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tbbyolumbatobby
04-30-2017, 06:36 PM
IF THERE'S A LOW POINT*of LeBron James' career, you could make a case for Game 5 against the Celtics in the 2010 Eastern Conference semifinals. James is 25, in his athletic prime, coming off the ninth-best season in PER in NBA history to that point -- the only players to have done better being named Wilt and Michael. Expectations are supernatural. Instead, everything this night fits a pattern of "general lameness."

In a normal contest, LeBron dunks over opponents the size of Paul Pierce with ease. On this night, he's holding the ball for several unproductive seconds, burning clock, failing to conjure plans, firing bailout passes to the far corners. A man who averaged almost 30 points on the season makes only three shots all night. Almost every jumper is short. LeBron's performance -- the Celtics cruise to a 120-88 win -- will be bizarre enough to launch media-consuming conspiracy theories about undisclosed injuries and off-court distractions of all kinds. Perhaps you've heard a few.

But what if there was a simpler explanation? What if James was just ... exhausted?

In the years since, what's becoming clear to scientists and many coaches is that "general lameness" is a likely result of overwork. Consider: On that day in 2010, James was wrapping up seven seasons in which he'd played 25,197 total minutes. It's been nearly 20 years since any other player has done the same. By the 2015 playoffs, one of the high priests of biometric science, Athletic Lab's Michael Young, would declare James' workload "unfathomable," perhaps greater than any other athlete in any other sport.

This preseason, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue talked about managing James' minutes, as LeBron's coaches long have. The team even bragged about a cutting-edge system that sorts players into red, yellow and green categories of fatigue. But the Cavs struggled and failed to win the East, and James ultimately led the NBA in minutes per game.

Now more than ever the Cavs need James to walk on water because by every rational analysis, the team is toast -- loser of 15 of its last 26 regular-season games and having entered its first-round series with only a 3.7 percent chance of taking the title, according to the Basketball Power Index Playoff Odds. So the question of the playoffs becomes: Is James too fried to be his best when it matters most? With a title hanging in the balance, I sought the answer.

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/page/presents19212772/beginning-lebron-james-end

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krazylegz
04-30-2017, 10:10 PM
thats funny....at the beginning of the season,doctors said he had the body of a 19 year old....sooooooooooo,theres that

http://www.complex.com/sports/2016/10/tyronn-lue-cavs-coach-lebron-james-body-of-19-year-old

http://www.providr.com/tyronn-lue-cavs-coach-lebron-james-body-of-19-year-old

https://thesocialman.com/lebron-james-19-year-old/

FlashBolt
05-01-2017, 12:21 PM
thats funny....at the beginning of the season,doctors said he had the body of a 19 year old....sooooooooooo,theres that

http://www.complex.com/sports/2016/10/tyronn-lue-cavs-coach-lebron-james-body-of-19-year-old

http://www.providr.com/tyronn-lue-cavs-coach-lebron-james-body-of-19-year-old

https://thesocialman.com/lebron-james-19-year-old/

This is a lie. It sounds like an amazing abnormal story but there is no way James has the same body he did at age 19. Physically, he was at his best in his 08-09 year. The best thing about how he has declined physically is that he has improved his game in a mental aspect. That's why he's still so great.

KnickNyKnick
05-01-2017, 04:18 PM
I dont think so, hes just surrounded with a a lot of talent and doesn't need to do much these days.

His been to the Finals 7 straight times, the year his team doesn't make it is the year he drops off i'd say.