Last night sucked for Heat haters but was a delight for Lebron haters. It was pretty obvious that Lebron was the 3rd or 4th best player on the floor last night and the Mavericks treated him as such They basically begged for Lebron to shoot the ball late in the game. They continually double teamed Dwayne Wade, and dared LBJ to beat them.
You know how many times MJ got that treatment? Zero. A team never doubled Scottie in hopes of MJ getting the rock. Teams never said to themsleves, let's make Michael beat us. But thats exactly what happened last night in Dallas.
MJ was the best player in every playoff series he played in, even the ones he lost early in his career. Lebron, on the other hand, has only been great in a handful of games in his playoff career. Instead of comparing him to MJ, he should be compared to sidekicks like Pippen, James Worthy, Clyde Drexler and Joe Dumars. He will never be the best player on the best team. D Wade should win the NBA Finals MVP (his second Finals MVP).
So maybe Lebron will get his title, but he should never be compared to the greatest of all time. Even if