The Biggest Choke Artists Of The NBA Finals

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Here’s how we define clutch: making difficult shots late in games.When a star player fails to do that, he’s a choker in the minds of a large community of fans.

It’s not fair at all, but that’s how it is.

See: LeBron.

But is LBJ actually that terrible?

We looked at the fourth-quarter shooting stats and shot charts of the most important players in the NBA Finals.

As it turns out, of the seven players who have taken more than 20 fourth-quarter shots in the 2012 playoffs, LeBron is NOT the biggest choke artist of the bunch.

In fact, he’s right in the middle of the pack.

1. Derek Fisher: 33% shooting, 45% from three on 27 shots

2. Shane Battier: 35% shooting, 33% from three on 20 shots

3. LeBron James: 45% shooting, 41% from three on 70 shots

T-4. Mario Chalmers: 51% shooting, 30% from three on 41 shots

T-4. Dwyane Wade: 50% shooting, 25% from three on 70 shots

6. Kevin Durant: 55% shooting, 41% from three on 52 shots

7. James Harden: 56% shooting, 58% from three on 48 shots

DOESN'T COUNT (too few shots): Serge Ibaka: 63% shooting on 19 shots

DOESN'T COUNT (hurt): Chris Bosh: 50% shooting, 50% from three on just 10 shots

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