LeBron James Talks About Having A Career-Low 3-Point Shooting Percentage This Season
LeBron James has been struggling from three-point territory for nearly the entire season. It’s not one of his strongest suits, but he is shooting a career low 26.4%, and the second-worst was his rookie year where he shot just 29%. James spoke with reporters about his low shooting percentage, and Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports.
“I could care less about what I shoot from the 3,” James snapped. “It’s not my game.”
“Like I tell you guys at the end of my career they’re not going to say LeBron was a great 3-point shooter,” he said. “I’m going to continue to take them. I work on them. If they go in, fine, if not I’ll live in the paint. So I’m not a 3-point shooter, I never will be a 3-point shooter. If I shoot it well, cool, but that doesn’t define my game, shooting 3s.”
Last year, James shot 35.4% from three in his first year with Cleveland and 38% in his final year in Miami.
James is the Cavaliers’ franchise’s leader in three-pointers made with 939 triples, but he’s in a tough stretch after going 0-for-5 last night and having missed his last 18 threes.