Originally Posted by DoItAllPaul
LeBron's strengths have benefited his teammates more than himself. You think Ray Allen is getting these looks without LeBron. Bosh certainly isn't standing in the corner getting uncontested 3s without LeBron. People have to play off of Wade bc of LeBron. LeBron is extending these players careers.
that would be true if those same players weren't doing that for their entire careers before Lebron. it goes both ways fam.
Do you think Lebron has a clear one on one path to the Lane because he doesn't have a atleast 3 deadly shooters around him at all times?
Do you think he doesn't benefit on the defensive end by having Battier, Wade, Chalmers guarding stars on the perimeter until the 4th where he can come through with full energy?
Do you think Lebron doesn't benefit from having two players who can create their shots at will at their positions? and would probably demand a double team on 3/4 th of the teams in the L?
this is where things get mixed with Lebron man, how do you CARRY a team that has two other perennial All-Stars, and over the years has had THE BEST SHOOTER EVER, and a slew of other knockdown shooters.
Carrying is what J.Kidd did, What A.I did, What Dirk did when he closed out a much more talented team in 2011. Lebron is the best player on that squad but he doesn't have to Carry anything in order for that team to be close.