Lebron’s Sleeve Claim

After the Miami Heat’s 111-87 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, Lebron James took to the media to complain about the sleeved jerseys the NBA has slowly implemented into featured games throughout this NBA season.

“Every time I shoot it feels like it’s just pulling right up underneath my arm,” said James. “I already don’t have much room for error on my jump shot. It’s definitely not a good thing.” (Via ESPN)

The King’s claim is a bit petty, but I do buy it to some degree.

Just take a look at the statistics.

Christmas Day against the Lakers – 0/4 from beyond the arc.
The All-Star Game – 0/7 from beyond the arc.
Versus San Antonio – 1-11 on outside shots.

Moreover, Lebron is shooting nearly 58% from the floor on the season, and a solid 37% from three point land. Thus, it leads me to believe these claims aren’t entirely just an excuse.

Interestingly enough, I have heard no chatter from the hundreds of other players strapping on those sleeved jerseys. Apparently, the curse haunts only James.

Come on Lebron, I get that it may be a little uncomfortable for you, but you’re the best player in the world. Make an adjustment to your shooting motion, will ya?

-Zach Shafron

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