How is losing to better teams and players somehow a negative mark? If CP3 never leads a team to a ring so be it. The West is so competitive it's hard to look at any of the ringless teams and say they are failures. Because last time I checked the Warriors and Clips were equally talented, the Spurs are very good, Memphis causes issues everywhere and Portland and Houston aren't cakewalk teams.
It's not like CP3 is in the East losing to the Wizards in the first round. When he was in NO they lost to the Lakers one year and also the Spurs in 7 games. Last year barring a Blake injury they probably beat Memphis.
This whole idea that when teams lose it somehow means they choked is stupid. Why can't the other team just be superior? As competitive as the West has been the last decade and beyond no one that has failed to win unless they were clearly the favorites choked. The 2011 Lakers choked, the 2007 Mavs choked against the Warriors. Those were choke jobs. Losing to an evenly talented or better team isn't choking its probably what was supposed to happen
In 8 seasons CP3 led teams have only made it to round 2 twice. Never to round 3. Hes 16-24 in playoff games. Its not fair to shoulder the blame elsewhere as if hes not surrounded by talent. He has been. Besides, some consider him the games best player after Bron. He should be able to find a way for his team to win. Its obvious hes failed to do so. When are people gonna stop praising him as the games best PG and starts considering the commonality that the teams he leads always fail to be competitive?