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Old 10-19-2019, 09:18 AM   #1
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Default Is Zion a better finisher than Lebron?

I feel like hes attacking the paint in mid court in ways Ive never seen Lebron do it. Hes even heavier than Lebron. The thing about Zion is it looks like he specializes in getting to the rim.

Hes like a 70 percent field goal percentage player that can do it high volume. And hes ambidextrous. Just too heavy and skilled with a soft touch.
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Old 10-19-2019, 09:34 AM   #2
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Default Re: Is Zion a better finisher than Lebron?

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I feel like hes attacking the paint in mid court in ways Ive never seen Lebron do it. Hes even heavier than Lebron. The thing about Zion is it looks like he specializes in getting to the rim.

Hes like a 70 percent field goal percentage player that can do it high volume. And hes ambidextrous. Just too heavy and skilled with a soft touch.

dudes not gonna shoot 70% from the field. haha...

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Old 10-19-2019, 09:41 AM   #3
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Default Re: Is Zion a better finisher than Lebron?

Not even close. Lebron FG percentage when shooting less than 5 feet away from basket:

SHOT DISTANCE/LESS THAN 5 FEET: 80%
2008-9 Lebron.




Lebron uses his size and strength to bully lower sized players...and maintains control.


Look at this GIF. Lebron initiates contact with the defender and can control his body.

Interestingly, Lebron developed/learned a new layup package from Kyrie Irving.
See GIF above.

Another example:

Lebron is the greatest player when it comes to transition fastbreaks. Lebron takes ALOT of contact and still manages to make it in. Combined with his HIGH-IQ passing, Lebron is deadly from both ends.




Lebron kicks the ball out to Wade using his cannon arm. Defenders must try to contain Lebron on the fastbreak or else the opposing team get this:

Lebron's athletic gifts and superior passing that can be compared to the likes of Magic makes him the DEADLIEST transition player in the game.

EDIT: Zion is also injury-prone. Notice that Zion has too much weight and he lands incorrectly on his heels. Recipe for disaster.

Lebron does the OPPOSITE, in fact, landing on his toes first and making his strides long to sustain his body from any major injuries whatsoever.

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Old 10-19-2019, 10:30 AM   #4
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Default Re: Is Zion a better finisher than Lebron?

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Not even close. Lebron FG percentage when shooting less than 5 feet away from basket:

SHOT DISTANCE/LESS THAN 5 FEET: 80%
2008-9 Lebron.




Lebron uses his size and strength to bully lower sized players...and maintains control.


Look at this GIF. Lebron initiates contact with the defender and can control his body.

Interestingly, Lebron developed/learned a new layup package from Kyrie Irving.
See GIF above.

Another example:

Lebron is the greatest player when it comes to transition fastbreaks. Lebron takes ALOT of contact and still manages to make it in. Combined with his HIGH-IQ passing, Lebron is deadly from both ends.




Lebron kicks the ball out to Wade using his cannon arm. Defenders must try to contain Lebron on the fastbreak or else the opposing team get this:

Lebron's athletic gifts and superior passing that can be compared to the likes of Magic makes him the DEADLIEST transition player in the game.

EDIT: Zion is also injury-prone. Notice that Zion has too much weight and he lands incorrectly on his heels. Recipe for disaster.

Lebron does the OPPOSITE, in fact, landing on his toes first and making his strides long to sustain his body from any major injuries whatsoever.
Again, a 14 year old wouldn't post this long in a discussion. Use different accounts for arguments.
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Old 10-19-2019, 11:22 AM   #5
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Default Re: Is Zion a better finisher than Lebron?

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I feel like hes attacking the paint in mid court in ways Ive never seen Lebron do it. Hes even heavier than Lebron. The thing about Zion is it looks like he specializes in getting to the rim.

Hes like a 70 percent field goal percentage player that can do it high volume. And hes ambidextrous. Just too heavy and skilled with a soft touch.

in one word = NOPE

but his game is similar to Barkley's and it could develop into something special... only time will tell.
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Old 10-19-2019, 11:27 AM   #6
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hes ambidextrous.
huh?
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Old 10-19-2019, 11:32 AM   #7
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in one word = NOPE

but his game is similar to Barkley's and it could develop into something special... only time will tell.

Barkley was a vastly different build though. Barkley had a lot of weight, it seems, from like his sternum to his knees. He had a lot of 'core weight.' Not that Zion doesn't, too, but he has a lot of weight that's not balanced, like someone who went in super hard on weights. That's probably why people say he runs weird and jumps weird, because his weight was put on his body. He had a wide frame to start with, but the way his body distributes weight is more 'athletic' where as Barkley, even tho he was athletic, had a more beefy natural distribution. I dunno if that makes sense haha... but that's why I feel dude is gonna get catastrophically injured if he doesn't do something.

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Old 10-19-2019, 04:03 PM   #8
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Depends, will he be allowed to stiff arm like Lebron?
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Old 10-19-2019, 10:03 PM   #9
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I am impressed by Zion's ability to finish at the rim but compare him to Lebron?

Only one that is CLEAR CUT better than Lebron at finishing was Michael Jeffrey Jordan.
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Old 10-19-2019, 10:10 PM   #10
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I am impressed by Zion's ability to finish at the rim but compare him to Lebron?

Only one that is CLEAR CUT better than Lebron at finishing was Michael Jeffrey Jordan.

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Old 10-19-2019, 10:13 PM   #11
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nAH

You care to elaborate?

Can't wait to see some of the names you throw in there
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Old 10-19-2019, 10:18 PM   #12
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Default Re: Is Zion a better finisher than Lebron?

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Originally Posted by Turbo Slayer
Not even close. Lebron FG percentage when shooting less than 5 feet away from basket:

SHOT DISTANCE/LESS THAN 5 FEET: 80%
2008-9 Lebron.



Lebron uses his size and strength to bully lower sized players...and maintains control.


Look at this GIF. Lebron initiates contact with the defender and can control his body.

Interestingly, Lebron developed/learned a new layup package from Kyrie Irving.
See GIF above.

Another example:

Lebron is the greatest player when it comes to transition fastbreaks. Lebron takes ALOT of contact and still manages to make it in. Combined with his HIGH-IQ passing, Lebron is deadly from both ends.




Lebron kicks the ball out to Wade using his cannon arm. Defenders must try to contain Lebron on the fastbreak or else the opposing team get this:

Lebron's athletic gifts and superior passing that can be compared to the likes of Magic makes him the DEADLIEST transition player in the game.

EDIT: Zion is also injury-prone. Notice that Zion has too much weight and he lands incorrectly on his heels. Recipe for disaster.

Lebron does the OPPOSITE, in fact, landing on his toes first and making his strides long to sustain his body from any major injuries whatsoever.
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Old 10-19-2019, 10:21 PM   #13
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You care to elaborate?

Can't wait to see some of the names you throw in there

George Gervin
Dwyane Wade
Derrick Rose
Tim Hardaway
DNique
Kyrie Irving
Larry Bird
Nate ArchiBALD
Baron Davis
Tony Parker
Manu
Kemp

the list goes on and on....


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Old 10-20-2019, 04:02 AM   #15
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Default Re: Is Zion a better finisher than Lebron?

Honestly no I dont think he is as of right now? Young LeBron was a freight train
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