no where near an all-time great performance. Sorry Magic, there's just no way I'll agree with you on that.

PS - The 6'0'' 160 lb Darren Collison ripping the ball out of LeBron's hands was priceless.
May 20, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) and Indiana Pacers point guard Darren Collison (2) struggle for control of the ball in game four of the Eastern Conference semifinals of the 2012 NBA playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Miami defeated Indiana 101-93 in game 4 of the eastern conference semifinals. Mandatory credit: Michael Hickey-US PRESSWIRE
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5/21/12   |   delonamos   |   1 respect

straight hating, lebron can dominate a game without scoring. bron was the facilitator he made wade and U looked good, bron was staring the ship. 18 rebounds was key. king scored or assisted on 62 points

5/21/12   |   kantwistaye   |   4219 respect

And you're still 100% wrong and clueless about it.

5/21/12   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

as i said, exceptional, unbelievable performance. you don't gotta agree with me, but for me to consider a performance all time great you gotta close out the game (like the game against the pistons mentioned above, that was all time great). i don't expect lebron to rip off 25 straight to end every game, but wade and haslem closed out that game, not lebron

also, i'm not saying lebron doesn't live up to the king nickname, i'm just saying he's under more of a microscope because he calls himself king, chosen one, etc

5/21/12   |   kantwistaye   |   4219 respect

If this is your reaction to this game, just give up - not only on watching and understanding basketball, but on sports in general.  This is Skip Bayless-level trolling stupidity.

5/21/12   |   scquwi1   |   1232 respect

I am not a James' fan but it was one of the greatest performance ever. Saying great for the first 3 quarters, but the game is four quarters, is just flat stupid. That is like saying there was never a great band, or album because, not ever every song was a hit, or was #1 on the charts. Only 3 out 12 made it to the top ten so the album is a failure, just flat out stupid.

As for living up to the nickname King James, name the players in the league past or present who could/can play with him. there is not many. He carried the Cavs to the finals, the same year we shall the Cavaliers eliminated Detroit in Game 6. The wins included a 109–107 double-overtime game at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Game 5, in which LeBron James scored the last 25 points for the Cavs, and his performance in this game is recognized as one of the best in NBA history.

So now there is game where he did not come through in the 4th quarters, but there is many games were he controlled the the 4th quarter, do not be blinded by Skip Bayless and fools who claim Lebron has to have a ring to prove he is great, Luke Walton has to championship rings, and there is no way in the universe someone will believe Luke Walton is better then Lebron James. It is a team sport people!!!

5/21/12   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

Datman71 wrote:
You're an idiot. Greatest game in 50 years but he didn't do enough for YOU in must win on the road. If you nitpicked your life as hard as you nitpick Lebron's game you would accomplish some incredible feats. Nothing short of stopping world hunger, cancer etc. What a clown.

best three quarters in nba playoff history, but the game is four quarters

5/21/12   |   Datman71

You're an idiot. Greatest game in 50 years but he didn't do enough for YOU in must win on the road. If you nitpicked your life as hard as you nitpick Lebron's game you would accomplish some incredible feats. Nothing short of stopping world hunger, cancer etc. What a clown.