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Nostradamus I ain't. But I know this about LeBron

Posted on: June 5, 2011 6:50 pm

DALLAS -- I'm not big on predictions, mainly because I suck at them because sports-writing isn't about predictions. If it was, the highest honor given to sportswriters wouldn't be named for Red Smith. It would be named for Nostradamus.

That said, I have a prediction for Game 3. It's not a win-or-lose prediction, though it is something that probably will decide the game, now that I think about it.

Whether it does or not, I'm not going to predict. But I will predict this:

LeBron James will shoot close to 20 free throws tonight.

He'll do it for two reasons. One, he is aware that he has been to the foul line just six times in two NBA Finals games, "and that's not me," he says.

Two, officials are aware that James has been to the foul line just six times in two games. They are now, anyway, after James went public with his thoughts on the matter Saturday.

Which means two things. One, James will be attacking the rim with a fury tonight. He is on record as saying "I'll be in attack mode," and also that nobody -- certainly not Mavericks forward Shawn Marion, who has been guarding him for much of the NBA Finals -- can handle him one-on-one. Two, officials will be inclined to give James some calls tonight.

I'm not saying it's right.

I'm just saying it is.

Category: NBA

Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: June 6, 2011 12:50 am

Nostradamus I ain't. But I know this about LeBron

Great call idiots. LeBron shot a grand total of 4 free throws in Game 3. Best of all, during the press conference, he made Doyell look like the complete idiot we all know he is. Keep hating fools. OWNED!

Since: Mar 10, 2009
Posted on: June 5, 2011 7:35 pm

Nostradamus I ain't. But I know this about LeBron

It's infuriating that everybody just accepts that the refs can be inclined towards a player just by his saying something publicly about not getting a lot of calls. 

How about you call the fouls that are legitimate, and nothing else, no matter who is involved on the play? Hmmmm? How does that sound?

No? Oh, I forgot. This is the NBA, "Where caring about our ratings happens." 

Since: Jul 26, 2007
Posted on: June 5, 2011 7:04 pm

Nostradamus I ain't. But I know this about LeBron

You're not telling us anything we don't already know.  I'm sure The Troll has had a flunky or two talk to the refs privately about how closely they should call the game.  He wouldn't want anything untoward to happen--like Mark Cuban's team winning the championship. 

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