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Old 02-15-2013, 05:38 PM   #1
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Default Where does 2013 LeBron James rank among the greatest peaks in NBA History?

LeBron through 50 games this season
27 PPG | 8 RPG | 7 APG | 56.5 FG% | 42 3P% | 74 FT% | 1.7 SPG | 1 BPG

This is the absolute best I've ever seen LeBron perform, His scoring efficiency is legendary, his jump shot is at its best it's ever been, he has been able to improve his game while still maintaining his athleticism, he is also the most versatile defender in the league being able to guard all types of positions, he is an ELITE help & transition defender & a very good man to man defender.

In terms of peak play it's hard not putting him in the top 5 category. I don't know if I would take peak Bird & Magic over peak LeBron at this point, he's that good.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:51 PM   #2
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Default Re: Where does 2013 LeBron James rank among the greatest peaks in NBA History?

In terms of regular season play,(we still dont know how well this is gonna transform into finals or playoffs so thats reserved for later)
Probably
1a-Wilt
1b-MJ
3-Lebron
Beware shaq has never been this dominant in regular season though his 3peat finals performance ranks ahead of everyone including MJ.

Let me put this into context for you.Hakeem regular season play was fantastic but in terms of peak nobody would put him in top 5 however his playoffs during back to back titles was legendary and definitely belonged to top 5.

Unlike most people i have been fortunate enough to see jordan in his prime though i vaguely remember since i was around 10 at the time.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:53 PM   #3
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Default Re: Where does 2013 LeBron James rank among the greatest peaks in NBA History?

MJ's peak

32.5 / 8 / 8 against much better defensive ERA


Bird's peak of

30 / 9.3 / 6.3 against much better defensive ERA



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Old 02-15-2013, 05:54 PM   #4
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Default Re: Where does 2013 LeBron James rank among the greatest peaks in NBA History?

We are only at the allstar break 10 or so games don't make the season.

Who knows where LeBron goes from here. He may drop back down to earth, stay on pace, maybe even get better...
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:59 PM   #5
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MJ's peak

32.5 / 8 / 8 against much better defensive ERA


Bird's peak of

30 / 9.3 / 6.3 against much better defensive ERA



enuf said.
Seriously, just stop.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:01 PM   #6
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MJ's peak

32.5 / 8 / 8 against much better defensive ERA


Bird's peak of

30 / 9.3 / 6.3 against much better defensive ERA


enuf said.

Absolutely false. Defense Now > Defense in the late 80's.

Larry Bird himself said defenses today are better than they were when he played.

All-time great peak players.
'67 Wilt
'77 Kareem
'86 Bird
'87 Magic
'91 Jordan
'94 Hakeem
'00 Shaq
'03 Duncan

I have no comment on '67 Wilt since I have not seem much footage of him, The only players I'm 100% sure I would take over current LeBron are '91 Jordan, '00 Shaq, & MAYBE '77 Kareem.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:05 PM   #7
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Default Re: Where does 2013 LeBron James rank among the greatest peaks in NBA History?

It's been amazing.

I hope it continues in the playoffs.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:06 PM   #8
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Kobetards nightmares are coming true. LeBron James is inches away from being a top 5 player. Something their gawd couldn't dream of.
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Right up there with Jordan and Shaq. Nobody else is close.
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Default Re: Where does 2013 LeBron James rank among the greatest peaks in NBA History?

there were more possesions in mj and bird's era
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:07 PM   #11
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Default Re: Where does 2013 LeBron James rank among the greatest peaks in NBA History?

Well part of the reason his FG% is high is because of the lack of bigs in the league. There is hardly anyone down low to even challenge him.
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Right up there with Jordan and Shaq. Nobody else is close.
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Well part of the reason his FG% is high is because of the lack of bigs in the league. There is hardly anyone down low to even challenge him.
Oh. That why he's shooting 42% from 3?
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Nope. Wilt's accomplishments are discarded because of his horrible competition. No good athletes or real defense was played back in the 60's. Today's game features the best athletes, much stronger/more physical defenders, much more technical zone-based defenses that basically allow you to play two defenders on a single individual (see: LeBron vs. Celtics 2008 semifinals), etc. LeBron would have destroyed Wiltís competition, probably would have averaged over 60 ppg easily (considering Wilt averaged 50 ppg one year and LeBron is a much rarer athletic specimen).
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Kobetards nightmares are coming true. LeBron James is inches away from being a top 5 player. Something their gawd couldn't dream of.

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