Lebron James: To Be Loved or Feared? Why He Can’t Win When It Counts

May 14th, 2010 by Dannie Haynes Leave a reply »

Every great warrior has a weakness. Achilles had his heel. Samson had his hair. LeBron has...his elbow?

While his elbow will heal this off-season, it is now clear that Lebron's lack of killer instinct has cost him playoff glory. 

It was only a few years ago that LeBron single-handedly took down the then-powerhouse Detroit Pistons and led to the overachieving Cavs to the NBA Finals.

He scored 25 straight points, and 29 of the Cavs final 30, to take a pivotal game five which swung all the momentum to Cleveland.

Cleveland went on to advance to the finals against San Antonio. At that point, we thought it was the first of many.

While the Cavs were swept by a more talented and experienced team in the Spurs, it seemed that all LeBron needed were more established stars to follow the model of the Spurs' Big three (and later the Celtics) or, at the very least, to pair James up with a top tier big man (like the Lakers did fore Kobe with Pau Gasol.)

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