"His career stats are not dominant. 18 ppg, 3 apg, 3 rpg. No question his 3FG% and FT% are very good (career .395 shooter from deep – not as great as you thought it was, is it?), but he was almost always his team’s top scorer, and he averaged only 18 ppg for his career. He finished in the top-10 in ppg only once in his career: 8<sup>th</sup> in 1989-90 with 24.6 ppg. As far as his biggest skill--hitting three-pointers--goes, he wasn't exactly dominant. More like consistently above-average. Miller once lead the league in makes by a slim margin, once tied for the league lead in makes, and never lead the league in 3-point percentage (was 3rd in 1993-94, his only top-5 finish in that category). That’s how un-dominant his stats were. Playoffs, you say? 21 ppg, 2.5 apg, and 3 rpg. Still not dominant. Outside of his stats we have a bad passer (for a guard), a mediocre-at-best defender, and a guy you couldn’t design your offense around. I say that last part because he had to run off screens to get open for catch-and-shoots, which ties up your big men on the perimeter and forces the PG to stall with the ball until he’s open. You don’t win championships that way, and he didn’t.
But wasn’t he considered great when he was playing? 15 seasons, 5 All-Star Games. Huh, that isn’t that impressive. Joe Johnson has 5 in 10 years. Chauncey Billups has 5 in 14 years. Steve Nash has 7 in 15 years. And those are just guards from last year’s game.
Maybe he was considered dominant by another measure? Not MVP voting. Miller received MVP votes in only two seasons. He finished 13<sup>th</sup> in 2000 (with 1 vote, tied with Darrell Armstrong, Michael Finley, and teammate Jalen Rose) and 16<sup>th</sup> in 1998 (with 2 votes, tied with teammate Rik Smits). Just so you didn't miss that, Miller never received more MVP votes than one of his teammates. No, nothing even remotely resembling dominance there.
(some of his biggest moments came in series that his teams lost)sounds familiar...
sounds familiar...LeBron James' biggest moment, so far, happened just in the last round in a series his team won.
Chris Mullin definitely deserves it. He was a member of two Olympic Gold Medal teams (two of the best of all time) and that goes a long way towards validating his status. I know Reggie Miller won one in 1996, too, and I did state that I can see arguments for Reggie Miller. But Mullin has a stronger case due to Mullin's olympic and college exploits as well. Ralph Sampson is a head scratcher, though, and so is Jamal Wilkes.
If Reggie gets in, I guess Mark Price deserves to be also? This is from that same writer who, you know is actually a proven writer, unlike someone who have a W next to their name to make it look they know what the hell they're talking about.
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LeBron James' biggest moment, so far, happened just in the last round in a series his team won.
"In game-tying and go-ahead FG under 24 seconds left 4Q/OT this postseason, Kevin Durant is 3-4. Rest of NBA? 1-31"
All haterism and joking asideHATE for LeBum is even higher in the finals. The higher the fall , the greater the hate and the funnier the jokes.
He has had plenty big moments in the First 3 Rounds of the playoffs. Now can he have big moments in the NBA Finals so his fans can stop crying and then he can shake that monkey off his back!Oh, for sure. We'll see how Kevin Durant responds as well. Because he doesn't have any big moments in the NBA Finals, either. Don't forget that in 2007, LeBron James was going to his first trip to the Finals and people spoke about how great he was and how he was going to have multiple trips. You just can't tell how someone responds to the NBA Finals pressure.
Anyone who roots for the Heat is a bandwagon fan....they can't even get the people to the stadium on time! The arena is dead most of the time and this city really doesn't deserve an NBA team. No passion for the sport.