I don't think comparing Melo to Lebron is fair. First, Lebron is a better player. Second, Lebron gets everyone involved. He has no problem making the right basketball play at the expense of attempting a game winning shot. Lebron has taken less talent deep into the playoffs because he's played a whole season with them vs Melo playing 2 and a half months with the Knicks' second unit.
JR Starks is a nod to John Starks' infamous playoff game in '94 when he couldn't buy a shot against Houston. JR Smith is a streaky shooter and if he's your second go to guy we're in trouble.
Bright lights or not, to expect Melo to do it by himself is a failure in itself. He knows he can't do it by himself and has publicly called out his team for guys to step up.
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