But it is also the typical Lebron has his head up his [Swearing is not permitted at Clublakers. You must edit this post prior to submitting.] comment that he is prone to making. Where he goes on to say things like: "“I always think about it, though. If I get up high-20s, 30 shots a game, what could I do today, with the way I’m playing?”" There's no denying he's playing great basketball, but the primary greatness is the efficiency which is a direct consequence of _not_ taking 25-30 shots a game. True enough, the games I've seen this season when he does shoot more his efficiency drops, still tends to hover close to 50%, mind you, but it does drop consistently, as is true with just about every scorer ever in the history of the game and why 'efficiency' is a little bit overrated to begin with since it doesn't really scale.
You know what would be cool? A comparison of James and Durant in high FGA games.
Lebron: 802 games
137 games of 25+ FGA (79 wins)
..In 17% of his games he has shot 25+ times.
..His team's win% in those games is 57.6%
27 games of 30+ FGA (14 wins)
..In 3.4% of his games he has shot 30+ times.
..His team's win% in those games is 51.9%
Durant: 500 games
45 games of 25+ FGA (26 Wins)
..In 9% of his games he has shot 25+ times.
..His team's win% in those games is 57.8%.
7 games of 30+ FGA (4 wins)
..In 1.4% of his games he has shot 30+ times.
..His team's win% in those games is 57.1%
So, Durant takes high% of shots less frequently than LeBron and his team has slightly better success.