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Old 01-23-2013, 01:26 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Lebron is an athletic machine but his skills are still average.

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Maybe that was a bit of hyperbole but his fundamentals are by no means GOAT level.
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Maybe that was a bit of hyperbole but his fundamentals are by no means GOAT level.
He doesn't shoot like Ray but I would put Lebron up there with Magic and Michael as three of the most skilled players ever.
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No I don't because all that you said is false. Lebron is an athletic machine but his skills are still average.

Bill Russell was as much an athlete as Lebron is and had far superior basketball skills and had perhaps the highest basketball IQ ever.

If he came into the league today he would prob average 18 pts 15 reb 2 steals 5 assists and 6 blocks and that little because he's 78.

Lebron has a way to go to even dream of bring on his level.
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Please don't ever posted in an argument again. You just failed miserably. You clearly have no ****ing clue what you are talking about, especially when Lebron's skill-set is one of the best of all-time. Please just leave.
Haha damn why are you so mad. I never said he was awful I just said he is not in the top 5 level.

Which is nothing to be ashamed of. Also when you have to travel on every other play you are not super equipped fundamentally.

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Anywho glad you steered this arguement away from Bill Russell because I know it pains you knowing he'll never even get close to his level.

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If Lebron played back in the sixties he'd be 50 pounds lighter, never would have refined his game to the extent that he did today, and would likely play a wildly different style of ball.
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No I don't because all that you said is false. Lebron is an athletic machine but his skills are still average.

Bill Russell was as much an athlete as Lebron is and had far superior basketball skills and had perhaps the highest basketball IQ ever.

If he came into the league today he would prob average 18 pts 15 reb 2 steals 5 assists and 6 blocks and that little because he's 78.

Lebron has a way to go to even dream of bring on his level.
Which of his mythical skills was it that would allow Russell to to dominate the modern NBA? Was it his uncanny shooting ability which once allowed him to shoot as much as .460 from the field? Or was it his uncanny free throw shooting ability which allowed him to top 60% from the line on two different occasions?
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Oscar Robertson.
He'd still be big, and he'd still be athletic. However, Lebron is huge, in a way that Oscar wasn't, and he's not packing on that kind of muscle with 60s-era strength and conditioning programs, cutesy replies or no.
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Re: Best Player to Wear #6?

Well, that really isn't the question, because asking "If player X was born back in the days when basketball players still smoked tobacco would he still be any good" is kind of silly. I think everyone means "If we dropped player X into the game 50 years ago would he be overwhelmed by Ye Olde Thyme Baquetteballe Skylles?"

Also, Oscar actually was a freak of nature. Keep in mind that he was, more or less, the same size as Boston's future HOF power forward. In a day when 6' guards were common and 6'5"-6'6" PFs the rule, Robertson was a load for any guard to defend.
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Which of his mythical skills was it that would allow Russell to to dominate the modern NBA? Was it his uncanny shooting ability which once allowed him to shoot as much as .460 from the field? Or was it his uncanny free throw shooting ability which allowed him to top 60% from the line on two different occasions?
HIS DEFENSE FOR THE PEOPLE WHO WANT STATS

AND HIS LEADERSHIP AND DESIRE TO WIN FOR THOSE NOT SO OBSESSED WITH STATS.
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HIS DEFENSE FOR THE PEOPLE WHO WANT STATS

AND HIS LEADERSHIP AND DESIRE TO WIN FOR THOSE NOT SO OBSESSED WITH STATS.
The competition when Bill played was awful. Get off your high horse, Lebron would absolutely destroy that celtics team.
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Well, that really isn't the question, because asking "If player X was born back in the days when basketball players still smoked tobacco would he still be any good" is kind of silly. I think everyone means "If we dropped player X into the game 50 years ago would he be overwhelmed by Ye Olde Thyme Baquetteballe Skylles?"

Also, Oscar actually was a freak of nature. Keep in mind that he was, more or less, the same size as Boston's future HOF power forward. In a day when 6' guards were common and 6'5"-6'6" PFs the rule, Robertson was a load for any guard to defend.
Oscar wasnt a freak (at least not because he was that big - players heights havent actually varied that significantly over the last 60 years although their weights certainly have)

here are some heights in a 9 team league for guards playing 20mpg or more in 63-64

Sam Jones 6'4"
Tom Gola 6'6"
Gary Phillips 6'3"
Richie Guerin 6'4"
Dick Barnett 6'4"
Rod Thorn 6'4"
Don Ohl 6'3"

Oscar is listed as 6'5" 205 lbs and played alongside a couple 6'2" guys so was the 'big guard' in the equation
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The competition when Bill played was awful. Get off your high horse, Lebron would absolutely destroy that celtics team.
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To flip things around a bit, can anyone imagine Bill Russell with the benefit of modern coaching, training, and medicine, and without the need to spend considerable energy facing racism?
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To flip things around a bit, can anyone imagine Bill Russell with the benefit of modern coaching, training, and medicine, and without the need to spend considerable energy facing racism?
How dare you mention that Bill Russell who, being a better basketball player now gets modern medicine, fitness training and dietary training.

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Seriously dude and even without all that, what center has the offense to go against him? NO BODY. People like to claim those eras were weak and had inferior white players. LOL look at todays centers. This is a weak era.
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