LeBron James Isn't Clutch and the 7 Other Biggest Myths in the NBA

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LeBron James Isn't Clutch and the 7 Other Biggest Myths in the NBA
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If there's one thing the NBA's been battling since its creation, it's stereotypes.

Racial stereotypes from back in the day gave way to even lazier assumptions as the years progressed. "NBA players are all thugs" from decades ago turned into "NBA players don't play defense!" and "David Stern is rigging the league!" in today's era.

LeBron James, reigning MVP and league champion, knows all about those misplaced perceptions. For years, he's been working to shed the label of not being "clutch" like Kobe Bryant or Michael Jordan.

The 2012 championship seemed to shut up most of James' critics for the time being, but he continues to wage a one-man war on the idea that he's not a clutch player.

Let's break down the "LeBron isn't clutch" myth, along with seven others in the NBA.

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