James, Jump Shots and NBA Title

Perhaps the biggest development in the FIBA Americas Tournament  was the excellent jump shooting provided by LeBron James: 76 percent from the field and 23-for-37 from behind the arc. He capped things off by hitting eight 3-pointers against Argentina in the gold-medal game, powering the U.S. to a 118-81 victory.
James obviously wasn’t content with his 2006-07 performance.  He started working heavily on his jump shot during last year’s playoffs, when it became apparent that nobody other than Daniel Gibson was able to connect from outside. Then he spent hours in the gym this summer with Cavaliers director of development Chris Jent. It appears those hours have paid off.
But is it enough? Cleveland hasn’t done anything to improve last year’s roster — not even a draft pick to speak of. Coach Mike Brown didn’t impress during the postseason with his conservative approach, and other teams in the East — Hello, Boston! — are threatening to overtake the Cavs in the standings.
King James will have to find even more areas to improve on if his team has any hope of winning the title at 8-1. How about those free throws?


Published by GFO

GFO aka Mr G, is the co-founder of CavsNews.com. Mr G been a season ticket holder since 1971. You can find his real name at The Q on the “Season Ticket Hall of Fame” wall.

1,112 replies on “James, Jump Shots and NBA Title”