Criticism of LeBron too intense 

May, 25, 2007
05/25/07
12:10
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Let me start off by saying this: LeBron James should have taken the layup -- or the dunk.

But the play he made -- passing out to Donyell Marshall for the trey -- was not the terrible play some have made it out to be. It was a good, smart basketball play; actually, gutsy, considering it was a decision to go for the win rather than the tie. It just wasn't the best option in my opinion.

Let me also say this: LeBron's decision to pull back on his aggressiveness in the second half of Game 2 baffles me. He's been aggressive for one half of basketball this series, and the Cavs won that half by 12, so he's got to play that way for 48 minutes.


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