How King James Became The King Of The Three-Point Line

Proof that practice makes perfect, though it doesn’t hurt to start out as a freak of nature.

Brian Windhorst is a writer for ESPN. A few days ago, he wrote a nice piece about the transformation of LeBron James and how his broken jumper has turned into a deadly weapon, thanks to endless hours of practice. That practice showed up in Game 7 of this year’s Finals when LeBron James lit up the field with 37 points, including five three-pointers and a critical 20-foot jumper with just over 25 seconds left in the game.

And as luck would have it, Yahoo’s Ball Don’t Lie blog posted a GIF today which hammers home Windhorst’s point.

Six years ago, LeBron faced the San Antonio Spurs in his first ever NBA Finals. In that series, LeBron shot just 36% from the field. This year, that same team went for the same approach against a man who was not the same, and the results were not…the same.

The results were different, is the point. Anyhow, if you have a few minutes tonight, read Windhorst’s piece while that GIF plays in the background. You won’t be able to pay attention to both, because that’s not how eyes work, but hey, maybe you’re special.

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