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As Lebron James gets the ball, great pressure up top by Crowder but then look at the rest of the suns, how they’re all in the paint ready to help. So as Lebron drives, he sees all these bodies, and look at this. This turns into a dogfight. And even after James was able to escape from that, you see again how Phoenix is protecting the paint at all costs. He’s forced into a contested jump shot and you see the result.
There was a lot of this in game 5, as the Suns absolutely shocked the Lakers to get 1 step from winning this series. Let me reveal everything. What up everybody, my name is Stefan and this is Heat Check. Let’s get into it.
Similar situation here: Crowder is extra aggressive on this screen, and as soon as Lebron steps into the paint, look at all of these Phoenix defenders on him. The pass goes out to Dennis Shroeder who’s a below average 3 point shooter and he misses right here.
Thing is, with the way LA has been shooting from downtown at only 30.2% the Suns had every right to take this gamble and make them hit shots from outside.
Even in this situation, as the exact same thing happens, the drive, the multiple bodies in front, we got a great find in the corner for the wide open Carusso who knocks it in. This didn’t alter the game plan whatsoever for the Suns, as they played the numbers and it ultimately showed as the right move for them.
In transition, check out the familiar defensive strategy of forming a wall that teams usually use against Giannis. James sees that and knows how tough it would be if he decides to go inside, so instead, settles for the long three right here and misses the shot.
Even on the backdown, as the king steps inside, look at all this crowd here, and the great defense by Bridges here who stays vertical, hand up, forcing the kick out, Kuzma does a hot potato pass to Caldwell Pope, and this ultimately ends up being a bad, bad possession.
Phenomenal rotation by the Suns tho. I gotta give them credit for executing the game plan to perfection.
And I guess this whole thing of parking everyone under the basket, kind of surprised Dennis Schroeder, as he was a complete no show in this one, settling for long range shots, and shooting 0-9 and finishing game 5 without a single point.
His drives were some of the main weapons offensively for the Lakers and a big reason for the 2 wins. But again, with this type of defense, there was not a lot of room for him to operate and just couldn’t figure things out.
On the other side however, Devin Booker exploded from the very beginning. He was aggressive and looking to attack from the opening tip.
Dude finished the first quarter with 18 points, and watching some of these shots, you can absolutely see why he can be one of the streakiest, hottest shooters in the league.
I like the approach however. Booker knew that in order for Phoenix to win this game, he had to have a big game, and in front of the home crowd, Devin started off hot, and in combination with the team defense, they put the Lakers away by halftime. Leading by a mind boggling 30 points at the break.
Now of course, all of this was made possible in part because of the absence of Anthony Davis who didn’t look good at all before the game, at this moment it seems like he won’t play in the next one as well. And if that’s the case, we may just have a new champion at the end of this season. But let’s wait and see. Let me know what you think, can Lebron will this team to the next round? That’s it for now, subscribe and talk to you in the next one. Peace out.

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TheManChise Πριν 3 ημέρες
Lol..they packed the paint 9n me baby.
Knathan Knathan
Knathan Knathan Πριν 5 ημέρες
Every team should play this way moving forward against LeBron
x x
x x Πριν 7 ημέρες
Bucks defense outlasted the suns defense to win it all.
SinKing Πριν 8 ημέρες
Y’all seriously never seen zone defense before?
Johnny Bravo
Johnny Bravo Πριν 8 ημέρες
Why didnt dey do dat to Giannis😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 sun's trash
MJ S Πριν 10 ημέρες
Suns aint shocking the lakers. AD got injured thats it.
jaden yuki
jaden yuki Πριν 15 ημέρες
Basketball aint all about the skills, its about strategy as well
Mickie Manuel
Mickie Manuel Πριν 16 ημέρες
I think lebron should be fired .. he is full of himself .. now what happen .. eliminated haha ..
teqti Πριν 18 ημέρες
Suns in 4
smalways Πριν 21 ημέρα
Jordan would cook this defense. Kobe would cook this defense. Durant would cook this defense. Harden would cook this defense. Kyrie would cook this defense. Luka would cook this defense. Book would cook this defense. Hell, Jokic would cook this defense. Yet, LeBron and Giannis struggle against this defense. The "haters" have been exposing this for years. This is why we got the HEATLES. This is why Wiggins was traded for Love. This is why the Lakers traded their future for AD.
YA CHEEF Πριν 21 ημέρα
And this is why they need some better 3 point shooters like all the lakers drive in or dunk and with the suns doing that strat it prevents them from doing that
DEMBOYZ Πριν 22 ημέρες
Suns 🏆❗️ Best bench in the league ❗️
Ugh g of King
Ugh g of King Πριν 27 ημέρες
If LeBron and curry team up it will be scary than there will be have to be 3 point defense and paint defense
Samarjeet Bhonsle
Samarjeet Bhonsle Πριν 27 ημέρες
Lakers gotta work on shooting, they would legit be close to unstoppable
vidsforsquids Πριν 28 ημέρες
Marty Πριν 28 ημέρες
Suns beat the clippers.. On their way to the finals
mag1cally Πριν 29 ημέρες
such a great analysis and actually making basketball interesting
foursup313 Πριν 29 ημέρες
Good video but the crazy thing is this was obvious to anybody who knows anything about basketball. But I just let the bron haters have their parade lol
Andreas Batten
Andreas Batten Πριν 29 ημέρες
Its the same thing the Raptors did against Giannis in 2019
Fujidk Πριν μήνα
What?... That's just a zone defense. You use it for teams that tends to drive or can't shoot. It's the most basic defense in basketball. You just don't often see it in the NBA because man to man is more affective 90% of the time at that level... am I missing something here?
Hieroglyphy Πριν μήνα
This was not a new defense or scheme utilized against LeBron. Teams have used this at various different stages in his career. The biggest difference this go round was the lack of shooting by his supporting cast and his reduced explosiveness (and stamina) from the injury he was still recovering from. Perhaps he returns back to form next season, or perhaps this is just what he’s going to be at this stage of his career.
Aaron M
Aaron M Πριν μήνα
This is a pretty lame ass defense assuming your team had even one or two good 3 point shooters
JERU Πριν μήνα
Nobody on the team could shoot including especially LeBron that's why it worked today and 15yrs ago
Shadowhog Πριν μήνα
it's because AD was injured
Jeremy Subasic
Jeremy Subasic Πριν μήνα
Watching it was interesting at first, then it got boring. I can't blame the Suns at all for what they did tho. I'm honestly shocked no one did this to LA last year in the bubble. They've never been able to hit 3s as a whole. Stop the offense in the paint for Bron and AD and you wrap up the whole team
Bob ong Pinoy slayer
Bob ong Pinoy slayer Πριν μήνα
LeBron don't know how to move without the ball
Melancholy Puppy
Melancholy Puppy Πριν μήνα
This worked especially great with Ayton in the paint
B Dogg
B Dogg Πριν μήνα
D Book dont care. Lebron can score and D Book scores even more.
Phuck Youtube
Phuck Youtube Πριν μήνα
Never saw this much attention given to any other player in the NBA. Bron really a problem to teams.
Phuck Youtube
Phuck Youtube Πριν μήνα
@JERU and now I get you to admit your true ridicule! Was LeBron and Ad still suffering from recent lingering injuries or not? The Lakers supporting cast underperformed also,Caruso was injured as well, defensive intensity was gone because of it.only emotional haters like you taint your analysis because you are a LeBron hater but im 100 percent sure you think KD has always and to this day is a better all around player than LeBron. It doesn't surprise me since his career he has been in the way of evey franchise im sure he has stopped your team b4 also. You're most likely a Knicks fan thats recently became a Nets fan. Butt hurt. Also amazes me that you LeBron critics surf YT too find counters to use in your criticism and hate for ole Goat James. Nice try but I gotcha!
JERU Πριν μήνα
@Phuck GRaward It's always when the playoffs come around he has no help. If he's the floor general it's his job to get players other shots besides 3s especially when they're not falling. They're the worst 3 point shooting team but continue to shoot them. They don't run set plays cuz LeBron wants to be the primary ball handler. That LeBron system is outdated time to bring in a point guard and young playmakers, those old vet players not working can't turn everyone into shooters.
Phuck Youtube
Phuck Youtube Πριν μήνα
@JERU no you're looking at it wrong. Its really showing that he is basically a one man show and proves that he really carries teams and if he had consistent spot up shooters the defense would free up and not focus only on the guy who they know is the threat. Nice try hater.
JERU Πριν μήνα
You're really looking at it the wrong this is more like not respecting his game cuz he can't beat you any other way. No midrange,post,or perimeter
Dominick T.
Dominick T. Πριν μήνα
Go Phoenix Suns!
LEEKO Πριν μήνα
Mavs did the same thing
Paul Coover
Paul Coover Πριν μήνα
This is not a shock. LeBron is selfish and thinks he's Michael Jordan.
M S Πριν μήνα
A dog foght!? And no fouls lol. Good call. From a guy who just wants some views.
M S Πριν μήνα
Bruh.. the only ones who stopped the lakers were the dang nba and refs. Enough said. You all salivating to talk about how lebron or kakers were STOPPED lol. You better beat a team with 3 injured starts. Good call. NOT:p next up.. clippettes are the greatest in the land and suns are greatest team to ever not win a championship 🤣
Alex Darian
Alex Darian Πριν μήνα
Lebron acts all big and mighty. As if his IQ is sooooo good. Go look at this 4th quarter turnover numbers. Go look at his retarded shot selection... dude cares about a highlight more than a Win
C M Πριν μήνα
😂🤣 can we be real. Lebron wasn’t 100% you can easily tell this by watching the last few games he did play in the play in tournament. He was avoiding landing on that ankle and had no explosiveness. Let’s not make it seem like the suns really stopped Bron🤣comical for everyone who knows basketball
Kwesi Utley
Kwesi Utley Πριν μήνα
This is not some revelation lebron was not 100 this is not a mystery
Kwesi Utley
Kwesi Utley Πριν μήνα
Y’all know why no one on tv said anything about this it’s because a healthy lebron would jump through them
JERU Πριν μήνα
A younger more athletic LeBron couldn't beat that defense
Melvin Melvin
Melvin Melvin Πριν μήνα
I’m here from the future, and sorry to tell you guys that Bron isn’t going to will this sorry team anywhere lol🤣🙈
David Chen
David Chen Πριν μήνα
The Lebron wall only works when the rest of the team isn’t scoring.
JERU Πριν μήνα
It also affects him cuz he can't shoot that's his bread & butter attacking the basket. Doesn't help he wants to be the primary ball handler
dat boi mikey
dat boi mikey Πριν μήνα
Like the Nets, Lakers had star players but when they r injured there is no bench with a drive to help out✌🏿kuzma trade soon..
Siegel Gaming
Siegel Gaming Πριν μήνα
Of course they can make a wall if their shooters are trash.
JERU Πριν μήνα
@Siegel Gaming I stand by what I say, he's either driving or shooting 3s. He doesn't even take advantage of mismatches when he has small players, instead of punishing them in the post he kicks it out for a 3.
Siegel Gaming
Siegel Gaming Πριν μήνα
@JERU lmaooo what did u watch this season his turn around jumpers and post ups were amazing and underrated by people like you
JERU Πριν μήνα
@Siegel Gaming You called LeBron a midrange menace and said Dennis and Kuzma dribbles for 12 seconds.. what exactly do you watch in the game? LeBron has never pulled up for a midrange shot in his life almost & his dribbles the air out the ball for 16 seconds and expects someone to get off a decent shot?
Siegel Gaming
Siegel Gaming Πριν μήνα
@JERU nah lebron has seen that his whole career. Hes a midrange menace these days but they are actually sorry as hell on fast breaks without AD. They either always get a good look for a shot and make it or miss then there is an offensive board and we watch Schroeder or kuzma dribble for 12 seconds
JERU Πριν μήνα
It's more about them not respecting LeBron's game, take away his ability to drive it's a wrap no midrange or consistent perimeter gm.
O'lando Wilson
O'lando Wilson Πριν μήνα
At the end of the day...the Lakers can't shoot and that's it.
Rick M
Rick M Πριν μήνα
Booker is better than Le Flop, period!
bobbycone2 Πριν μήνα
This is how the mavs beat Bron in his prime back in 2011 but the media just kept on with the narrative that Bron choked vs the mavs getting credit for great defense.
Wandering Knight
Wandering Knight Πριν μήνα
That wall you are so proud of us useless when you have more than one good player playing at the same time. So it doesn’t have anything to do with the suns but everything to do with the Lakers an their ability to build around Lebron
JERU Πριν μήνα
Every team is built LeBron why you think they surround him wit 3&D guys? Makes it easy for to attack the rim. They used this cuz they didn't respect LeBron's game for him to beat them any other way
John Ludwig
John Ludwig Πριν μήνα
MJ coulda settled for a 3 OR he most likely woulda posted bridges up, took him out a few feet & then picked his poison. Fake left & go baseline for a balls out dunk on all of em, a layup (prob a reverse just to show his goatness) or the tried & true, no look jump + turn + fade away J. The queen has none of this weaponry, no finess.
mally mall
mally mall Πριν μήνα
This is an expose' of LeBron not knowing how to play in a real offense. His teammates are basically spot up jump shooters. No movement, v-cuts, coming off screens to catch and shoot. LeBron also cannot play off the ball.
JERU Πριν μήνα
And ppl wonder why KD is said to be better than him. There's no reason this dude is almost 20 yrs in and still plays the same way. They try to disguise it as him being asked to play the way he does on every team. Bad footwork,shaky handles,no mid or post game
Heisman _
Heisman _ Πριν μήνα
My guy that’s a 1-3-1 😂
John Swain
John Swain Πριν μήνα
1:41 is actually terrible defense, and James could have gotten an automatic foul by putting his arms past Bridge's armpit on the right, and going up. Basketball heads will agree - that was just a wussy move by James, maybe because he didn't want the contact.
C W Πριν μήνα
This is nothing new LeBron has seen every d there is he wasn't 100% AD out an nobody hitting shots
Jason O'Hara
Jason O'Hara Πριν μήνα
Davis will wear the brunt of this for not being fir, Lebron will find a way to blame everryone else, then demand trades of everyone but him.. James day is gone.. Sure he can play, but the crap that goes with it, not worth it
LetYourMindExpand Πριν μήνα
LeBron is overrated.
Corey Snoots
Corey Snoots Πριν μήνα
Lakers don’t need a big 3. If they can get Dame or Beal great but if LeBron and AD are healthy. They just need knock down shooters which they don’t have. Add a Seth curry type player or two and trade Kuzma
Malik Lewis
Malik Lewis Πριν μήνα
Lebron disliked this video
Matt Jones
Matt Jones Πριν μήνα
Who can watch this garbage?
Fabrizio Alejo
Fabrizio Alejo Πριν μήνα
It's just a 1-3-1 zone
richards5800 Πριν μήνα
Haha no next Jordan here Bron sucks lol
TheModer8ter Πριν μήνα
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Jeff McMullen
Jeff McMullen Πριν μήνα
Queen James is a joke & he sucks!!!
Zone Kong
Zone Kong Πριν μήνα
Injuries helped Suns with Lakers quit it
Rogue Captain HERO
Rogue Captain HERO Πριν μήνα
This wouldn’t work on Kobe. 😞 R.I.P. Kobe
erniedawg Πριν μήνα
Trade Lebron now while he still has some value
Hanzel Ozuna
Hanzel Ozuna Πριν μήνα
Stop calling him the King. He’s a 6 time finals loser. Not even close to a king after shrinking in the biggest moments
Corvette Ronnie
Corvette Ronnie Πριν μήνα
That defense hurt LaBron’s feelings. He childishly just gave up trying. It made me happy to see him so befuddled.
scdt7 Πριν μήνα
This is normal nba defense period. Every super star has seen this defense. Lebron's problem is he can't shoot.
Ezekiel Guzman
Ezekiel Guzman Πριν μήνα
But he’s the greatest of all time according to him atleast🤣🤣
Zachary Raynor
Zachary Raynor Πριν μήνα
Jordan would have laid it in... Even the Bad Boy Pistons "Jordan Rules" Didn't stop him. The Pistons in the 88 89 team beat the bulls but Jordan Took Over.
TV Charli
TV Charli Πριν μήνα
Nothing wrong with brons offense.. It's his attitude of not getting back to defence after they missed. Game 4 and 6 at staples
SmashOnSight 88
SmashOnSight 88 Πριν μήνα
Ayo let him shoot lmao that's mad disrespectful... Stop lebron and make the team shoot 3s lmao
G String George
G String George Πριν μήνα
Great vid, I don’t know shit about basketball strategy other than a pick n roll & this was fun and easy to digest
HouseRu Ganxsta
HouseRu Ganxsta Πριν μήνα
MJ/KOBE shot got better over time so they didn’t need to drive to score.
John Swain
John Swain Πριν μήνα
Sorry to double-comment, but MJ ALWAYS chose the slam dunk as his first option. If you could ask him, he'd tell you so. But some defenders can stop that, and then you can only make them pay with a sweet mid-range game. Whoo! Jordan was fire.
John Swain
John Swain Πριν μήνα
Drive drive drive drive, misdirect, fake, shoot. It's kind of a waterfall of options, isn't it? Basketball is beautiful.
OG LACAM Πριν μήνα
Chris Paul called book and was like Mann ima tell you what to do just don’t let lebron do Him and we gone make it
Mr Tootsie
Mr Tootsie Πριν μήνα
So what you are saying is grow some balls and guard Lebron.
SkyHigh Fadedguy
SkyHigh Fadedguy Πριν μήνα
I’ve seen this defense for a long time but it’s basically worth the gamble when LeBrons teammates can’t knock down the open shot. If they knock them down they would have had to change their defense and LeBron would have had an easier time
E Older
E Older Πριν μήνα
Lakers took their ass wooping and went home.
MindOvOMatter Πριν μήνα
If Anthony will be hurt every playoff then trade him now.
daddy c
daddy c Πριν μήνα
I think boheims 2-3 zone is a good defense one they use in Syracuse univ
cali pulaco
cali pulaco Πριν μήνα
Yeah Yeah Yeah...EXCUSES....LEBRON is not a GOAT...JAMES is just a WORM
sholove Sholove
sholove Sholove Πριν μήνα
And people swear dudes guard lebron one on one🤦🏿‍♂️
Walter Brown
Walter Brown Πριν μήνα
A Box and 1 1 goes man to man against LeBron James while the rest PLAY ZONE ! The Suns are athletic enough that they could stay with the Lakers ! And no Anthony Davis who's going to beat the Suns . # BOOK THEM Devon !
Back the blue police.
Back the blue police. Πριν μήνα
Hahaha in your face ladybron!! you big mouth.. ( your next. )
Edward Taylor
Edward Taylor Πριν μήνα
That’s a 1-3-1 defense my guy geesh
Matt l
Matt l Πριν μήνα
Shocked? The sun's were a FAR better team than the Lakers how is that shocking?
Daniel Wiebers
Daniel Wiebers Πριν μήνα
This aged well
Jackson Smith
Jackson Smith Πριν μήνα
All this strategy and hard play, and the Lakers still managed to win 2 games, whereas the #1 seeded Jazz couldn't even win 1. That right there shows you how truly amazing Lebron James really is, even though he lost. That still shows you how great he truly is.....especially for being how old he is, and his right hand man even went down with an injury as well. Even when Lebron loses, he's still amazing. Incredible.
Jose Rivera
Jose Rivera Πριν μήνα
Good analysis.
Aneed Kassim
Aneed Kassim Πριν μήνα
to be real the refs spose to call defensive 3 seconds every time but they can't cyz it will mess up the flow of the game. just like holding in football. it's times Crowder or ayton are standing there not guarding anyone with no one in arms length. draymond green does the same thing. this is why it's no driving lanes.
JAY GEE Πριν μήνα
Lmao! This man has played 18 years of nba basketball and you think this is the 1st time they’ve played this type of defense🤣!? There is no defense this man or any other superstar that has played 13 years plus haven’t seen. The only difference this time around was no shooters around him and he had no legs, stamina, or rhythm. The man played 3 games in 2 months and went right into the playoffs. The suns are a great story but they didn’t do anything special against Bron.
Mate0isuglyn0tCap Πριν μήνα
I'm sorry but respectfully suns will always be ass
Christopher reid
Christopher reid Πριν μήνα
They need AD to bust all that up .... they lost because of injuries
drew t
drew t Πριν μήνα
I got my $ on the team with the black guy.
buendu30 Πριν μήνα
because lakers has no legit high percentage shooter,,,
YTF Πριν μήνα
they actually didn't shock them.. they were the higher ranked team
World You're Drunk
World You're Drunk Πριν μήνα
So, a zone
My Account
My Account Πριν μήνα
All you need to do is put a communist in front of him and he ll drop to his knees immediately.
M.H. L.
M.H. L. Πριν μήνα
Zone D
S M Πριν μήνα
Funny how the "wall" works... when your missing players and the player they built the wall for was also hurt. Main reason they lost injuries plain and simple. Not knocking on the Suns. But this is the year all these teams need to capitalize as I have a feeling next year Lakers will be stronger for sure.
Kevin Thomas
Kevin Thomas Πριν μήνα
Your title is wrong. Suns didnt shock Lakers.
rahulbosebose1 Πριν μήνα
Lebron's style of play always needs those snipers in the perimeter to be money. Last year KCP and Rondo hit their shots in playoffs.
Tyler k
Tyler k Πριν μήνα
The Lakers only lost due to injuries. Let's be real. Once AD went down and Kcp was already down and they were down 2 starters it changed. They were up 2-1 and after game 3 you can tell the momentum changed. Then game 4 comes Lakers are trying to go up 3-1 then AD goes down and the mood for them just dropped and they lost the series. Also Lebron wasn't 100% you can tell he still wasn't the same after that injury and the lack of a offseason last year after winning championship made things worse for Lakers. As you saw they had nonstop injuries all year. If Lakers remained healthy they would have won in 5.
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