In Game 6, Miami beats Boston 98-79: In the clutch, LeBron James goes Wilt Chamberlain 45-15-5 (mostly commentary)
Hasn’t been done since Wilt went 50-15-6 vs. Hawks (Elias Sports Bureau) in 1964…
12-14. 30 points in 1st half. Gas pedal stepped on. 45 for the game (19-for-26, 73.1 pct). 15 boards to boot. 5 assists that could have been a lot more if his teammates weren’t busy watching him zone off like he was ABA Julius or Portland Michael. 48, 9, 7 in Game 5 vs. an aging Pistons in ’07. This is an aging Celtics team. His demeanor sure was similar. 1st player since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to score at least 25 points in 6 straight games vs. the Celtics. Only player to score at least 45 points multiple times in elimination games. I said he would do it before the season so it shouldn’t be a shock. Sometimes you have to just tell the world to kiss your ass…
People were beginning to doubt him. I understand why some have questioned his heart (check out The Shadow League) because of his way too chill demeanor in the ’11 Finals and seemingly as the clock has ran down this season, he passed the ball too much. It remains obvious that at any time he can take the hell over and no one that is basketball alive can stop him. Oklahoma City wants none of that LeBron. Boston and San Antonio are better defensively. I remember asking LeBron about getting back up after a tough series defeat a few years ago. He sighed before he spoke. If he continues to play like this, there won’t be a sigh.
This is a different team when Bosh gets minutes as well defending the pick and roll. Dwyane Wade had 17. Chalmers 9. Bosh 8. 44-34 advantage on the boards. Rondo had 21 and 10. Kevin Garnett and Brandon Bass had 12. Ray Allen 10 and Paul Pierce had one of his worst playoff performances (4-18) and scored just 9 points. Not clutch, but I think the Celtics said a couple of oh shits under their breath when they saw there was no way of penetrating the focus of the absolute best player on the planet. Black Pharaoh disappeared on the floor. Doc Rivers tried everything. LeBron extended his range and shot threes like he should do occasionally. Doubles were too late but the way LeBron was locked it wouldn’t have mattered anyway. His stunner was on red. One of the greatest performances we have ever seen. This was the LeBron we know was coming for your basketball life. The one who didn’t care about your smile or your autograph. The Kobe LeBron. The LeBron before Oscar’s grey haired bitterness. Not the Milwaukee Oscar but the Ohio Oscar. This was the Ohio LeBron. The before The Decision LeBron. Every man in his right mind would have left Cleveland for South Beach in his 20’s but that’s another story. Get it. Get it all LeBron. Do it again in Game 7 because the would still wants you to fail. They don’t trust you. Make them fall to their knees. This game last year you lost in the Finals. Just get there. Show everyone what they must have forgot…
(this won’t get any mention I’m sure)
I guess this is why Wilt hated y’all too. His name sure is mentioned a lot lately huh? When did Wilt stop playing again? How can Wilt’s GOAT not be the standard for every sports GOAT? Mike got y’all faded because he smiled on camera. He wasn’t threatening. His basketball killer was sexy and you lusted, but lust ain’t really love is it? LeBron conjures images of helplessness. You know you can’t beat him man to sports man. Like little kids in the school yard picking on the talent you surely are shook to be. Too big, too Black, too Strong.
Why should our expectations of LeBron be how he lives his life? What do we have to do with it? He has no business bowing down to what we want of him…good or bad. Public or private. That bullshit about being a public icon and watching what he says or does simply to not offend is absolutely ridiculous and smacks of nothing but insecurity. Owners cut players all the time. Why can’t players cut the team? LeBron didn’t cut the Cleveland fans, he cut Dan Gilbert.
The world has wanted to emasculate LeBron since the decision to leave the Cavaliers. They are threatened by the monster he was last night. He took the will of every person in the arena…and on the court. Even the cat who threw the drink (while security and law enforcement watched) when he walked through the tunnel post game. The pictures still snapped though didn’t they? The Celtics faithful knew they saw something historic and y’all can get on Kevin Durant’s jock if you want to because the kid is great but he isn’t last night great. Though he is a basketball killer so maybe eventually he will be 45-15-5 when his back is against a screaming wall and balding headbands rain down with their own little messages yelling “You 4th quarter suck!”
The sports world bowed down to the King last night. He told everyone to kiss his Black ass and he did so like the reticent alchemist. He was serial killer cool, calm and collected. Few words. His tone was Biggie but his soul was Pac. He said after the game he doesn’t hear the hate or even the good because he doesn’t pay attention to sports talk radio. LeBron did know that if he didn’t perform last night, he would have been illogically vilified forever as a choker. Judging by the stats posted in the lede, he is the opposite, but the shine doesn’t seem to go that way huh?
Because he won.
Folks want him to lose everything. I’ve heard folks openly state they are supposed to hate LeBron. It’s popular. They hate him more than killers of humans and he’s committed no crime. He took his business dealings by the balls and created a corporation of himself. Nothing wrong with that. The treatment of this cat has become disgustingly irrational. Myopic and if you are locked in your own dystopia, and hating LeBron has become therapeutic then maybe you should fire your Cleveland shrink.
|D. Pittman||DNP — COACH’S DECISION|
|E. Curry||DNP — INACTIVE|
|T. Harris||DNP — INACTIVE|
|A. Bradley||DNP — INACTIVE|
|J. Johnson||DNP — INACTIVE|
Officials: Dan Crawford, Tony Brothers, Tom Washington
Time of Game: 2:27
– M. Chalmers (5:29 – 1st Qtr)
– L. James (3:17 – 3rd Qtr)
– K. Garnett (9:31 – 3rd Qtr)