LeBron's mystifying Game 3 places legacy at risk

Wednesday June 12th, 2013
LeBron James missed 14 shots in Game 3 and scored under 20 for the third straight time in the Finals.
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I hate to say that. I have mostly praised him since he was a rookie, and occasionally defended him against the narcissism-worshippers who complain about his perfect passes. On most nights, he is a basketball artist. Game 4 had better be one of those nights.

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