LeBron James has been doing it all for the Miami Heat this season and in the playoffs and now he wants some help.
Dwyane Wade hasn’t been entirely himself in the playoffs and in Game 1 of the NBA Finals in Oklahoma City he struggled with 19 points on 7-of-19 shooting.
Here’s what LeBron said of Wade:
“A lot of times I try to let him figure it out on his own, but sometimes I go to him and tell him I need one of those games from him, I need one of those performances from him because he still has it,” LeBron said. “He knows he still has it, too, but every player needs a little kick every now and then, no matter how time-tested they are.”
Here we go again with LeBron and Wade trying to figure out playing together. How is LeBron not totally comfortable alongside Wade yet?
LeBron should never be letting anyone do anything on a basketball court. He’s the best player in the NBA and should be taking what he wants.
It’s not that easy for LeBron though. His personality isn’t that and it could cost him another shot at a championship as his Miami Heat are down 0-1 to the Oklahoma City Thunder right now.
In Game 1, LeBron was not the best player. Kevin Durant was. This Heat team isn’t good enough to win games when LeBron isn’t the best player in the game.
LeBron should be guarding Durant more in Game 2. That doesn’t mean Durant will get shutdown but he should make things harder for him.
LeBron has been asked to do so much for the Heat and he will once again be asked to do more in stopping Durant.
The Heat better figure things out soon because coming back from down 0-2 isn’t easy for anyone.