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The 5 Ways LeBron James Becomes The Best Ever

By 09.28.12
Kobe Bryant, LeBron James

Kobe Bryant, LeBron James (photo. Nike Basketball)


4. GO TO THE POST WHEN YOU’RE FEELING IT
It might seem a stupid request, but LeBron, don’t take the heat-check three. When you’re on, and you’re on a lot, duck into the post and show your opponents you won’t take the easy way out with a triple (Plus, it will make your defender work for an extra possession.). We saw how the post game made you unstoppable in last year’s playoffs.

After your low-post training with Hakeem Olajuwon, you said it was nice to know you could get a high-percentage shot now because of that improved footwork. So, when you feel like you can do anything, work on what’s least comfortable. As the best passing forward in the NBA, part of your arsenal is dropping dimes out of double teams. Instead, try bullying through two guys even if it means a few turnovers. By forcing the issue, teams must respect both your passing and head-down aggression — effectively choosing between Jekyll and Hyde and gambling when to leave one defender on you in the post. In time it will all be lethally balanced.


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