How Dare LeBron James Be Needed To Thrive In The Fourth Quarter?

Hey, LeBron James had a great fourth quarter! He scored 16 and dominated the Pacers late in the Heat's Game 1 win on Sunday. Three cheers for LeBron, who has promised to call his demons to set up dinner and drinks but never actually called his demons at all!

Eric Adelson's Game 1 recap at Yahoo!>

James did not get tired. He had 16 points in the fourth quarter alone to help his team run away from the Pacers. The newly minted MVP was unstoppable down the stretch.

But why did it even come to this?

If LeBron has a brilliant game until the fourth, he's a choker. If LeBron is average through three quarters and kills it in the fourth, he's "a Ferrari stuck in traffic" who should have killed it earlier. He cannot win with these guys. Ever. He might as well concede now, retire to the Bahamas and enjoy life ... because the American sports media is never going to let him off the hook.

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