Is it time to finally acknowledge Lebron is an elite shooter?
Oh, Dave, is it time to finally acknowledge LeBron is an elite shooter? He's definitely an elite something, but you have to. You have to give him his credit. At this point, I don't think other than his rookie year, he's ever averaged under its either 24 or 25 points per game at any point in his career, I don't know what else you would have to do to establish yourself as an elite score, uh, looking inward, at least at LeBron. The only thing that I would ever really critique his basketball game for is that he never really decided if he wanted to be more of a facilitator or more of a score, and I think that might have held him. Bacchus far as great as he obviously has been great, but I'm just wondering if he had decided he wanted to go out and get 35 a game while still being a good passer. I'm wondering if that version of LeBron would have been the best possible player, but he is absolutely an elite, uh, not elite. Oh, we're talking shooter. I thought we were talking about my bad. Um, can we start this over. Not right now, So just keep your old elite shooter. I'm gonna say no. Um, the reason being is I think he's a career 71 72% free throw shooter, three pointer. I want to say somewhere in the 30 for 35% range, so definitely respectable, But that should never be considered a standard for elite. I would say average, maybe, as he's getting into the twilight of his career, a slightly above average, but nothing more than that. For me, A good shooter has got to be shooting high thirties from three mid eighties from the line and, um, typically the two point shot. I'd like to see him above 50% as well, too. So I don't think he checks, I think only checks one of those three boxes. Yeah, I'm looking at the numbers and you're right on a lot of that. He certainly e mean he's had he had a year in Miami, where he shot 40 almost 41% Andi this season. He's shooting basically 40%. I mean, this is certainly like a career high right now, but last year, 35 year before that 34 he's really In general, he's shooting a roughly the same as he did across all of his years in Cleveland. Which is, like, a little weird to say because, uh, national references clumping his two stints together. But you know, his last time a second time in there is 36 36 31 35. So I mean, he certainly, you know, he's become more reliable three point shooter, but he really hasn't been able to break out of the kind of the 35 range plus or minus two, which is good, But yeah, it's probably not elite. Um, probably not a strong word there. E agree that, all right.