Sunday , May , 11 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Daniel Gibson: ‘LeBron is still LeBron’

But James remains Option No. 1, if only because the defensive attention he commands continues to free teammates for open jumpers – which they’ve also missed, so far. Szczerbiak (36 percent) and guard Daniel Gibson (25 percent) both emphasized the pressure is on the team’s shooters to score as much as it is on James.

"Even though he’s not making shots, he’s still LeBron, he’s still making the game easier for other guys," Gibson said. "We just have to make plays for him, make the game easier for him since their defense is so locked in on what he wants to do. If we make shots, it’ll make the game a lot easier for him." [Cleveland Plain Dealer]