Finals defeats too much to bear for James

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  1. walterHwhite

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    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/finals-defeats-too-much-bear-james-070010192--nba.html

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    LeBron James has tasted defeat four times in NBA Finals now but that does not make it any easier to swallow. In fact, losing to Golden State hurt so much he would rather miss out on the playoffs altogether than lose another championship series.

    James led the way for Cleveland with 32 points, 18 rebounds and nine assists in Game Six on Tuesday but it was not enough to carry the Cavaliers to victory over the Warriors.

    Golden State picked up their first title in 40 years with the 105-97 win in Cleveland.

    “When you fall short it hurts,” James told reporters. “I’m starting to (think) I’d rather not even make the playoffs than to lose in the Finals. It would hurt a lot (less).”

    James finished with averages of 35.8 points, 13.3 rebounds and 8.8 assists for the six games, becoming the first player to lead both teams in total points, rebounds and assists in a Finals series.

    There was talk he could follow Jerry West (1969) and become just the second player to win the Finals MVP despite losing the series, but that honor went to Golden State’s Andre Iguodala, who hounded James throughout the matchup.


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    Jun 16, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) walks off the court …
    In the end, effort could not make up for a depleted roster.

    The Cavs lost All Star guard Kyrie Irving to a knee injury in the series opener and All Star forwardKevin Love to a shoulder ailment in the first round of the playoffs.

    “We never asked for sympathy when they went down,” said coach David Blatt. “We never made an excuse and I certainly won’t do that now. The Warriors were better.”

    The result of losing two key players was that Cleveland had to feed James the ball more, but the increased workload saw him make just 39 percent of his shots.

    “I don’t enjoy being as non-efficient as I was. I don’t enjoy dribbling the ball for countless seconds on the shot clock with the team looking at me to make a play,” James said.

    “That’s not winning basketball. It was what I had to do, what was needed. We ran out of talent.”

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    jordan would never say that
     
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    Laugh clown! Laugh!!! :backlol:
     
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    "We ran out of talent." :jj:
     
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    How does Iggy get the MVP after "hounding LeBron," who basically put up a fucking triple double every night :jj:
     
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    The definition of putting the team on your back
     
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    Boo fucking hoo
     
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    waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
     
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    What a bullshit article.
    Just straight up tripe
     
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    Thats right. And Jordan never went to a finals and lost.
     
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    i wondered the same thing
     
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    i respect Lebrons talents, but his whining is out of control. after every time he goes to the basket, he throws up his hand and looks to the ref for a foul call
     
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    If anyone, Curry should have gotten it :dontknow:
     
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    i Don't understand the hate for Bron really. As for his "whining" after not getting calls, I don't think I ever recall a star of his caliber getting so few calls. motherfucker has been absolutely mugged
     
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    Iggy was most consistent throughout all 5 games for GS. Curry stunk it up the first few games. Toss up it could've been Iggy, Curry or Draymond
     
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    Wahhhhh he has turned into a whining cunt. Great talent but cries too much.
     
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    They kept saying, "LeBron just looks exhausted out there," am I being naive or did I never hear that about Michael Jordan? I also never saw Michael Jordan make a pouting face. Maybe that's just LeBron's lips, I'm kidding, I am not a racist.
     
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    Stop posting that sloppy SB smiley, Joo#'s!
     
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    :shit: