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Old 08-21-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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Default Who would you rather take the last shot: Kobe or Lebron

The scenario: Game 7 of the NBA finals. Team is down by 2. 4 seconds left on the shot clock, and your team takes the ball out from half court after burning your last timeout.

Who would you rather take the last shot that will decide your series?

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Old 08-21-2012, 02:55 PM   #2
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:02 PM   #3
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Default Re: Who would you rather take the last shot: Kobe or Lebron

Consideing Kobe has 25 percent sucess rate on match winners.... Lebron.
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:05 PM   #4
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Default Re: Who would you rather take the last shot: Kobe or Lebron

Kobe if his teammates suck just because he actually has a reliable jumper, Lebron if we're talking about a super team because he will create an awesome shot but probably not for himself (in this case Kobe would shot the ball independently of how open his teammates are).
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:06 PM   #5
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Default Re: Who would you rather take the last shot: Kobe or Lebron

Neither.

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Old 08-21-2012, 03:07 PM   #6
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Default Re: Who would you rather take the last shot: Kobe or Lebron

Lebron. The shot selection will just be better. Kobe's success rate is so low because the knucklehead takes the most idiotic shots you can imagine. If you are facing a Kobe ISO and chance at a game winner there is nothing to really be afraid of as the chance of it going in is small as the shot always has a high degree of difficulty especially if you double since he will just throw it up anyway instead of find the open man. It is what gives him this illusion as this great clutch shot maker because when he does make that occasional shot it looks great because it was such a tough shot that it makes him look like a big hero. Simple fans fall for that shit so easily. Obviously the numbers being kept have shown that he does not make the shot all that often though.

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Old 08-21-2012, 03:10 PM   #7
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Default Re: Who would you rather take the last shot: Kobe or Lebron

Lebron. I'd take Lebron in crunch time too.
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:11 PM   #8
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Kobe all day
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:11 PM   #9
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I think I'd take Lebron. I actually like the idea of differing to an open team mate in crunch time. It doesn't make sense to be egotistical and take a double teamed shot just because.
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:12 PM   #10
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Default Re: Who would you rather take the last shot: Kobe or Lebron

Kobe if there's only 2.4 seconds left. I feel like he could get a better look and is the better shooter. I'd take LeBron if I had a full shot clock tho.

I'd take Melo over both for a last second shot.
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:12 PM   #11
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Default Re: Who would you rather take the last shot: Kobe or Lebron

Hmm...let's see...

Lebron's been super-clutch in:

- Round 2 2011
- Round 3 2011
- Round 2 2012
- Round 3 2012
- Finals 2012
- Olympics 2012

Lebron has not been clutch in:

- Regular season 2011
- Regular season 2012
- Finals 2011


And Kobe is a great player, but is past his prime.


I think I'll go with Lebron.
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:14 PM   #12
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Default Re: Who would you rather take the last shot: Kobe or Lebron

Lebron's game winning % for his career is very similar to Kobe's, and he's been on a bad downward trend since joining Miami. This idea that he's a league better than Kobe in those situations is false.
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:15 PM   #13
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Default Re: Who would you rather take the last shot: Kobe or Lebron

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I think I'd take Lebron. I actually like the idea of differing to an open team mate in crunch time. It doesn't make sense to be egotistical and take a double teamed shot just because.
Reading comprehension got you down?

Try again

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Old 08-21-2012, 03:16 PM   #14
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Default Re: Who would you rather take the last shot: Kobe or Lebron

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Hmm...let's see...

Lebron's been super-clutch in:

- Round 2 2011
- Round 3 2011
- Round 2 2012
- Round 3 2012
- Finals 2012
- Olympics 2012

Lebron has not been clutch in:

- Regular season 2011
- Regular season 2012
- Finals 2011


And Kobe is a great player, but is past his prime.


I think I'll go with Lebron.

You have 2.4 seconds left. I don't think you look at what a guy did in an entire 4th quarter. LeBron likes to drive, get others involved, better defensively etc. but with that little of time he's going to be forced to shoot it and in those situations he's clanked alot of jumpers. Probably less than Kobe but we've seen Kobe hit those impossible shots alot more.
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:17 PM   #15
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kobe without thinking twice
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