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LeBron James has improved shooting since seeing a graphic that showed he was one of the worst shooting player in the NBA outside of the paint. 

By SI Wire
January 11, 2016

LeBron James is hitting 57.8 percent of his shots after seeing a graphic by NBA.com's John Schuhmann on his Instagram feed that said he was one of the worst shooting players in the NBA outside of the paint, according to Chris Haynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

The stats by Schuhmann can be seen below:

“I actually saw [it] on my Instagram feed that I was the worst-shooting player in the NBA,” James said. “I actually saw that when I woke up from a nap. I remember exactly when that was. Denver. Right before the Denver game, so I answered the call.”

Since the graphic's release, James has improved his midrange shooting to 52.9% and 43.3% for his 3-pointers. The Cavaliers are 5–0 including the win against the Denver Nuggets.

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James scored 37 points, including 12 points in the final quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers for his best offensive game of the season.

Cleveland is 26–9 and sits atop the Eastern Conference.

- Christopher Chavez

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