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jrong 01-05-2011 11:21 PM

Why LeBron is (maybe) the best player in the NBA
 
I haven't always been known to be the biggest James fan, but I have to admit I've never seen him shoot jumpshots and threes the way he is this shooting them this year. Now before I settle on this conclusion finally, I have to see whether in April, May, and June he is still making them like this.

But, if he is, it doesn't matter if, say Wade, is a comparable passer or even a superior scorer. Because at James's size, if he shoots like this, it opens up options and advantages created by spacing that neither Wade nor any other player similarly possesses. Even though I do expect that if the Heat win a title in the next two years, Wade will be the closer, when LeBron shoots the way he has been from the outside, it opens up new dimensions to the game that are open to him alone....

Kurosawa0 01-05-2011 11:23 PM

Re: Why LeBron is (maybe) the best player in the NBA
 
He has been the best player in the NBA since 2008.

Yung D-Will 01-05-2011 11:26 PM

Re: Why LeBron is (maybe) the best player in the NBA
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kurosawa0
He has been the best player in the NBA since 2008.

:rolleyes:

ashbelly 01-05-2011 11:27 PM

Re: Why LeBron is (maybe) the best player in the NBA
 
Maybe ? ... :facepalm

IN-PAX-WE-TRUST 01-05-2011 11:29 PM

Re: Why LeBron is (maybe) the best player in the NBA
 
uh. Lebron being the best player in the NBA is like saying Albert Pujols is the best player in baseball. Not exactly a bold statement.

Mr. I'm So Rad 01-05-2011 11:31 PM

Re: Why LeBron is (maybe) the best player in the NBA
 
If LeBron can:

1.) Continue shooting (and making) jumpers like he has been
2.) Develop a post game
3.) Get better at Free Throw Shooting
4.) Become a better 1-on-1 defender
5.) Get better at off-ball movement

He will no doubt in my mind be the best player in the league. Those are his only weaknesses in my opinion. Those skills combined with his athletic ability will simply make him unstoppable.

Kingwillball 01-06-2011 12:02 AM

Re: Why LeBron is (maybe) the best player in the NBA
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr. I'm So Rad
If LeBron can:

1.) Continue shooting (and making) jumpers like he has been
2.) Develop a post game
3.) Get better at Free Throw Shooting
4.) Become a better 1-on-1 defender
5.) Get better at off-ball movement

He will no doubt in my mind be the best player in the league. Those are his only weaknesses in my opinion. Those skills combined with his athletic ability will simply make him unstoppable.



U have it wrong he is already the best player in the League if he adds what U wrote above he will become THE BEST PLAYER OF ALL-TIME !

Walduś 01-06-2011 12:06 AM

Re: Why LeBron is (maybe) the best player in the NBA
 
kobe :pimp:

Mr. I'm So Rad 01-06-2011 12:06 AM

Re: Why LeBron is (maybe) the best player in the NBA
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kingwillball
U have it wrong he is already the best player in the League if he adds what U wrote above he will become THE BEST PLAYER OF ALL-TIME !


He's not the best player in the league. He is a stat sheet stuffer but his game is still mostly reliant on his athleticism. If he can develop these skills then he will be the best player in the league.

LilBTheBasedGod 01-06-2011 12:10 AM

Re: Why LeBron is (maybe) the best player in the NBA
 
Well lets see.

Consistent shooter and scorer
Good rebounder
Great court vision and accurate passing
Suffocating defense at times (the regular season doesn't showcase peak defense)
Great speed and athleticism at 6"8 and 250 lbs.

Oh and probably the best transition defense player of all time.

Yep, that about sums it up.

Inactive 01-06-2011 12:10 AM

Re: Why LeBron is (maybe) the best player in the NBA
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jrong
I haven't always been known to be the biggest James fan, but I have to admit I've never seen him shoot jumpshots and threes the way he is this shooting them this year. Now before I settle on this conclusion finally, I have to see whether in April, May, and June he is still making them like this.

But, if he is, it doesn't matter if, say Wade, is a comparable passer or even a superior scorer. Because at James's size, if he shoots like this, it opens up options and advantages created by spacing that neither Wade nor any other player similarly possesses. Even though I do expect that if the Heat win a title in the next two years, Wade will be the closer, when LeBron shoots the way he has been from the outside, it opens up new dimensions to the game that are open to him alone....

Lebron's percentage on jumpers(16-23 ft) is virtually the same as it's been since 09. His 3pt% was around 36% before the allstar break last year IIRC, and he was hitting a ton of halfcourt shots to finish quarters during the first half of last season. He's the same, or worse in every area as he was during his two mvp seasons.

Maybe he was just playing better than normal in the games that you happened to watch?

DuMa 01-06-2011 12:11 AM

Re: Why LeBron is (maybe) the best player in the NBA
 
hes been the best player since 2007

magnax1 01-06-2011 12:11 AM

Re: Why LeBron is (maybe) the best player in the NBA
 
Lebron's FG% at 10-15 feet 33%
FG% at 15-20 feet 41%
That's average at best, and that's basically the same % he's shot since 2008

Yung D-Will 01-06-2011 12:11 AM

Re: Why LeBron is (maybe) the best player in the NBA
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lebron23
Who's the best player in the NBA? Kobrick Bryant.



Gotta go with Wade at the moment






=X

Rose 01-06-2011 12:12 AM

Re: Why LeBron is (maybe) the best player in the NBA
 
Wade.

EDIT: Lol someone's insecure by this comment.


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