Game 4 was a make-or-break game for the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers failed to deliver in a loss to the Miami Heat, as the defending champs had control of the game from the tip-off. A lot of that had to do with LeBron James, who dominated the game in all phases. James’ defense, shooting, playmaking and intangibles were on full display on this night.
It seemed whenever the Pacers had a run to make the game interesting, James did whatever he needed to do to propel the Heat to the next level. I don’t get how people can dislike a player that of James’ stature.
Fans want to see 40 and 50 point games from James, but he has a different way of dominating than greats like Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan. Watching James dominate is like watching Picasso paint a picture. Whether it’s the dunk on George Hill or the pick and roll pocket passes to Chris Bosh that led to positive results, James had his way with the Pacers.
Kevin Durant won the MVP award this season, but we are fully entrenched in the LeBron James era. James is one win away from a fourth Finals appearance and will likely be the favorite to win his third title no matter who comes out of the West.
When people doubt James or the Heat they stand up and show why they are the best. Many people figured that the Pacers would dethrone the Heat, and as of now the Pacers are hanging on by a thread going back home down 3-1.
Fans have witnessed the Magic Johnson era, Larry Bird era, the Jordan era and the Shaquille O’Neal and Tim Duncan era. It’s safe to say that we are living in the LeBron era of the NBA, and it doesn’t look as if it will be coming to an end anytime soon.
Instead of criticizing or hating James it would be best just to sit back and appreciate his greatness.