LeBron James once again jealous of another player’s shot attempts
LeBron James isn’t shy when it comes to voicing his opinion on another player’s shot attempts. Last year, LeBron tweeted about Mississippi guard, Marshall Henderson, after watching him jack up shots left and right. ‘Bron said afterwords that Marshall has the greenest light in basketball history.
Following a loss to the Golden State Warriors earlier this season, James commented on Stephen Curry, after the Warrior guard lit the Miami Heat up for 36 points. James said the light Curry has to shoot is more than green — it’s florescent. Maybe this was just another example of LeBron being passive aggressive towards players that are high volume shooters, whereas James is more efficient with his shot attempts.
Well, throw passive aggressiveness out the window because LeBron finally came out and said how he really feels when commenting on Kevin Durant’s shot attempts. With Russell Westbrook out of the lineup with an injury, Durant has increased his shot attempts and King James has noticed. James flat-out stated he was jealous of the shot attempts Durant is getting right now.
“I do get jealous, I’m not gonna lie,” James said. “I get jealous sometimes when I look over at KD and he’s like 16-for-32 and then 14-for-34. … Man.”
For the record, James has averaged over 20.0 shot attempts per game five times in his career. Of course that was while he was a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers and he was relied upon to carry the burden when it came to scoring. Maybe James forgot that he choose to take his talents to South Beach and team up Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade. Had he stayed in Cleveland, James could still get the shot attempts that he is “jealous” about other players receiving. Stay tuned as it will be interesting to see if James factors shot attempts into his free agency decision on where he wants to play next season.