LeBron Disagrees With Michael's Scouting Report On Him

Re: LeBron Disagrees With Michael's Scouting Report On Him

Postby Rooscooter on Sun May 26, 2013 10:07 am

thkthebest wrote:I agree with Roos on some level. A lot of the arguments/hate seem petty, and we all know petty. People found the most ridiculous reasons to hate Kobe. It reached unspeakably stupid levels, but there were still plenty of rational people that respected Kobe for his greatness. I used to be a big LeBron hater. I used to find the dumbest reasons to hate him, but I do respect his work ethic and his game right now.


Yup.... plenty of valid reasons to question his game but from an objective standpoint he's the best player in the game and has gotten even better in recent years. I didn't like the C's or Larry Bird but to pick apart his game or how the media covered him seemed silly. He was a great player.

LeBron is an amazing talent and his becoming a great player. I separate those two things because they are not exclusively metrics of greatness. We have our own fantastic talent who is still trying to become a great player so we should be fully aware of the differences. LeBron will never have the instinct to win that MJ or Kobe had but he's learning to develop it. His two turnovers the other night were eerily reminiscent of Laker games in recent years where the entire team just stands with their feet nailed to the floor waiting for Kobe to save them..... Kobe typically jacks up the impossible shot (a few go in) and LeBron tried to pass it to anyone who wanted it.... no one did. In both cases the reasons for the loss were not the misses or the bad passes.... it was a failure to play the game by the entire team.

.... my .02¢
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Re: LeBron Disagrees With Michael's Scouting Report On Him

Postby Weezy on Sun May 26, 2013 11:46 am

F*** LeBron, he's not on my team so I don't have to like him and my reasons don't have to be rational. My .02¢ :man12:
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Re: LeBron Disagrees With Michael's Scouting Report On Him

Postby Finwë on Sun May 26, 2013 2:30 pm

Weezy wrote:F*** LeBron, he's not on my team so I don't have to like him and my reasons don't have to be rational. My .02¢ :man12:

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I don't necessarily dislike LeBron or his game, there are many things I like about him, he's a good dude for all I know, seems actually funny and friendly, and while his playing style isn't my favorite to watch, he has become an amazing and dominating talent. Of course, there too are some things that I don't like, mostly his flopping and the fact that he kinda seems a bit too aware of his statistics. I also feel he's too blessed physically, considering his unparalelled combination of size - speed - strength - leaping ability - agility. I can't blame him for it of course, but it kinda annoys me, I just feel he's so incredibly lucky and "blessed" (for lack of a better word) and can't help but wish that someone I like better (like Kobe) would be as athletically gifted...

My main problem with him has always been something that is not his fault; it's the machine's fault -> the hype, the worship, the brandbuiliding and excessive promoting,to the point when it was extremely premature and over the top (before he was close to winning anything). It seems like the media was (and kinda still is) always making ridiculous (in terms of being premature and almost disrespectful) comparisons - downgrading other players and other performances - being forgetful of errors and subpar performances (nobody ever mentions 2011 and Dallas anymore, which was HUGE) - etc.
All that + the star treatment he enjoyed for most of his career (one of the most notorious I can remember - it has dialed down now, and players like Paul or even Durant seem to be the top dogs in that department, but he's still getting a lot of calls, especially the ones that really matter) is what has made it really hard for me to be a fan of LeBron. Mostly not his fault, but it is what it is.
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Re: LeBron Disagrees With Michael's Scouting Report On Him

Postby Rooscooter on Sun May 26, 2013 5:03 pm

Weezy wrote:F*** LeBron, he's not on my team so I don't have to like him and my reasons don't have to be rational. My .02¢ :man12:


I wasn't talking to you..... And you made you opinion clear earlier.... Your irrational..... No need to keep going on about it.. :man12:
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Re: LeBron Disagrees With Michael's Scouting Report On Him

Postby Weezy on Sun May 26, 2013 5:22 pm

Oh I know you weren't specifically talking to me, I just wanted to throw a f*** LeBron" out there for fun, if you look at my post history I actually do that from time to time.
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Re: LeBron Disagrees With Michael's Scouting Report On Him

Postby LakerFanIam on Mon May 27, 2013 11:47 am

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Off subject, but... Am I the only one that noticed that Wade comes sprinting off the bench & is out on the court before Lebron even takes his shot... Not that it would've made any difference, but technically, they had 6 men on the court... & he wasn't just slightly on the court, he was nearly setting a screen for Ray Allen in the corner...
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Re: LeBron Disagrees With Michael's Scouting Report On Him

Postby Weezy on Mon May 27, 2013 12:45 pm

I didn't notice that in-game at all, that's funny.
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