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Imagine there’s no choking (and no hot hand too)

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Today is the one year anniversary of that day that will forever live in infamy…in Cleveland. Today is the day when LeBron James supposedly quit on his team and his city. What’s indisputable is that he played terribly, his Cavaliers lost, and it became clear to us all that the Boston Celtics had an extra gear that the Cavs did not.

Seems an appropriate day to ask y’all to participate in a little thought experiment channeling John Lennon:

Imagine there’s no choking.

Just for a minute. Don’t argue with me, just…imagine.

Think about every case of choking you’ve seen in basketball, and think about how you would explain it if you couldn’t blame it on choking.

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Written by Matt Johnson

May 11, 2011 at 3:37 pm