trueballer7 wrote:Single most manufactured career in pro sports history, worldwide. They were forcing, in a literal sense, everybody to assist Lebron to win a title. The physical, mental, psychological effects being visible and still apparent to all included (Lue had to be hospitalized, Love was suffering from breakdowns and depression, Griffin stopped watching basketball altogether, Irving was willing to throw away a whole year of his career to free himself). Can you fathom that?
And all he got, was a single title where a number of the most improbable events all coincided at once and even then it was by the thinnest of margins.
They were manhandling the league, forming super teams and torturing players, coaches and GMs to get provide him the easiest possible way to multiple championships, and he couldnt deliver.
While the manner in which Lebron's teams were manufactured and artificial, Lebron had to carry the highest load to win his 3 rings of any player in NBA history outside of a few exceptions. The intent was to make it as easy as possible for Lebron yes, but the result from it was far from it. The teams that Lebron built were big on big names, but totally overrated and not the correct way to build a team. It is why Lebron had to go super sayain to win his 3 titles. For one you had players that did not fit well. Wade's lack of shooting didn't fit well with Lebron, KI was ball dominant while also did not fit well with Lebron. Love and KI were terrible defenders and Bosh was not a rim protector or good rebounder. he did provide midrange, but not 3 point spacing. If you are going to use your cap room on 3 max players they better fit well, have complementary skills, and all 3 better be at least solid defenders. Big 3s are overrated and show how the law of diminishing returns is very real. A big 2 with a complete roster is a far superior method.
For one Kevin Love is/was totally overrated and not worthy of a big 3 title. Lebron in 2016 had to beat a 73-9 team and led all players from both teams in points, rebounds, assists, blocks, and steals. He is the only player in history to do that in a playoff series and he did it in the finals against a 73 win team. He also had the anchor the defense as KI and KL suck on defense. Idk why anyone can sit there and claim he had it easy. If not for the injuries in 2015 and the fluke addition of Durant to the Warriors to Cavs would have won 1-2 more rings.
Then on Miami he had to anchor the offense and defense as well especially since they had no rim protector. Bosh was pretty average in both title playoff runs and was horrific in the 2013 NBA finals...average in the 2012 finals. Wade declined and was a good, but not great player that put up.
There was a reason when Lebron went to the bench the Cavs and Heat would get outscored. Lebron should have won DPOY in 2012 and or 2013.