LeBron angered by stats results
LeBron has competed in the NBA for fifteen years, so it’s no doubt he has a lot of experience. However, stats taken show that LeBron is slowing down. LeBron has officially entered the “old man” phase of his career.
Watching LeBron on the court it’s clear that the King is fighting to win, and keep time on his side. The NBA’s tracking data shows that LeBron is the slowest player on the court. The data collected by the NBA clocks him at an average speed of 3.4 MPH during the first three games of the Celtics – Cavaliers series.
James did respond well to the news. The Athletic’s Jason Lloyd presented him with that fact, and Lebron said;
“That’s the dumbest I’ve ever heard – That tracking can kiss my ass. The slowest guy? Get out of here.”
James then offered a suggestion…
“Tell them to track how tired I am after the game, track that,” James said. “I’m No. 1 in the NBA on how tired I am after the game.”
While the data is showing the average speed, it is not confirming that James is actually the slowest player on the court. It is an average taken so if James is picking his spots to rest and conserve energy, something which he has in fact admitted to doing, it would have affected his tracking data.
James did not look very slow or tired on Monday night when his 44 points helped the Cavaliers beat the Celtics 111-102 in Game 4. His performance over the season could also go down as the best he has had in his career.
As it stands the series is now tied at 2-2. It will shift back to Boston on Wednesday night when the Cavaliers face the Celtics in Game 5.