Ten Reasons LeBron James Is the Most Clutch Player in the NBA and Why the Narrative That He Isn't Is the Dumbest Thing in Sports

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The internet is full of stupid. You know this. We know this. But The Stupid doesn't shine quite as brightly as when LeBron James and the Miami Heat lose a single playoff game.

The Stupid was strong all day Thursday, following the Heat's Game 5 loss to the Indiana Pacers. Mainly because, with the game on the line and two Pacers defenders crashing in on him, LeBron decided to pass to a wide-open Chris Bosh in the corner. Bosh is very much capable of hitting that shot. It just so happens, he didn't (people do miss shots, even professional basketball people). The Heat lost, and the internet blew up.

The ridiculously asinine narrative of LeBron Is Not Clutch has inexplicably been lingering for years, despite hard evidence to the contrary.

But that didn't stop people from bringing it up AGAIN.

None more loudly than CBSSports' Gregg Doyel, who wrote a long screed about how LeBron did the wrong thing, even though it was the... right thing?

So, to once and for all set people like Gregggggg, and the rest of the LeBron Hating Brigade, straight, we present the ten reasons LeBron is not only clutch but THE MOST CLUTCH. And why you look so silly when you disagree:

10. Let's start with one of the most recent. This season, against the high-scoring Warriors
VAN EXEL ALL UP IN YAAAA....

9. He's smarter than everyone on the court. Yes, even you, unathletic, slow, middle-aged white guy who gets paid to say he's not clutch.
Seriously. The guy is a basketball genius. He calculates plays on the fly, before they happen. He knows what an opposing player will do before the opposing player does. He's the human analytic. That play to Chris Bosh in the corner in Game 5 was absolutely the only play LeBron had. Going at Hibbert would've resulted in failure. Bosh hits the corner three more often than not. Ray Allen was covered. As was Rashard Lewis. LeBron knew this. That's why he made that pass. AS IF JORDAN NEVER MADE A PASS TO WIN GAME. He's smarter, better, and more awesome than you.

And all the noise surrounding LeBron? Kobe Bryant says that does not faze the man.


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I haven't read Doyle's column yet, yours is more fun.  But he's been a LeBron hater for YEARS.  Last year he was writing about how LeBron looked anxious and nervous in PRACTICE between games.  Anything to find a reason to predict failure. 

Sometimes I think he writes the things he does for "clicks."  He knows better but his ego won't let him tell the truth.  Too many people would afgree with that and he would not generate the response he needs to keep his column afloat.  I think that is the case for his years long hard on re: Lebron.

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