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LeBron Proving Jordan’s Scouting Report Wrong
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On May 23, 2013 @ 9:56 pm In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Miami HEAT forward LeBron James thinks Michael Jordan’s scouting report on him is wrong. And James keeps proving it. As part of an extended interview with ESPN the Magazine in February, Jordan said he’d studied James’ game and offered his strategy on how he would guard him.
“So if I have to guard him,” Jordan told ESPN’s Wright Thompson, “I’m gonna push him left so nine times out of 10, he’s gonna shoot a jump shot. If he goes right, he’s going to the hole and I can’t stop him. So I ain’t letting him go right.”
That reached James’ ears and, simply, he doesn’t agree. Within days of the story coming out, James won a game by driving to his left and getting to the rim with 3.2 seconds left to beat the Orlando Magic for what then was then the Miami HEAT’s 16th consecutive victory.
James did it again Wednesday night, when he drove left as Indiana Pacers guard Paul George seemed to follow the Jordan scouting report to defend James from going right. This time, James got to the rim just ahead of the buzzer to deliver the game-winner with his left hand and put the HEAT up 1-0 in the Eastern Conference finals.
“That theory is wrong, I guess,” James said of the Jordan report.
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