Clutch performance in sports is the phenomenon of athletes under pressure, usually in the last minute of the game. The ability to summon strength, concentration and whatever else is necessary to succeed to perform well and perhaps change the outcome of the game.
A huge debate has turned the NBA into a frenzy. The million dollar question is “who is clutch?”, this title has set divisions among fans, analysts and reporters alike. Some will argue Jordan, some stand by Kobe, others have their money on Cury but the one player that has caused chaos and earning his stripes LeBron.
Of the bat one will be tempted to say Jordan , but let’s not jump the gun. Due diligence in this particular case is required, we have to let the figures speak for themselves. Analysis will be based on two factors stats on best game performance and worst after which you then get to decide whose clutch.
Through his three Game 7s, Jordan averaged 33.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one block on 45.7 percent shooting.
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The Mamba has posted combined averages of 22.2 points, eight rebounds, five assists, one steal and 1.3 blocks on 38.9 percent shooting. Though he’s not known as the most efficient of performers, that field-goal percentage is regrettable even for him.
In Game 7 situations, James averages 34.9 points per game and shoots 48.4 percent from the floor. He averages 8.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists, which means he gets aggressive.
Now here’s the kicker LeBron’s number elevate interns of stats, he has +5 buzzer beaters which is more than all the other 3. The problem is when you hear a narrative based on affirmation you miss the bigger picture, with the given numbers LeBron is historically clutch.