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Old 11-10-2019, 01:45 PM   #1
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Default Which players are closest to perfect?

I was thinking about this after a response about one of Harden's glaring aesthetic flaws (flopping, drawing fouls):

Which player is the closest to perfect that has ever played the game?


Every player has weaknesses.

Jordan was not a consistent 3pt shooter.
Bird was not an athletic freak.
Magic wasn't a 3pt shooter
Neither was Kareem
Kobe was prone to spam shots and shoot a low percentage
LeBron is not very skilled, relies on strength
Harden tries too hard to draw fouls
Curry is too small and is prone to disappearing in big moments
Wade was not a volume shooter, not a 3 shooter
Wilt was a choker
Russell was not a good shooter.
Dr. J couldnt hit threes

on and on...

SO WHO WAS THE CLOSEST TO PERFECT?

I say Jordan and Bird.

Jordan with more practice may have mastered the three point shot, perhaps looking more like Kawhi Leonard today, but more explosive. That shot wasn't featured in his era.

Bird, with today's strength regimens, may have gotten a little stronger to last longer in the league and not have the back issues that cut his longevity... a less athletic LeBron with way more skill. (Doncic?)

Or was it Russell, who refused to lose in the finals, winning an unprecedented 11 ships in the golden age?

UPDATE:
New shit has come to light
Jordan on defense really cant get you anywhere with bigger dudes one-on-one.
Duncan seems to be as close to flawless as it gets
TMac, TMac, TMac
Shaq still couldn't hit jumpshots.
Hakeem and Garnett... if they were only combined.

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Old 11-10-2019, 01:58 PM   #2
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How is LeBron not skilled?
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Old 11-10-2019, 02:01 PM   #3
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How is LeBron not skilled?

Never said he was not skilled. Obviously he is, but compared to the all-time greats like Hakeem, Jordan, Bird, Gervin he is not as skilled as them. He has no teardrop shot, no finger roll, no lefty hookshots. He's basically about speed, strength, some spin moves and he's got that fadeaway. His three-ball is good too. He's lost a lot of moves since leaving Miami. I think he compartmentalized a lot of stuff. Maybe he feels he didnt need em.

Now he's all about that elbow. He knows he can get away with it. Instead of going to old man moves he's pushing people off. That shows a lack of true all-time skill.

He's a bull dog.

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Old 11-10-2019, 02:03 PM   #4
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When does your 305Baller account get unbanned?
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Not my account. Next question.

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Never said he was not skilled. Obviously he is, but compared to the all-time greats like Hakeem, Jordan, Bird, Gervin he is not as skilled as them. He has no teardrop shot, no finger roll, no lefty hookshots. He's basically about speed, strength, some spin moves and he's got that fadeaway. His three-ball is good too. He's lost a lot of skill since leaving Miami. I think he compartmentalized a lot of stuff. Maybe he feels he didnt need em.

He's a bull dog.



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AKA “I don’t watch LeBron play”

I added more stuff since your reply. Can you show me a video of LeBron doing a teardrop? Does he even need it? He does a scooper after getting position.
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I added more stuff since your reply. Can you show me a video of LeBron doing a teardrop? Does he even need it? He does a scooper after getting position.
https://youtu.be/Rfsj8zHNfls
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yeaaah. first one is kind of a teardrop. in no traffic. more like a one-handed shot. but i'll give you that one.

second one is in miami where he had the most skillz.

not graceful, but he pulls some shit sometimes.
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kelly oubre jr., just look at him.
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kelly oubre jr., just look at him.

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teardrops (last one is da best tho)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7yIoBqtCQQ
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teardrops (last one is da best tho)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7yIoBqtCQQ


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