LeBron’s Three Point Shooting is So Bad Even Russell Westbrook Has Been Better

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Three point shooting has never been more important in the NBA, and LeBron James has never been worse at it.

James has a 28.5% three point shooting percentage this season, placing him dead last in the league.

Despite his best efforts, the Lakers are once again struggling this season, something LeBron claims doesn’t bother him.

But while his overall numbers have been typically outstanding, it certainly hasn’t helped the Lakers performance. They’re dead last in the Pacific Division, and far behind the conference leading Denver Nuggets.

Part of that could be LeBron’s poor clutch three point performance, as that 28.5% rate drops to just 17% in important situations.

That’s not what you want to see if you’re a Lakers fan.

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CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – JANUARY 02: LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the first quarter of the game against the Charlotte Hornets at Spectrum Center on January 02, 2023 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

LeBron Focusing on the Wrong Things?

The 38-year-old certainly isn’t the reason the Lakers are having yet another down year.

But he does spend an inordinate amount of time giving his political opinions and searching for reasons to be outraged.


Between him and Westbrook, the team’s two most important players are extremely bad at perhaps the most valued skillset in the modern NBA.

It’s hard to see how the team improves in the second half of the season unless that gets significantly better, and quickly.

LeBron’s had to carry more of the load than expected after the Anthony Davis injury, and while they’ve played better of late, they’ll need to get better fast to make the playoffs.

But without vast improvement, quickly, in shooting from downtown, that’s going to be a tough hill to climb.

If it doesn’t get better, the bright side for LeBron is that at least he might have a longer offseason to focus more on woke politics.

Written by Ian Miller

Ian Miller is a former award watching high school actor, ice cream expert and long suffering Dodgers fan. He spends most of his time golfing, eating as much pizza as humanly possible, reading about World War I history, and trying to get the remote back from his dog. Follow him on Twitter.