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Old 04-15-2012, 01:41 PM
 
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Don't forget, we're talking about a player who's #3 in scoring, #26 in rebounding, and #14 in assists, making him the ONLY player in the top 26, in those three statistics. Even Michael Jordan never did that.
In 1988-89, Jordan was first in scoring(32.5), 10th in assists(8.0), 3rd in steals(2.9), shot .538(10th), and grabbed 8.0 rebounds( not sure of rank). Lebron's never done anything like that.
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:59 PM
 
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Lebron and Jordan share one thing, I respect both of their games, and can't stand either of them personally.

Can we mOve on?

Let's start a "Tim Duncan couldn't hold Karl malones jock" thread!
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:49 PM
 
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First of all, LeBron James gets so much credit for doing so many things because, well, that's exactly what he does... so many things. Don't forget, we're talking about a player who's #3 in scoring, #26 in rebounding, and #14 in assists, making him the ONLY player in the top 26, in those three statistics. Even Michael Jordan never did that. Furthermore, I don't think anyone ever thought LeBron would live up to the 10, I repeat "TEN" scoring titles, and six out of eight championship run, that MJ had. I sure as hell didn't. There's absolutely nothing wrong with LeBron not living up to MJ, because NO ONE ever will.

The problem here, is that you don't realize the mark MJ left on this sport. Very few little men (players under 6' 10") average 50% shooting from the field, which is exactly what MJ did. He was clearly a beast, and competition... is NONE!
I never suggested that Lebron should be compared to Michael Jordan. I think it's ridiculous. For starters, they didn't even play the same position. They also have different styles. There really is no comparison.

My problem with Lebron is that he has embraced this pedestal that people put him on. He has no control over how people view him, BUT he has control over if he accepts that or not. He has never denied it. As a matter of fact he allows himself to be in commercials where he is called King James, or the Chosen One. Some say he is doing it because it's about money, but we all should understand when you allow yourself to be placed at that level, you also open the door for greater criticism.

I have no problem with him as a player. I think he is a complete player but I will say though I think that he isn't intelligent enough and doesn't know how to use his physical attributes to his advantage. That is to his detriment and why I believe he is not going to live up to this legacy that people have placed at his feet.
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:16 PM
 
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In 1988-89, Jordan was first in scoring(32.5), 10th in assists(8.0), 3rd in steals(2.9), shot .538(10th), and grabbed 8.0 rebounds( not sure of rank). Lebron's never done anything like that.
Enough said! *bowing*
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:11 PM
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I definitely want Lebron during the course of a game, but prefer Wade during the end of a game if it is close.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:20 PM
 
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My favorite player of all time is Milt "Iceman" Wagner. He was not a superstar but when it counted he was the best, super clutch. LeBron is the counter opposite, an awesome player but oddly he chokes when the game is on the line, very odd. For him to win a championship, he must admit his shortcomings and give the ball to Wade. Its been so many years with missed chances that now its all in his head. Talk to a shrink!
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:09 PM
 
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I never suggested that Lebron should be compared to Michael Jordan. I think it's ridiculous. For starters, they didn't even play the same position. They also have different styles. There really is no comparison.

My problem with Lebron is that he has embraced this pedestal that people put him on. He has no control over how people view him, BUT he has control over if he accepts that or not. He has never denied it. As a matter of fact he allows himself to be in commercials where he is called King James, or the Chosen One. Some say he is doing it because it's about money, but we all should understand when you allow yourself to be placed at that level, you also open the door for greater criticism.

I have no problem with him as a player. I think he is a complete player but I will say though I think that he isn't intelligent enough and doesn't know how to use his physical attributes to his advantage. That is to his detriment and why I believe he is not going to live up to this legacy that people have placed at his feet.
I concur, 100% - comparing ANY other player to Air Jordan, is utterly ridiculous.

But, LeBron is the one who put himself on a pedestal by leaving the Cavs for the Heatles, predicting more than seven championships, and telling Miami fans that "once the games start... IT'S GON BE EASY". *lol* For that, not only is he to blame for the way people view him, but he also deserves to be criticized. Lets face it, Lebron is a future HOF'er - no doubt. However, the game is 90% mental, and that's the reason he doesn't have a ring yet. First of all, he has to learn how to lose, before he can learn to win. Furthermore, he needs to stop Tweeting, stop egging on his opponent, and start taking basketball more seriously. Until he learns to do that, he will never lead an NBA team, to a championship.
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:34 PM
 
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My favorite player of all time is Milt "Iceman" Wagner.
Milt Wagner was cool - I remember when he played for Louisville University.

But, I'm sorry, there's only one "Iceman". And, that's George "The Iceman" Gervin, aka, the creator of the "finger roll".
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:37 AM
 
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Lebron and Jordan share one thing, I respect both of their games, and can't stand either of them personally.
I'm curious how this works...

If you have never met or spent time with someone... how do you know you do not like them "personally"?

Can you explain that... because I'm
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:59 AM
 
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I'm curious how this works...

If you have never met or spent time with someone... how do you know you do not like them "personally"?

Can you explain that... because I'm
i do not like either of them as a person. (hence personally) i do not like the way they act, carry themselves, hold themselves on high, and so on. i do not like either of them as a person thus i do not like them personally. dont have to "know someone" one on on face to face to personally not like someone.
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