NBA News: LeBron James Becoming a Three-Point Threat

By Miguel Torres, Posted: 01/03/17 07:47PM EST
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Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James has apparently added a new tool to his game.

Recently, the 2016 NBA Finals MVP was named the Associated Press Athlete of the Year for 2016. In a report by NBA.com, "King James" amassed 24 first-place votes, where he surpassed other sporting greats such as Michael Phelps, who got a total of 16 votes, and Usain Bolt, who got a total of nine.

But apparently, this accomplishment alone was not enough for James to be content with where his game is right now. In fact, he has been pushing himself to do better and improve more aspects of his all around game. And so far, he is slowly turning himself into becoming a threat from three-point country, as well.

According to a report by Jeff Zillgitt for USA Today Sports, James was putting up 36.2 percent from beyond the three-point arc during the first five weeks of the current season. It was then when he felt that he could do a better job, as he worked on his shooting day in and day out at the Cavaliers' practice facility.

There were even moments where training sessions were held at his high school at St. Vincent-St. Mary in Akron, and he would waste no time working to hone his shooting from beyond the arc. Before everyone knew it, James was already shooting 40.3 percent from three-point land by December.

James did clarify that he still knows his role on the team, and that three-point shots are not exactly his main weapon. But at the same time, he recognizes how beneficial it could be for him to add something extra to his still evolving game.

"Teams sag off me or tempt me to shoot, I've got to go up and knock them down," James said. "I've got to keep defenses at bay and keep them off balance throughout the whole game where they're just not keying in on my drive or keying in on my postups." 

 

 



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