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The ups and downs of LeBron not being the starting point guard for the Heat

I was hoping (several) someone(s), with more knowledge of the NBA in general, could shed some light on this for me, because I've been thinking it over since Dallas won & can't quite figure it out. And that is this:

Why is LeBron not the starting point guard for the Heat?

Not that he's a master ball-handler or court visionary–and given his speed & athleticism he doesn't need to be either; he can be very talented instead of all-time great at those things–but he sometimes during the regular season & at all times during the Finals he looked so out of place on the court that I got to wondering.

He's potentially a much better PG than either Bibby or Miller or whomever the Heat try to bring in during the off-season, since both those dudes are...well, who they are. His size alone creates defensive matchup problems for just about every other team in the league. And LeBron as the primary ball handler, the default starting point instead of the sometimes starting point, puts the playmaking decisions in his (capable) hands and (decidedly less capable) head, meaning there is, at least on paper, less potential for him to freeze up and look as purposeless as he did vs. Dallas.

Mostly just idle musings in the wake of the Finals, but I'm sure there's sound logic as to why he's a 3 and not a 1 and I was hoping that that logic could be explained to me.

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