This is for all of who you are tired of the assumption that LeBron James plays in a vacuum where every loss is his own.
Rather, much of this series thus far has been about how the Celtics have owned.
The morning sports barb was on how LeBron James passed up a shot in regulation that could have won Game 4 Sunday night. Inherent in this statement is the expectation that if James shot the ball, that he would have made the shot.
I guess we should also expect for all politicians to be honest and for Wall Street to generate profit for the masses...
Let's try using some of the active voice here to give the Celts the credit they are due.
James didn't take the final shot because the Celtics set up a perfect zone defense for the play. The Celts first forced James into a double team, and then forced James to pass to an open Udonis Haslem. The Celtics wanted to set the situation up that way.
Also, that James' pass got deflected on its way to Haslem wasn't because James deflected it. Keyon Dooling deflected that pass.
There. That feels better.