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Old 03-16-2018, 02:29 AM   #1
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Only in today's era do players get a full running start so frequently in half court sets, due to the open runways/wide open paints created by current spacing strategy and high screen rolls.

The open runway is seen at the beginning of Lebron's drive - the big man defender gets there in time, but Lebron already has a full running start.. In previous eras, the lack of spacing would've made the paint packed at the BEGINNING of Lebron's drive, thus preventing him from getting the running start he needs to get the dunk.

The lack of spacing in previous eras and resulting lack of frequent "runways" meant that posters had to occur in tighter quarters, necessitating 2-foot/vertical leaping.. Unfortunately, lebron is only an average 2-foot leaper, so he wouldn't have the same effectiveness that he has in today's cupcake, mickey mouse spaced courts









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Old 03-16-2018, 02:31 AM   #2
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Old 03-16-2018, 02:32 AM   #3
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This dude just wrote up an essay about a dunk knowing nobody's gonna read it and just reply with "1-9"
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Old 03-16-2018, 02:38 AM   #4
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I can only imagine how shook the OP must be watching LeBron right now. The way Bron's moving around, the guy literally looks he's hitting his 2nd peak.

3ball already prepping at least 15 more of these for when the time comes.
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Old 03-16-2018, 02:43 AM   #5
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This dude just wrote up an essay about a dunk knowing nobody's gonna read it and just reply with "1-9"
MJ jumped higher off 2 feet and equal off 1, so he was a better overall leaper than lebron, who is only an average 2 foot leaper

MJ's superior leaping and explosiveness in tight quarters made him the better player without spacing.. So obviously he'd be the better player WITH spacing to enhance every aspect of his offensive game..

He'd get a great shot every time he touched the ball in today's game.. It would be insane.. He'd probably change the way defense was played just like he did with the bad boys in late 80's
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Old 03-16-2018, 02:46 AM   #6
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I can only imagine how shook the OP must be watching LeBron right now. The way Bron's moving around, the guy literally looks he's hitting his 2nd peak.

3ball already prepping at least 15 more of these for when the time comes.
He’s incredibly knowledgeable for someone who has stated multiple times that he doesn’t watch todays NBA game, yet somehow he knows how players in this era get defended.
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MJ jumped higher off 2 feet and equal off 1, so he was a better overall leaper than lebron, who is only an average 2 foot leaper

MJ's superior leaping and explosiveness in tight quarters made him the better player without spacing.. So obviously he'd be the better player WITH spacing to enhance every aspect of his offensive game..

He'd get a great shot every time he touched the ball in today's game.. It would be insane.. He'd probably change the way defense was played just like he did with the bad boys in late 80's

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Old 03-16-2018, 02:48 AM   #8
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MJ jumped higher off 2 feet and equal off 1, so he was a better overall leaper than lebron, who is only an average 2 foot leaper

MJ's superior leaping and explosiveness in tight quarters made him the better player without spacing.. So obviously he'd be the better player WITH spacing to enhance every aspect of his offensive game..

He'd get a great shot every time he touched the ball in today's game.. It would be insane.. He'd probably change the way defense was played just like he did with the bad boys in late 80's
tl;dr 1 starred.
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Old 03-16-2018, 02:50 AM   #9
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I can only imagine how shook the OP must be watching LeBron right now. The way Bron's moving around, the guy literally looks he's hitting his 2nd peak.

3ball already prepping at least 15 more of these for when the time comes.
If you want to know why today's wings score so easily, look no further than today's spacing-induced "runways", which allow players to get a full head of steam on their way to the rim.. This is one of the many benefits of spacing, which enhances every aspect of offense
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Old 03-16-2018, 02:52 AM   #10
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3ball nailing bron stans to the cross again
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MJ never had a decent chest-2-chest poster in his career


15th season Bran just bodied the biggest dude in the league
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Old 03-16-2018, 03:27 AM   #15
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MJ never had a decent chest-2-chest poster in his career






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15th season Bran just bodied the biggest dude in the league


WITH a huge running start.. Whereas MJ did this in traffic at 2 years oldee than lebron is now:



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