LeBron needs work on free throws

Yes, I’m master of the obvious, but Terry Pluto cited some troubling stats that put this in perpsective:

Now that James seems to have regained his legs and is playing some of his best basketball, it’s time to make free throws. According to Elias Sports Bureau, he’s shooting 59 percent (27-of-46) in the final five minutes of games when the score is within four points. That’s how they define clutch free throws. Overall, he’s at 67 percent, and that’s just too low for a guy who has averaged 75 percent in his first three pro seasons.

LeBron has started to step things up the past several games. He’s finally realizing that he has to drive to the basket and stop settling for jumpers. Hopefully he’ll emerge from the haze that seems to have overtaken his game for the first part of the season.

Now he has to get things right on the line. Stop kissing your damn wrists before every free throw and start concentrating on making the shot.

Hopefully this is all part of LeBron’s maturation process. Let’s hope he gets everything worked out by playoff time.

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