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Monday, June 13, 2011
Lebron factor: Fourth-quarter QB mettle

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

A Lebron James discussion broke out on my Facebook wall and I started it.

Nineteen comments into the discussion came this question: "Is this what the lockout has brought us to? Discussing the NBA?"

James
James
Well, almost. I've taken a related concept -- James' performances during critical moments of fourth quarters of the NBA Finals -- and applied it to NFC West quarterbacks. The chart shows how each of those quarterbacks performed during fourth quarters when the score differential was no greater than seven points.

A few observations:
Now, on to the stats. Again, these were from fourth quarters when the score differential was no greater than seven points, according to player stat pages such as this one for Bradford. And, uh, no, I'm not comparing any of these quarterbacks to James in ability or expectations.