Defining LeBron

Discussion in 'Basketball Talk' started by SportsChump, Jun 5, 2015.

  1. DawkinsINT

    DawkinsINT Tebow free since 9/5/2015.

    Imagine if it was LeBron who played as shirtty as Curry did last night? Curry gets a pass though for some reason.
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  2. smeags

    smeags militant geek

    man buck, you may be pushing it a tad with some of those names. dont get me wrong thats a nice group of players there and im a huge clyde the glide fan, in fact i loved that blazers' team in gen.

    lebron is badass and to me he'd be great in any era. sure it may be tougher in the east back then but james wouldve been fine. also, lets not pretend that the word defense was known in the west back in the 80's-90's.
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  3. SportsChump

    SportsChump Well-Known

    That lay-up last night. He got the look he wanted. It just didn't go in.

    They ended up winning the game meaning LBJ will get more chances.

    But they're having to fight tooth and nail.
  4. smeags

    smeags militant geek

    i had GS in six before the series started. no miller and no kyre seems to be an obstacle not many could overcome. if the cavs find a way to win this it will be on lebron's back and i'd have to push him up the list of all-time greats.
  5. SportsChump

    SportsChump Well-Known

    Despite last night's victory, Smeags, I still can't see Cleveland pulling this thing out.

    But you're right, if they do, it's on LeBron.

    Heck, he might become the first player on a losing team to win MVP of an NBA Finals since Jerry West.

    You heard it here first.
  6. smeags

    smeags militant geek

    yeah i agree. too much to overcome. james has been on fire through two games. he'd be my run away choice for MVP to this point.
  7. markaz

    markaz Resident Cards Fan Staff Member

    Imagine what LeBron's ring count would be if he had a Scottie Pippin with him in Cleveland the first time around.

    Although I'm not a big fan, I do love watching him play. The guy's a freak of evolution on the basketball court.

    Buck - If you want to talk about whether a player would be as good in another era, if Oscar Robertson were playing in 2015, I'm not so sure that he would even be a starter on many teams.
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  8. SportsChump

    SportsChump Well-Known

    Another 40 point performance?

    Yeah, he's insane right now.

    Gotta win Game Four though. It'd be deflating heading back to Golden State having given up home court.
  9. smeags

    smeags militant geek

    wilt chamberlain would still be the most dominate player in the league.
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  10. smeags

    smeags militant geek

    james is white hot right now. i know he's taking a ton of shots, but he has to.
  11. TJ

    TJ Dez Caught It

    Wow. The Cavs might pull it off after all!!

    Or maybe they will end up losing in the most Cleveland-like fashion ever.
  12. smeags

    smeags militant geek

    that city may not survive.
  13. SportsChump

    SportsChump Well-Known

    Yeah, Cleveland looks like it's ready to explode.

    Still need two more wins though.
  14. smeags

    smeags militant geek

    true, kerr better get his team back on course. they seem off.
  15. SportsChump

    SportsChump Well-Known

    Either that or he better suit up.

    f**k, he could probably start for the Cavs right about now.
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  16. Buck Fenson

    Buck Fenson formerly Jake from State Farm

    maybe I have stretched the list somewhat. :) And if he wins a ring with Cleveland I will rethink my position. I haven't seen Wilt or Bill Russell play so I can't comment on their talents. My list would be Jordan, Magic, Bird and LeBron. They all could take over a game at any time. I give Bird the advantage because of his killer instinct at clutch time. He would want the ball to take the shot and he made some hellacious shots.But LeBron obviously has more athletic moves than Bird.
  17. SportsChump

    SportsChump Well-Known

    He will, Buck.

    It just ain't gonna happen this year.
  18. Buck Fenson

    Buck Fenson formerly Jake from State Farm

    Should be a better team next season with Love coming back.
  19. SportsChump

    SportsChump Well-Known

    If Love comes back.
  20. Buck Fenson

    Buck Fenson formerly Jake from State Farm

    that is true. I think he does. It would be his best shot at winning a ring. you know whatever team LeBron is on will make the finals. LOL