LeBron James’ Latest Non-Issue: Who Needs Scoring Titles?

March 26th, 2010 by Karl Leave a reply »
ESPN.com is reporting that LeBron James, who currently leads Kevin Durant by a fraction of a point for the NBA scoring title, declared that he doesn't care if he wins it or not. What he cares about is what the team achieves, James said. 

And then, almost as an afterthought, he added, "If I really wanted to, if I really wanted to be the scoring [champion] every single year—every single year— I could really do it. But it doesn't matter."

Of course that comment made the LeBron haters go nuts, as you can see from these responses .

Two quick things: does anyone really doubt that what LeBron says isn't true? 

I watch every Cavs game, and ALL THE TIME I see games in which LeBron, for whole quarters, seems content simply to set up his teammates and get them going. He routinely becomes a pass-first player for large stretches of games, AND THEN finishes the game with 30 points. 

Does anyone really think that if LeBron set his sights on, let's say scoring 40 per game, he couldn't do it? He could do it easily. 

BUT, and here's the second thing, he doesn't care. He wants to win. He wants th ...

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