LeBron James’ Inconsistent Stroke Has Opponents, Cavaliers Off Balance

February 5th, 2016 by Greg Swartz Leave a reply »
CLEVELAND — Pegged as the NBA's worst high-volume shooter from outside the paint earlier this season, LeBron James responded with weeks of improvement—followed by a recent string of inconsistency.

James, now 31 and in his 13th professional season, is showing little sign of slowing down. He ranks fifth in the NBA with 24.9 points per game on 50.5 percent shooting from the field.

But if there's a kryptonite to his game, it's long-range efficiency.

Despite remaining one of the most talented and unstoppable forces in the league, James must normalize his stroke if the Cleveland Cavaliers are to become more consistent as well.


Up... On Dec. 28, James was the league's worst outside shooter with marks of 31.9 percent from mid-range and 24.8 percent from three. Don't think he didn't notice.

"I actually saw [it] on my Instagram feed that I was the worst-shooting player in the NBA," James said, via Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com. "I actually saw that when I woke up from a nap. I remember exactly when that was. Denver. Right before the Denver game, so I answered the call."

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