And this is exactly why Lebron James, a 3 time regular season MVP, is ridiculed more than any other player in the league today. He has yet to get it done in the post season and bring home a championship.
The NBA playoffs are where players make names for themselves. It is where they show their worth. Just look at big shot Robert Horry or Mr. Big Shot himself, Chauncey Billups. They earned these names in the NBA playoffs.
When you think of Derek Fisher's career, one of the first shots that has to cross your mind is the one he made with .4 left on the clock, against the Spurs, in the playoffs.
Just go down the list of legends and the marquee moments in their careers and it is easy to see where they made their mark.
Sometime between April and June.
What's not to love about a superstar looking to solidify his greatness, or a no-name hitting an unlikely big shot.
Legends are born during the NBA playoffs and this will likely never change. The true definition of gut check time.