LeBron James' Cocky Comments Benifit the Mavs

Nick GelsoCorrespondent IJune 5, 2011

DALLAS, TX - JUNE 04:  LeBron James of the Miami Heat answers questions from the press at a media availablity session prior to Game 3 of the 2011 NBA Finals at the American Airlines Center on June 4, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)
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Despite the flexing, screaming, fist-bumping bravado, the Miami Heat, and LeBron James in particular, have been fairly quiet.

James is usually the first person to spout out stupidities without thinking. Chris Bosh is not far behind the King in the category of arrogant-stupid comments.

LeBron has now broken his silence in regards to how good he believes he is. Yesterday afternoon, he told the media that he does not believe anyone can guard him one-on-one.

Though LeBron may be right, does he need to state it? Can he not continue to let his 55 percent shooting average say it all?

What's encouraging about LBJ's statistics is the amount of shots he's attempted from downtown. In the Finals, James has attempted 12 three-point shots in two games, with 39 percent of his shots coming from behind the arc.

After covering LeBron vs. the Celtics for three of the last four seasons, it's clear that LeBron is a streaky three-point shooter at best. Unfortunate for the Mavs, they have caught James on the high-side of his streak. He has hit 50 percent of his attempts from downtown.

Does this spell doom for Dallas? Not exactly.

As King James continues to bask in the glory of his own shooting successes, the Dallas Mavericks should be devising a plan to make LeBron shoot more—especially from beyond the arc.

Going in to Dallas for Game 3, LeBron's confidence continues to swell.

"I don’t feel like it’s one guy in this league that can stop me one-on-one. He’s the guy that’s guarding me, but there’s no one-on-one guy that can guard me. I have to be more aggressive in the paint," James said.

"Six free throws in two games? I do that in my sleep in one game. I’m going to....READ MORE