LeBron James rejects sports analytics – cleveland.com

Entertainment Updated 7:27 AM; Today 6:12 AM AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill LeBron James rejects the idea of analytics when it comes to “real basketball.” By Troy L. Smith, Cleveland.com CLEVELAND, Ohio – After watching an epic day of basketball on Mother’s Day, LeBron James is over the concept of sports analytics.He said as much on social media Sunday after watching the Portland Trail Blazers take down the Denver Nuggets in Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals.That’s exactly why I don’t wanna hear all that analytics talk! In PLAYOFF games when it usually come down to 1/2 possession games down the stretch, just get me bucket! The best shot during that possession. And if it’s a Pull-up 2 then so be it cause it was the best SHOT!— LeBron James (@KingJames) May 12, 2019 “That’s exactly why I don’t wanna hear all that analytics talk!” James said after watching the Trailblazers’ C.J. McCollum hit an important mid-range jumper, considered by analytics experts to the be the lowest percentage shot in the NBA. “The best shot during that possession,” James continued. “And if it’s a pull-up 2, then so be it ‘cause it was the best shot!”The King has spoken.When y’all want to talk REAL basketball let me know. 😁— LeBron James (@KingJames) May 12, 2019
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