I happen to be one of those people who believes that LeBron James is one of the greatest physical specimen this world has ever seen and, despite his cringey moments, it’s impossible to hate on a man who lived up to all the hype the world laid at his feet since before he grew his first pubic hair.
Wellllll, almost impossible.
It has been brought to my attention by Brad Turner of the LA Times that the team has written a strongly-worded letter to the league about LeBron’s lack of free throw attempts against Denver.
Through the first three games of the Western Conference Finals, LeBron James has attempted just 10 free throws, shooting just two in Game 3 on a Jamal Murray flagrant foul.
GASP. THE INJUSTICE!
So the Lakers are making noise about LeBron’s lack of free throws vs Denver in @latimessports. Can’t wait to see what happens in Game 4: Lakers present case to NBA regarding LeBron James' lack of free throws https://t.co/K2vhxcpF0A
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) September 24, 2020
According to CBS, over the first 10 games of the playoffs, Bron averaged 7.6 free-throw attempts per game, comparable to his career regular-season (8 per game) and postseason (9) averages.
“We’re dealing with the fouls through the proper channels with the league,” Frank Vogel told reporters after Wednesday’s practice. “I think he’s gone to the basket very aggressively, and I’ll just leave it at that.”
Stats seem to reflect Vogel’s claim, as LeBron’s attempted eight shots per game in the restricted area compared to 7.8 during the regular season.
But that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s getting fouled more, especially when the Nuggets have a dominant force down low that the league hasn’t seen since Russell.
— Hairball (@h_air_eee) September 16, 2020
If the line for Game 4 free throws by LeBron is set at one billion, I’m taking the over.
Jokic daps LeBron up before the tip: