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Old 07-07-2011, 02:54 PM   #1
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Default Is LeBron already on the decline?

he's 26 and has played 8 seasons. a lot of posters seem to think 09 was his peak and that he will be out of his prime within 2-4 years. Do you agree?
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:55 PM   #2
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he's 26 and has played 8 seasons. a lot of posters seem to think 09 was his peak and that he will be out of his prime within 2-4 years. Do you agree?
He was on a severe physical and skillful decline this year. His ball handling fell off big time this season.
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:57 PM   #3
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athletically yes.
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:59 PM   #4
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his athletic peak was 03-08. His skill peak was from 08-10. Both has declined hugely and I fully expect him to be a role player by 2014
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:00 PM   #5
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Uhm, no, its all perception. He will decline in his 30's like everyone else.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:00 PM   #6
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He just needs to lose some weight. 250-255 lbs is the ideal weight for LeBron. He doesn't need those muscles if he don't want to play at the post.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:01 PM   #7
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Past his physical peak but he can prolong his prime by continuing to improve his skills and possibly lose weight. 09 will most likely go down as his peak year though.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:01 PM   #8
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Uhm, no, its all perception. He will decline in his 30's like everyone else.

Not really. History shows that players decline after a certain amount of minutes, not age. LeBron has logged a ton of minutes for his age.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:02 PM   #9
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athletically yes.

Well his game is pretty much based on his athleticism. He needs to improve his perimeter shooting and develop a low post game if he wants to remain in the NBA's elite for years to come.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:02 PM   #10
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He just needs to lose some weight. 250-255 lbs is the ideal weight for LeBron.

well you jumping off his dick would drop 30-35 lbs. at least i'm assuming that's what 12 year old filipinos weigh.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:03 PM   #11
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Past his physical peak but he can prolong his prime by continuing to improve his skills and possibly lose weight. 09 will most likely go down as his peak year though.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:05 PM   #12
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well you jumping off his dick would drop 30-35 lbs. at least i'm assuming that's what 12 year old filipinos weigh.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:06 PM   #13
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well you jumping off his dick would drop 30-35 lbs. at least i'm assuming that's what 12 year old filipinos weigh.


You are still a jackass. That's why you are one of the most hated posters in this forum. Kobe dropped 19 pounds in the 2007 off season that's why he regained his explosiveness.

http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/showthread.php?t=50120

LeBron looks like he's out of shape this season.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:06 PM   #14
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Well his game is pretty much based on his athleticism. He needs to improve his perimeter shooting and develop a low post game if he wants to remain in the NBA's elite for years to come.

This.

As long as he loses weight and continues working on his game, we won't witness an actual decline for at least a couple of more years.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:06 PM   #15
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Lebron does not work to get better.

The proof is in the simplest stat of them all. His free throw shooting has not improved since his rookie year.

The guy is a superfreak. Why can't he hit 85-90 percent like great players do instead of 76 percent?
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