As always, LeBron James is the victim of some unfair criticism after he passed the ball to a wide-open Danny Green on a crucial possession in the final seconds of Game 5 that could have landed the Los Angeles Lakers an NBA title.
Instead of forcing his own shot while being guarded by 3 players, James tossed the ball out to Green — a 40 percent shooter from 3-point range for his career. As you know, he barley touched the front of the rim, and Lakers forward Markieff Morris turned the ball over shortly after securing an offensive rebound.
“It’s one of the best shots that we could have gotten, I feel, in that fourth quarter, especially down the stretch with two guys on me,” James said. “It just didn’t go down. I know he wishes he [could] have it again. But I wish I could make a better pass.”
Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard was asked on Twitter if James made the right play, and while he agreed James did just that, he also stated he would’ve shot that ball.
“He made the right play,” Lillard wrote, “but I woulda shot on both they ass.”
Lillard has delivered some massive shots in his career, which also made him the unanimous “Bubble MVP” before he got sent home by the Lakers.