Barry backs LeBron's decision to pass to Korver

Warriors legend breaks down Game 3 of the NBA Finals

Karl Buscheck
June 08, 2017 - 4:08 pm

In the wake of the Warriors 118-113 win over the Cavs in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James has drawn a ton of heat for a decision he made in the final minute of Cleveland's collapse.

With 52 seconds left on the clock, James kicked a pass out to Kyle Korver who was wide open in the corner, rather than drive to the rim against Draymond Green who was playing with five fouls.

In an appearance on the "NBA Roundtable” with Matt Steinmetz, John Dickinson and Kerry Keating on Thursday afternoon, Rick Barry backed the King 100 percent.

“That was a great pass to Korver,” the Warriors legend said. “This is a guy who's one of the leading 3-point shooters. How can you fault LeBron for hitting a teammate who is know for being a great 3-point shooter and hit him for an open look in that situation instead of taking a difficult shot with defense on him? How do you criticize him? It's ridiculous. People criticize LeBron James so much at times it's almost ludicrous.”

Check out the full interview with Barry in the podcast below:

 

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