Yeah you heard me correctly; I just compared Patrick Beverly - a rookie who the Rockets signed in January – to The King. I mean take a look at these playoff stats from the first round:
Lebron James (4 games): 24.5/6.8/7.8 (PPG/APG/RPG)
Patrick Beverly (5 games): 12.6/3.4/6
Ok fine, I’m clearly not talking about stats as Lebron doubles up Beverly in PPG and APG. But check out the crowd’s reaction to every time Beverly touched the ball in game 5 at OKC. When I heard the boos all I could think about was another player who did something so cruel to completely ruin any real chances of a team being good enough to win a championship; Lebron James leaving Cleveland.
Let’s first just look at their cruelty. Lebron left his hometown in the dirt and pompously went to Miami. Patrick Beverly saw an opportunity where Westbrook took his eye off the ball as he was about to call a timeout, so he pounced. He lunged forward and (hold your breath) tried to steal the basketball. Can you...