he stood around and choked against dirk...
I love that you're stressing roles and whatnot over stats and numbers, but then completely disregard Dallas' defensive game plan for the series. It ruins your credibility for me.
Dallas did a wonderful job disguising coverages. They'd play man to man. Then a match up zone for a few plays then switch back to man to man. LeBron was constantly having to figure out what defensive set the Mavs were in, and even when he did he was guarded by a great perimeter defender in Marion and was driving into one of the best rim protectors in the league in Chandler.
But we'll just ignore that because it's more fun to call him a choker, while you praise Kobe for filling the role of chucker.