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User Info: TC7033

TC7033
6 years ago#1
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/2000208-sports-and-racing-nba/65642146

Player A - LeBron
Player B - CP3
Player C - Kobe
Player D - Durant
Player E - Irving
Player F - Wade
Player G - Melo

The stats (per 36) listed in the link above are for a close game (which is when a game is within 5 points in the final five minutes of the 4th quarter or overtime).

Listed below is how many minutes each player played in a close game this season as of 3/8/13.

LeBron - 148 minutes
CP3 - 71 minutes
Kobe - 104 minutes
Durant - 116 minutes
Irving - 109 minutes
Wade - 134 minutes
Melo - 89 minutes


References

LeBron
http://www.nba.com/advancedstats/player.html#LeBron-James|2544;year=201213;season=r;splitType=clutch;splitValue=all

CP3
http://www.nba.com/advancedstats/player.html#Chris-Paul|101108;year=201213;season=r;splitType=clutch;splitValue=all

Kobe
http://www.nba.com/advancedstats/player.html#Kobe-Bryant|977;year=201213;season=r;splitType=clutch;splitValue=all

Durant
http://www.nba.com/advancedstats/player.html#Kevin-Durant|201142;year=201213;season=r;splitType=clutch;splitValue=all

Irving
http://www.nba.com/advancedstats/player.html#Kyrie-Irving|202681;year=201213;season=r;splitType=clutch;splitValue=all

Wade
http://www.nba.com/advancedstats/player.html#Dwyane-Wade|2548;year=201213;season=r;splitType=clutch;splitValue=all

Melo
http://www.nba.com/advancedstats/player.html#Carmelo-Anthony|2546;year=201213;season=r;splitType=clutch;splitValue=all
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User Info: TC7033

TC7033
6 years ago#2
So many people associate the big shot as the mark of clutchness.

While that may be the most memorable aspect of a nail-biter situation, it's hardly the only ingredient that defines clutch.

James is constantly praised for his versatility and well-rounded game. Well, that versatility and well-roundedness shine even brighter in clutch time.

LeBron hasn't just been solid in the clutch; he's absolutely thrived on both ends of the floor in all aspects of the game in crunch time.

Consider this, according to NBA.com's Advanced Stat tool, LeBron is averaging an absurd 28.5 points, 11.7 rebounds and 11.2 assists on a per-36 minute level in clutch time (defined as when the game is within 5 points in the final five minutes of 4th quarter or overtime).

Folks, you read that right—James is averaging a triple-double in the clutch on a per-36 level. That's absolutely insane.

Now, let's compare that to James peers [on per-36].


[Kyrie Irving is putting up 41.3 points, 4.3 assists, 4.6 rebounds, and 7.3 turnovers (the is very alarming) during the clutch.]

Kevin Durant averages 39.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 3.7 turnovers in clutch situations.

Kobe Bryant is posting 36.0 points, 6.9 rebounds and 4.5 assists in the clutch.

Chris Paul? 37.5 points, 6.1 assists and 3.0 boards.


What do we learn from these findings? No one comes close to James in the clutch. Sure, James isn't the aggressive scorer [compared to the other players listed above], but in terms of an all-around game, James reigns supreme in pressure situations.

James is the Heat's leading scorer, rebounder and facilitator, and his impact in those areas doesn't diminish when it matters most; it actually becomes greater.



This article was written a month ago. I updated the stats from the article and posted it above.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1510767-lebron-james-is-clutch-in-more-ways-than-you-think
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Turtlemayor333
6 years ago#3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTSA_sWGM44
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jeffhardyb0yz
6 years ago#4
From: TC7033 | #002
LeBron hasn't just been solid in the clutch; he's absolutely thrived on both ends of the floor in all aspects of the game in crunch time.

Basketball fans with common knowledge know this. The only people who say otherwise are Kobe/Jordan homers/Lebron haters and twitter users.
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User Info: Linsane

Linsane
6 years ago#5
LeClutch

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eLIMONators
6 years ago#6
Irving all day everyday and twice on sundays
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CalvinCandie
6 years ago#7
Dirk.
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Rank0Outcast
6 years ago#8
CalvinCandie posted...
Dirk.
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solosnake
6 years ago#9
Is lebron the clutchest player of all time?


Literally averaging a triple double in crunch time.
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User Info: perukid796

perukid796
6 years ago#10
James might not be able to hit the game winning shot at times, but he'll make damn sure it's not a 10pt+ blowout when there's 2 minutes left to play,
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