Lebron James Is Really Good At Basketball

Discussion in 'Sports' started by kidbourbon, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. kidbourbon

    kidbourbon Well-Known Member

    I'm watching Heat v. Knicks right now, and man he's just silly good. If Jordan still ends up going down as the best basketball player ever -- and I'm not saying he will, but we can assume it for argument -- then doesn't Lebron go down as the most versatile? Like Magic, but with defense, yes?
     
  2. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    LeBron is such a freak he gets under appreciated. He looks like a comic book super hero and people expect him to do what he does.
     
  3. 615 Vol

    615 Vol Chieftain

    Speaking of the Knicks, I'm a fan and they're hard to watch. Phil Jackson has his work cut out for him. J.R. Smith is the NBA's version of Jordan McRae, never met a shot he didn't like, he hit 10 3's but shot 22 and 28 total today. The bench is awful, no one other than Shumpert scored off the bench. Jesus, fix this shit already. LeBron is amazing though.
     
  4. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    Is Lebron somewhat a victim of his own hype? The guy was touted as the next big thing while still in high school.
     
  5. InVolNerable

    InVolNerable Fark Master Flex

    The fact that he's, in my opinion, lived up to the hype is incredible. Usually people touted so highly get crushed by the accompanying ego.
     
  6. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    He's a pretty humble guy considering how he could be.
     
  7. kidbourbon

    kidbourbon Well-Known Member

    It really is. Most people touted like he was, and at that age, don't actually turn out to be all time greats. He has.
     
  8. bigpapavol

    bigpapavol Chieftain

    Bird was every bit as versatile as either and a better shooter and rebounder. Dude was nasty at every phase.
     
  9. kidbourbon

    kidbourbon Well-Known Member

    And defense?
     
  10. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

  11. hatvol96

    hatvol96 Well-Known Member

    There's a big difference in being a great passing forward and having the ability to play all five positions offensively. Bird is the former, LeBron is the latter.
     
  12. bigpapavol

    bigpapavol Chieftain

    Leave on can't play the post against a post defender. Bird pointed the offense when necessary. I'd say Bird was better at the top than LeBron is at the bottom. As shooters or rebounders, it isn't remotely close.
     
  13. bigpapavol

    bigpapavol Chieftain

    Magic? You didn't mention that he couldn't defend and didn't really try.
     
  14. kidbourbon

    kidbourbon Well-Known Member

    I did mention that. And then you mentioned Bird. I'm asking in response to that.
     
  15. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    That era of NBA basketball was a better brand IMO.
     
  16. kidbourbon

    kidbourbon Well-Known Member

    "brand"? Or better quality basketball? Because we've already gone over the latter claim in another thread. I can direct you there.
     
  17. NYYVol

    NYYVol Super Moderator

    Both.
     
  18. kidbourbon

    kidbourbon Well-Known Member

    It was better quality basketball only in the very top teams. The league didn't have more talent back then and that's a #fact
     
  19. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    That would be the relevant part to me.
     
  20. NYYVol

    NYYVol Super Moderator

    Fundamentals and actual basketball players were the norm then. Guys may be more athletic top to bottom now. But the game and overall product is lacking.
     

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