Lebron James=fallen

Lebron James=fallen

Post by Lakers 4PT 4 H » Sat, 14 Dec 2002 13:16:44


I saw him play for the first time tonight and I must admit, those 30 pts were
the least impressive 30 I've seen. He's more hype than skills. He has
absolutely no handles, no quickness, no jump shot and no defense. He had some
good dunks, but most of those were results of cherry picking and not coming
back on defense.

He didn't make a jump shot until the 4th qt, throwing up bricks for the first
three. He scored most of his points posting up much shorter guys. BIG FRIGGIN
DEAL. He'll be the little guy in the NBA. Let's see him post up Malone and
Duncan!

I've seen Kobe when he was 17 and he had the flash and skills that Lebron never
displayed tonight. He's just an overgrown, overweight kid who dominates only
because he's playing with small children. He definately does not currently have
the skills to make an impact in the NBA.

I'd go as far as to say that his stock has dropped after tonight and will not
be the 1st player chosen.

 
 
 

Lebron James=fallen

Post by Steve Jaro » Sat, 14 Dec 2002 13:36:39

Agreed - though you wouldn't know it from the way Vitale, Walton et al. were
falling all over themselves heaping lavish praise on the guy. Of course,
it's not Lebron's fault - he's not even eligible to vote yet.

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  No one is less independent than the citizen of a free state."

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Quote:
> I saw him play for the first time tonight and I must admit, those 30 pts
were
> the least impressive 30 I've seen. He's more hype than skills. He has
> absolutely no handles, no quickness, no jump shot and no defense. He had
some
> good dunks, but most of those were results of cherry picking and not
coming
> back on defense.

> He didn't make a jump shot until the 4th qt, throwing up bricks for the
first
> three. He scored most of his points posting up much shorter guys. BIG
FRIGGIN
> DEAL. He'll be the little guy in the NBA. Let's see him post up Malone and
> Duncan!

> I've seen Kobe when he was 17 and he had the flash and skills that Lebron
never
> displayed tonight. He's just an overgrown, overweight kid who dominates
only
> because he's playing with small children. He definately does not currently
have
> the skills to make an impact in the NBA.

> I'd go as far as to say that his stock has dropped after tonight and will
not
> be the 1st player chosen.


 
 
 

Lebron James=fallen

Post by David C. Tuttl » Sat, 14 Dec 2002 14:20:23


Quote:

> I'd go as far as to say that his stock has dropped after tonight
> and will not be the 1st player chosen.

You mean the Lakers won't take him when they win the lottery?

--

Today's anagram of "David Charles Tuttle" is:  HAD TESTICULAR VELDT

 
 
 

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Post by Red Schi » Sat, 14 Dec 2002 20:29:41


Quote:

> > I'd go as far as to say that his stock has dropped after tonight
> > and will not be the 1st player chosen.

> You mean the Lakers won't take him when they win the lottery?

Waaaahhhhh, you're just being a Laker Hater.....   Well, preach on, brother!
 
 
 

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Post by Chris Zabe » Sat, 14 Dec 2002 21:31:53

LeBron will still be the #1 player chosen in the NBA draft, but after
finally seeing more than highlight reels of him, he's not the greatest NBA
prospect of all time or the greatest high school player of all time.  He
reminds me very much of Tracey McGrady and his game.  What is remarkable
about James is his ball handling ability and overall athletic ability for
his size and age.  Less impressive was his unpolished interior game(or lack
of it), shot selection, and shot release.  He has the tools to be a
superstar eventually, but the hype machine made him out to be singularly
unique in the history of basketball, which he isn't.  I've seen much more
impressive high school performances from Kobe, Iverson, Glenn Robinson...
And that doesn't even begin to include the high school careers of such
greats as Kareem, Wilt, Magic, Bird, etc.  But he is the current prototype
NBA body, which scouts are always looking for.  A player that has a similar
physique(though thinner at the time) and somewhat similar game(tall
perimeter player with a passable outside shot) would be Tim Thomas, who also
got a lot of hype coming out of high school.  We can see where he is today(a
solid but not an all star level player).
 
 
 

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Post by Lakers 4PT 4 H » Sun, 15 Dec 2002 01:37:33

Quote:
>Tim Thomas, who also
>got a lot of hype coming out of high school.  We can see where he is today(a
>solid but not an all star level player).

They used to say the same thing about Steve Smith. Some even said he'd be as
good as Magic Johnson..... NOT.