James won the scoring title in 2007-08, the season after he reached the NBA Finals. He averaged 30.0 points per game that season and the Cavs lost in the Eastern Conference semifinals to the Boston Celtics.
If James could shoot the ball that much, the scoring title would be his, James believes.
“If I wanted to, I could lead the league in scoring, but that’s not my job here,” James said.
“My job is to do a lot of everything — rebounding, passing and defending so that takes away from my scoring. I’ve done (the scoring title) before. I’m capable of doing it, but my game sometimes doesn’t allow me to have those big nights.”
If James wasn’t so concerned about passing, how much could James average in the scoring column? “He could average 37 points a game, realistically I think,” said Spoelstra.