Lakers Dynasty 2000 wrote:I don't know. The only thing that matters to me is that they both are leading their teams, and their teams are winning.
Who knows who will be better, only time will tell. All that matters to me, is that both players have sacrificed being selfish to leading their teams to winning records.
And we all know that Denver & Cleavland both needed guidance, and now they got it from the two amazing young guns.
Jamaican Lakerfan wrote:I have yet to see a high schooler would not have done better by playing in college; not one. KG, Kobe, Jermaine etc...I love them all...KG and Kobe are going to be HOF but...their games would have matured more quickly if they had gone to college. Plus, Kobe would have grown up a little more before coming to the NBA.
When commentators warn against leaving high school to go straight to the NBA, it is because many of the athletes don't make it, and need the seasoning college brings.
Personally speaking, the influx of kids bothers me because it has weakened the quality of play in the league. There are too many guys getting paid to learn how to play ball in the league, and not enough guys who have some idea of what to do.
yea u have some VERY interesting points....tha same could be said about college players too tho...guys that are gettin drafted after their first or second yrs in college...instead of their 3rd or 4th yrs in college..but this is how tha NBA is makin money these days...seriously Lebron and Carmelo may have saved tha NBA somehow...they are both #1 and #2 in jerseys sold...not a surprise...they'll prolly play in tha all star game this year...but yea guys like Darko will prolly be good but jus not now...and fans hafta wait on him for like maybe 3 or 4 yrs...why not have tha finished product out there when he first comes in?
After all, a guy like Darko might be good in 5 to 7 years but what's a fan to do while waiting on players like him to grow up?