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Two years ago people complained about LeBron James because he didn’t have a post game. So he learned one and won a title. That was the end of that criticism.
So people had to invent a new one (I’m talking to you, Skip Bayless). They complained about his jump shot. So James raised that bar too, lifting the effective field-goal percentage on his jump shot from .430 last year to .482 in just one season, a pretty dramatic spike.
He has now become one of the better three-point shooters in the NBA, knocking down his shots at a .404 clip. Compare that with Kevin Durant’s .410 percentage—and no one criticizes Durant’s jumper.
In fact, in NBA history, James' overall field-goal percentage of .560 is the highest of any player ever who has made at least 100 threes. His percentage is a full 18 points better than John Stockton’s current record of .542.
This particular mix is impressive because it means that a player is taking a high volume of shots from three, but still maintaining a high field-goal percentage while doing so. In fact, only 26 times in history has a player shot over 50 percent in a season in which he made 100 three-point shots.
I guess the next thing is for him to just shave his head. It’s the only thing left to criticize him for.