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Old 02-15-2013, 04:02 PM   #70
OldSchoolBBall
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Default Re: Lebron in the 1990's

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Originally Posted by plowking
In today's league where we have no players averaging 30+ppg, we have Lebron averaging 27ppg, yet back in the 90's when it was filled with multiple 30ppg scorers each season, we'd see Lebron's scoring digress? His scoring would go up a bunch, with his efficiency taking a slight hit due to being a more superstar oriented game at the time. I'd expect 30+ppg on about 52% shooting.

Multiple 30+ ppg scorers each season? Err, no. Here are the 30 pg scorers from '90-'99:

'90 - Jordan (33.6), Malone (31.0)
'91 - Jordan (31.5)
'92 - Jordan (30.1)
'93 - Jordan (32.6)
'94 - 0
'95 - 0
'96 - Jordan (30.4)
'97 - 0
'98 - 0
'99 - 0

See a pattern? Where are the scads of 30+ ppg scorers? There was exactly ONE 30+ ppg scorer the entire DECADE not named Michael Jordan. Nice try though. That said, I do believe that Lebron could average 30+ on 50-52% FG from '90-'96 if he were in his athletic prime (age 23-29).
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