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Old 03-03-2016, 09:02 AM   #65
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Respectable. Both play much better defense and LBJ is still impossible to guard down in the post. Guys having one if his worst shooting year ever and is still getting 24/7/6 shooting 50%. And KD is virtually impossible to guard. Me personally I'd go Curry 1 but that's just me.


When are we gonna be honest with ourselves about Lebron's defense? Are we gonna do the Kobe thing where we wait 4 years after the fact to acknowledge it's not good anymore?
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Old 03-03-2016, 09:19 AM   #66
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When are we gonna be honest with ourselves about Lebron's defense? Are we gonna do the Kobe thing where we wlait 4 years after the fact to acknowledge it's not good anymore?
True his defense did take a couple steps down this year but what do you expect? He's getting older and you can obviously tell by the way he's playing. Steph Curry's defense is a lot worst than LeBron's though and that was the point I was trying to make.
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Old 03-03-2016, 10:19 AM   #67
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LeBron's defense is effort related. When he's playing Philly he's going to look like James Harden, when he's playing Durant he's going to look like Kawhi lol.. That goes with his game in general though, we won't see consistency from him until the post season.

That's been my biggest gripe on his career. I know other players "coast" at times in the season, but he just makes his so noticeable. A trait he picked up in Miami. In the long run he's only hurting himself as far as career numbers go. His effort pulls away from his averages, especially when he was in Miami.

It's like Jordan said, he was going to play hard and put on a show every night because someone in the stands might be seeing him for the first/only time. Bird is a similar type, Kobe a similar type. LeBron just isn't, you only get them from him for about half the season.

I guess it's technically smart if it really keeps him fresher for the playoffs, but it's not always an enjoyment to watch and does somewhat hinder his statistical output.


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Old 03-03-2016, 03:32 PM   #68
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I thought his rotations in the Finals last year were very poor and to me, that's effort related considering his Bball IQ
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Old 03-08-2016, 02:07 PM   #69
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Lebron only defends when he's going up against an elite offensive talent. For example, whenever he plays KD like the game in OKC a couple of weeks ago, he does all the right things and plays him perfectly. When he has a less skilled offensive matchup he tends to switch off, play off the shooter, and lets people go by him with little resistance.

It sucks because I really think if he tried to he could be in the DPOY running every year. He's got all the tools.
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Old 03-08-2016, 02:46 PM   #70
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The tools maybe but at 30 and with all the minutes he's already played he's right not to chase DPOY every seasons.
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The tools maybe but at 30 and with all the minutes he's already played he's right not to chase DPOY every seasons.

Right, but a little more effort (not that he doesnt put in effort) would translate to better overall team performance rather than just turning it up in the playoffs. I actually think it hurts a team for the best player to kind of coast and then turn up the volume in the post season. For teams that have played together for a long time like the Big 3 Heat, Spurs, or Warriors, it's fine, but taking it too easy I would assume doesn't go a very long way in building up good habits and a winning formula.
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:58 PM   #72
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As expected, no love for Kevin Johnson or Glen Rice.

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