The Only Way Left For The Heat To Stop LeBron

Oct 1, 2020
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LeBron James and the Lakers crushed the Heat in Game 1, so how do Jimmy Butler and the rest stop the Lakers? #LeBron #Lakers #Heat
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Game 1 happened. A blowout. Lebron had his way and could get whatever he wanted. Anthony Davis was too much for them to handle. And on top of that, Dragic got injured, Bam Adebayo had a shoulder strain, and Butler looked hobbled. And let’s not try to fool anyone, the Lakers were the favorites, they have the two best players on the court by far. I don’t know why Lakers fans be trying to make themselves the underdogs in ever series, we a good team. Look I just wanted a fun finals, you know gritty, competitive, maybe a little physical. I didn’t want injuries to be another talking point like last year but here we are again. Yet there’s a slight sliver of hope for the Heat to do something, at least to slow down LeBron or confuse the whole Lakers offense and maybe just maybe they can pull it off. It’s clear to see that while yes Anthony Davis was dominant, LeBron was the orchestrator of nearly everything and when the Heat were making a mini-comeback, it was LeBron who was like heck nah and just blew by and bullied defenders to keep the Lakers out of reach. LeBron played like he was the most experienced out there, he was getting mad with missed switches when his team was up by 25, but nothing the Heat did rattled LeBron. Bam got hurt but only after the Heat were down by 29. Butler sprained his ankle after the Lakers had a 30 point swing.
We’ve seen this happen before with LeBron and we have some of the same people involved. The 2014 NBA Finals. LeBron was on the Heat, the Spurs were led by Gregg Popovich and a cast of championship vets and a young defensive prospect enacting a spread team style of basketball. Those Finals would end up being the most lopsided series in NBA history at the time, the biggest margin of victory. But it wasn’t dependent on the Spurs crazy offense. The Heat never scored 100 points or more in 5 games. Yes pace was slower, but they were stopped in their tracks. LeBron averaged 28.2 points on 57% from the field, 52% from 3 with over 6 3 point attempts a game. That looks amazing right, well that was the point. The Spurs knew that there was no exact way to stop LeBron, even with Kawhi and team defense, so let him have it. Let him be the alpha, let him be the dominant scorer. LeBron throughout his career has always tried to involve his teammates, for better or worse. There’s even a term for it, passive LeBron. Drop down on LeBron, take away his passing options, and force him to be a jumpshooter. That’s been the MO, the template that the Spurs developed all the way back in 2007. That was when LeBron really didn’t have any help. And LeBron shot 35% from the field, averaged 22 points and 6.8 assists because he would either force a pass to teammates to try to create something or shoot a long jumper.
The Heat have Erik Spoelstra as a head coach who saw the Spurs defense first hand and how it shut down the whole Heat offense. Let’s look at the tools at his disposal. He has Jimmy Butler who is savvy, a smart defender with his hands, and enough strength. They have Iguodala who by no means can stop LeBron, but legit got Finals MVP for bothering LeBron enough. Curry should’ve gotten that Finals MVP but you get the point. They have Bam Adebayo who Butler has called the heart and soul of the team and more importantly, can match up with Anthony Davis, specifically trying to deny him the ball. Now let’s say the Heat don’t have Bam Adebayo. Well then let’s point to another style of defense that has worked that is less reliant on individual defenders, the zone.
The Heat have used a zone concept on defense against the Celtics which is interesting because it shows their confidence to rely on it in big moments and since that has also worked in the past against LeBron. The Dallas Mavericks in 2011 ran a zone defense that frustrated LeBron, clearly. And guess who saw that too, yup Erik Spoelstra.
Now comes the tough part, Anthony Davis. AD is capable of getting whatever he wants. The whole point of having Dwight Howard start is so that Bam would be forced to guard Dwight instead of AD. The Heat can easily remedy this by going bigger, especially because they have the personnel and making sure that Bam is always matched up with AD. That’s a common practice in playoffs, to minute match. This option disappears if there is no Bam.

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  • So what's the series gonna be? School project so help the boi out: www.nballday.com Twitch: www.twitch.tv/mjallday2k

    MJ2KALLDAYMJ2KALLDAY19 days ago
    • Khaison Graham new zo

      Adrian LazaroAdrian Lazaro16 days ago
    • @34sticks no Bam, no Dragic man AD will sweep y'all by himself on the court 🤣🤣🤣🤣

      LOWC MFLOWC MF18 days ago
    • @34sticks wow chill lol ur hurt 😂 #GetSweptBOIIIIII

      LOWC MFLOWC MF18 days ago
    • iso

      PRECIOUS ERASMUSPRECIOUS ERASMUS18 days ago
    • Kyle Lowry I agree

      NoobslyNoobsly18 days ago
  • Lakers in 6...

    UltimateAndEpicPersonUltimateAndEpicPerson7 days ago
  • Laker fans didn't say Underdogs. It's every fuckin person before the season, and playoffs.. who kept on saying Lakers are in trouble.. how LeBron is 35.. how it's the WEST.. how DAME TIME and the Blazers will be deadly.. how Harden and the Rockets will be deadly.. and then there's the Clippers.. Everyone was utterly ignorant and recency biased about the Clips and Kawhi.. but gave Lakers no respect. NOW THAT LEBRON AGAIN DESTROYING TEAMS in the playoffs.. with AD. Folks coming out and talking different. Hind sight bias.. Bunch of cunts

    RevRev13 days ago
    • Jeasus it is not that serious

      Snacktime Primetime10Snacktime Primetime1010 days ago
  • IM not a team Fan IM a LeBron fan so I like follow where LeBron goes

    Jobelle TugaffJobelle Tugaff13 days ago
  • LBJ so good they should of swept the heat wtf

    head shot babyhead shot baby14 days ago
  • They aint playing nobody Miami really

    head shot babyhead shot baby14 days ago
  • I was saying lakers in 6 sence before bam was hurt and im sticking with it

    Xtinct RverseXtinct Rverse14 days ago
  • Butler just dropped a 40 point triple double

    Smoove SnagzSmoove Snagz15 days ago
  • Am I the only one who hates his voice?

    Yau ChouYau Chou15 days ago
  • LOL

    TGor2340TGor234015 days ago
  • It sound like you want the Lakers to win I understand

    ice cream menice cream men15 days ago
  • Just give AD and lebron covid problem solved

    Retro g33kRetro g33k15 days ago
  • laker in 4,5,6

    Isaiah ScottIsaiah Scott15 days ago
  • A tripple double by Jimmy Buckets. 🤣🤣🤣.

    World TourWorld Tour15 days ago
  • 4-1

    Darkest BerriosDarkest Berrios15 days ago
  • No offense to MJ2KALLDAY (lol cant believe i just typed all that) but these are fucking terrible takes all he said was miami should run zone with like 5 or 6 memes sprinkled in every 10 seconds so it makes the video longer. Also you said the heats best chance of beating the lakers was them running a 2-3 zone but if u actually watched the game you would see that bullshit didnt work out too well. AND WHAT DO YA KNO MIAMI WINS GAME 3 WITHOUT ZONE D OR BAM FUCK UR TAKES AND VIDEOS THEY SUCK AND ARE SO FUCKING REPETITIVE YOURE LITERALLY A COPY PASTE MACHINE

    EamonEamon15 days ago
  • Fun fact : Jimmy Butler saw this and crushed Lakers after watching this Lol ;)

    Andrew -Brawl StarsAndrew -Brawl Stars15 days ago
  • Just want to say the Heat won Game 3 without bam 🔥🔥

    Melbert EstollosoMelbert Estolloso16 days ago
  • Stop lebron that shouldn’t be there worry it’s ad 💀

    Ok DanielOk Daniel16 days ago
  • If AD keep refusing to play Center, Bulter. Will take it to hole which lead to open shots for heat. Hero is the truth

    Peter GriffithPeter Griffith16 days ago
  • the answer is simple. If AD gets injured, Miami champion

    Özdemir ÖzçelikÖzdemir Özçelik16 days ago
  • You should stop making these kind a vidss

    bendang jamirbendang jamir16 days ago
  • Jimmy just had a monster game! If Jimmy and the heat step up they still have a chance.

    Alex CervantesAlex Cervantes16 days ago
  • well well well

    great meetingsgreat meetings16 days ago
  • Rondo can assist though and lebron didn’t have rondo back then

    Caca Out of my butCaca Out of my but16 days ago
  • Who is here after heat won game 3

    haha jsjhaha jsj16 days ago
  • this video didnt age well with recommending the zone XD

    HyoxyHyoxy16 days ago
  • Lakers in 7

    Benjamin CanoBenjamin Cano16 days ago
  • So basically no Bam = Heat are shit out of luck

    TheDarkDenialTheDarkDenial16 days ago
  • Ilike the video bro

    KaBos*KaGon TVKaBos*KaGon TV16 days ago
  • The heat are getting sweeped???🤣🤣🤣

    Wyattthaboii_YT _Wyattthaboii_YT _16 days ago
  • I’m gonna go with lakers in 5 or 6

    Dave TimbrouckDave Timbrouck16 days ago
  • The only way the heat win is if ad and LeBron somehow spontaneously combust lol

    GOKUGOKU16 days ago
  • A 5th ring could do it for him

    Finnian FanningFinnian Fanning16 days ago
  • New KYRIE

    Adrian LazaroAdrian Lazaro16 days ago
  • At that time Lebron James wasn't clutch . He didn't have alot of confidence in his fadeaway shot . He also didn't have one step back fadeaway shot. He shoots more with confidence and poise now . The man also has develop an act for reading defensive strategies from opposing teams . He knows how to make adjustments on the fly. LJ is extremely complete NBA prodigy. There's nothing you can ask from his game anymore. He's a winner and a franchise's dream player .

    Robert VasquezRobert Vasquez16 days ago
  • rip tyler herro

    yidon yangyidon yang16 days ago
  • Lakers in 4 Lol

    Rohit PatelRohit Patel16 days ago
  • So what was the only way to stop lebron?

    robert Jrobert J16 days ago
  • I saw the like button change numbers after decimal

    Wasim AhmedWasim Ahmed16 days ago
  • lakers 4 or 5

    GarmadonGaming YtGarmadonGaming Yt17 days ago
  • Im a fan of.....MJ SIKE im a fan of mami heat

    Reboot DejesusReboot Dejesus17 days ago
  • 2014 3 points was not used that much.

    BigBro's GamehouseBigBro's Gamehouse17 days ago
  • We’re not the underdogs everybody just want us to fall flat on our face

    Draco The RussianDraco The Russian17 days ago
  • Bring the #6 LeBron in the Miami start line up and let's see if he can stop LeBron #23. 😂😂😭😂😂😂

    Solitude Wonderland of RieSolitude Wonderland of Rie17 days ago
  • I got 5 on it

    James JewellJames Jewell17 days ago
  • the only way left for the heat is to bring back lebron. hehehehe

    Jeffrey AlvarezJeffrey Alvarez17 days ago
  • You talk as if LJB is not experienced enough for them to make him a shooter, he got jump shot now. Heck, he got AD and Rondo who is a floor general as well and he can play offball.

    Rallph YapsRallph Yaps17 days ago
  • lakers... in 4

    Arijit MahapatraArijit Mahapatra17 days ago
  • Just add another superstar that's what LeBron did

    Leonardo ArroyoLeonardo Arroyo17 days ago
  • I can't even understand what your saying, you're murmuring.

    Majdi AtienzaMajdi Atienza17 days ago
  • Lakers gonna sweep :cccccc

    POOP_MASTER PLAYZPOOP_MASTER PLAYZ17 days ago
  • Finally! Someone who gives LeBron credit

    OmariOmari17 days ago
  • Lakers in 5 🤷🏻‍♂️ heat should’ve let Celtics comeback 😭 it would’ve been a way better finals ! We need Tatum & brown to take that next step & become superstars to win a chip & I believe it’ll happen #BleedGreen☘️

    Chavo 860Chavo 86017 days ago
  • Thanks for telling us but the heat aren’t watching this shit

    MOBILE MANIACMOBILE MANIAC17 days ago
  • What can the Heat do to stop Anthony Davis is a better title 😂😂😂

    Joel San AgustinJoel San Agustin17 days ago
  • This wont work he got Rondo.

    Ra ReRa Re17 days ago
  • Lakers in 4. Too bad about Bam and Dragic.

    Forgiven SinnerForgiven Sinner17 days ago
  • Lakers in 7

    Martin BMartin B17 days ago
  • It's not happening bro just admit it Lakers won it this year

    JUSTDO ITJUSTDO IT17 days ago
  • Heat need to stop caruso from scoring (lakers gear 1 up everytime he scores) n rondo from making plays (his 10assists is 20-30 points). Heat need to play faster in defense n outscore the hell out of the Lakers. They can't stop LeBron or AD, but they need to stop every1 else.

    Frazer M.Frazer M.17 days ago
  • LeBron and AD destroyed the Heats zone in Game 2, they have 0 chance of winning.

    SunamiKillaSunamiKilla17 days ago
  • If heat wants to win a single game, they must stop AD not LeBron.

    Liamrae BinbinonLiamrae Binbinon17 days ago
    • That’s exactly how they won last night 😂

      AntGetJiggyAntGetJiggy15 days ago
    • You nailed it

      mgrave03mgrave0316 days ago
  • But that's the problem. Bam can't matchup with AD

    Ronnie SmithRonnie Smith17 days ago
  • Who else loved the SoLLUMINATI clip?😂

    WickWick17 days ago
  • The East still the East.

    ImBarryScottCSSImBarryScottCSS17 days ago
  • Ran the zone game 2 lebron picked it apart. This series is over.

    Brandon ObrienBrandon Obrien17 days ago
  • Put 6 men on the court

    Nyill GriffinNyill Griffin17 days ago
  • They did that in game 2. So what can you say?

    coy balanaycoy balanay17 days ago
  • Miami in 8

    Ivan WalkerIvan Walker17 days ago
  • None at all, I’m not disrespecting the New Heatles in any form or fashion. They just don’t have the fire power to do anything against us at all

    Joe LinnenJoe Linnen17 days ago
  • There isn’t a way lmaoooo

    Ezekiel BukerEzekiel Buker17 days ago
  • Ironic how Spoelstra was defeated by the Spurs and now his possible only way of winning is using the Spurs method.

    Alvaro DAlvaro D17 days ago
  • I feel like people are underreating AD all the vids are "How to stop lebron?" And there like kobe and shaq, there duo, no ones carrying, if you ask me whos better, ill say AD but its my opinion

    Connor Pugs StanConnor Pugs Stan17 days ago
  • Lakers just as hobbled, having Danny green on the court is like us missing two guys. Dude cant hit a shot in an ocean. You have him drop a ball from a helicopter into the ocean and he will still somehow miss.

    Lex LuthorLex Luthor17 days ago
  • Heat players watching this like 👀

    Ashu AdeAshu Ade17 days ago
  • Heat taking notes 📝 rn 👀

    Angel Plays2kAngel Plays2k17 days ago
  • Heat in 6. Just kidding:)

    everyday codeeveryday code17 days ago
  • 4-0 bro no doubt heat don’t have the size

    SLIM JONESSLIM JONES17 days ago
  • Jimmy gotta drop 40

    Love HeneganLove Henegan17 days ago
  • Lakers in 3😂

    Leking AsghedomLeking Asghedom17 days ago
  • Omayewa mo shideru 🤣🤣🤣 Iove it !!

    Louie LaceLouie Lace17 days ago
  • Heat in 7

    I’m DectasI’m Dectas17 days ago
  • LOL EASIER SAID THAN DONE

    Edward Paolo PakinganEdward Paolo Pakingan17 days ago
  • Lakers can win this chip without lebron playing

    Rayyan KhanRayyan Khan18 days ago
  • Ok you stop Lebron... what u do with AD lol... not to mention the supporting cast lmao

    Rayyan KhanRayyan Khan18 days ago
  • make a video who will be the MVP davis or lebron

    jenzell mabagosjenzell mabagos18 days ago
  • Heat coming back game 3,4,5,6,7

    Savage Birdhouse Skater 305Savage Birdhouse Skater 30518 days ago
  • Who's here after the lakers destroyed that 2-3 zone ed while shooting terrible from 3

    clout scoutclout scout18 days ago
  • Get jj barea

    jencen blancojencen blanco18 days ago
  • HEAT IN 7

    Armand SyabilArmand Syabil18 days ago
  • With the injuries its a sweep lol

    Mike D_mo2kMike D_mo2k18 days ago
  • 😂ppl are saying anything to make this series seem interesting

    Desman RobinsonDesman Robinson18 days ago
  • The question for me is more to stop AD than LeBron.

    Nicolas M.Nicolas M.18 days ago
    • Nicolas M. Yes. Because he’s 7 footer so he is expected to have a chance to shoot more since no one is a match up for his height. But seeing they still focus on Lebron that they leave AD open shows they are more afraid of Lebron

      MCMC17 days ago
  • Im sorry im a heat fan but the only way to win is to injure him

    Otr MikeOtr Mike18 days ago
  • What’s the original video of that wow effect

    Thad MathisThad Mathis18 days ago
    • ProGamer YT tried it

      Thad MathisThad Mathis18 days ago
    • Just search for it

      ProGamer YTProGamer YT18 days ago
  • I actually think you can't force bron shooting too much he can drain those already his shooting improve

    TictactoeTictactoe18 days ago
  • Y'all saying veteran wade and young bron tf they were drafted on the same year including bosh

    TictactoeTictactoe18 days ago
  • Wag ka magpataka ug pasagad ha..klaru na kaayo na lupig Ang Miami bsan 💯 percent pa tanan Ang player sa heat lupig japon sila..Mao NG ayaw ug pataka dha yaw2

    Mark June KilapkilapMark June Kilapkilap18 days ago
  • this vid didnt age well 1. lebron is not primary scorer 2. lakers just dismantled the zone earlier 3. lakers d is beginning to be a huge headache for heat despite the amount of calls theyre getting

    KidJVKidJV18 days ago
    • it would be the sixth time the lakers will dismantle the heat zone defense (2-0 in regular season, potential 4-0 in finals)

      Muhammad Rizki SatriaMuhammad Rizki Satria18 days ago
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