Stephen Curry hit 402 3-pointers during the 2015-2016 regular season, obliterating the previous single-season record 0f 286—which, by the way, he himself set in 2014-15. An eye-popping stat like that is sure to get people talking, and a reporter recently asked LeBron James if the Cleveland Cavaliers had any thoughts about Steph's incredible record. King James had this to say:
— Hayden Grove (@H_Grove) May 11, 2016
J.R. Smith actually hit 204 3-pointers during the regular season, and LeBron hit 87, but the most interesting portion of that video was when a reporter asked James which stats he values most. Aside from wins, James mentioned two important efficiency statistics. "[It's about] efficiency, for me," he said. "I think about my field-goal percentage and my turnovers."
LeBron has always been an extremely efficient scorer. Since 2004, his second season in the NBA, he has never shot less than .472% from the field in a season. His current career field goal percentage of .4978% ranks 28th among active NBA players, and nearly every player who ranks ahead of him is a center or power forward. LeBron has also been very good at distributing the basketball and keeping his turnovers low. During the regular season, his assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.06 ranked second among NBA small forwards.
LeBron James after his first game with ZERO turnovers this season. https://t.co/SL1eaciC3D
— Cavs Nation (@CavsNationNet) May 13, 2015
If James plays his efficient game and his dominant brand of basketball in the Eastern Conference Finals, the Cavaliers will be tough to beat.
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