LeBron James shot 40.6 percent on three point attempts this season, which was easily the best mark of his career.
James figured improving from the outside “could make me even more dynamic where guys couldn’t just lay off of me and dare me to shoot.”
James put himself through difficult workouts in Akron in which he would run wind sprints for missing three-pointers.
“I stayed in the gym twice a day, shooting threes, putting myself in pressure situations where if I don’t make it I’ve got to run each and every time,” James said, “and I became more comfortable.”
James also credited the presence of Ray Allen for improving his perimeter shooting.
“Being around [Allen] every day and competing with him every day — as a competitor you hate losing, even though he’s the greatest three-point shooter of all time in the regular season and playoff history. I hate losing, so to compete with him has helped me out a lot as well,” James said.