Guys, guys, take it easy on LeBron. Yes, he looked like an idiot sprinting down the court with his finger in the air like he had a sizable lead in the last leg of a marathon as the ball clanked violently off the front rim. However, it's not because he was preemptively celebrating a three pointer that wasn't, it's because he was simply happy with his drive through four defenders and his ability to find the open man. Come on, since when do we just assume that LeBron truly cares about finishing the job? He is concerned with himself and only himself. It's not about winning, it's about making sure he does enough that losing won't be considered his fault. Sure, he's a great passer that makes the players around him better, but that's only because assists are a highly valued statistic.
LeBron wasn't just being an insecure child that was trying desperately to mimic a move made famous by the more popular Steph Curry. He was just making sure people knew it was him that effortless sliced through the defense and made a selfless play for his teammate. He doesn't commend the accomplishments of others, even if those accomplishments in turn help his team win. If he starts acting like his scapegoats are fulfilling their roles on the team then who will he blame when he finally completes his fistful of NBA finals failures come June? LeBron has never truly had any confidence in his teammates. Am I supposed to believe that he suddenly developed some in the guy he has been subtweeting on a bi-weekly basis all season? No sir. He was just confident that he did everything in his power to put points on the board during that particular possession, and he let that confidence show with a triumphant march back down to the defensive end. We should still criticize him for looking downright foolish, but not without recognizing that it definitely, definitely wasn't his fault.