Did you watch the 2015 season? Did you watch the playoffs?
LeBron was shooting like 1-20 from threes during one stretch. His shot and mechanics were atrocious. He couldn't hit an outside shot. The confidence wasn't there.
LeBron's shot just wasn't falling. He was going through a major slump.
And those were the Finals where he used those floaters, tear drops, running one handers, relentless putback attempts, turn around Js, heavily contested layups and close range shots....
LeBron played a completely different game. The Cavs had no floor spacing, no driving lanes.
LeBron was getting hacked with no calls. That was the Finals series where the refs didn't call anything down low.... Which benefited the Warriors because they were a jumpshooting team. No one talks about the officiating because the numbers were equal. But reality was that the Cavs should have drawn way more fouls. And they would have if the refs called the fouls in the paint. I'm still pissed at that shady officiating. It was a huge advantage for GS.
The Warriors would collapse on LeBron and he'd have no one to pass it out to who could hit a shot.
So he had to go 1v4 in the paint, get fouled, but hope he made the shot because there wouldn't be a whistle called.
leBron took the series to 6 games on shear will power, heart, basketball IQ, and stamina.