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Post#241 » by BlazersBroncos » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:36 pm

Lol... Doncic had an AST% of 45% and TOV% of 14%... even without his ridiculous FTr, his eFg% was 53%... Lebron and Hardens career average is 55% and 52%...lol. What a terrible take.


This dude just hates Luka. The idea that his production is manufactured by refs and rule changes is absolute nonsense.

And Luka's advanced defensive stats are not even bad. This idea that he is a Trae Young level defender is nonsense.

But I am just pushing this topic off track. LaMelo sucks. There, back on track.
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Post#242 » by meekrab » Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:39 am

He's going to be an extremely bad rookie, almost Austin Rivers tier. Wasting a lotto pick on this scrub will get a GM fired.
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Post#243 » by doordoor123 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:26 am

Not declaring LaMelo is the next AI, but he's getting the kind of stigma AI used to get. He clearly has some special talent, but clearly wasn't taught to play the way everyone else is and it clearly affects his numbers. BUT he's still a teenager and has time to figure this out.
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Post#244 » by BlazersBroncos » Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:55 pm

Not declaring LaMelo is the next AI, but he's getting the kind of stigma AI used to get. He clearly has some special talent, but clearly wasn't taught to play the way everyone else is and it clearly affects his numbers. BUT he's still a teenager and has time to figure this out.


Iverson was potentially the most athletic player ever for his size. Ball isnt anywhere close to the physical specimen that AI was. I have also seen none of the trademark toughness in Ball that AI displayed with regularity. Their similarities are being turnover prone, having poor shot selection and not having a consistent 3PT shot. But AI had traits that ball simply cant work on. I dont get how people forget how speical an athlete AI was. He probably would have been a 4.3 guy if he went to the NFL rather than NBA.
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Post#245 » by doordoor123 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:21 pm

BlazersBroncos wrote:
Not declaring LaMelo is the next AI, but he's getting the kind of stigma AI used to get. He clearly has some special talent, but clearly wasn't taught to play the way everyone else is and it clearly affects his numbers. BUT he's still a teenager and has time to figure this out.


Iverson was potentially the most athletic player ever for his size. Ball isnt anywhere close to the physical specimen that AI was. I have also seen none of the trademark toughness in Ball that AI displayed with regularity. Their similarities are being turnover prone, having poor shot selection and not having a consistent 3PT shot. But AI had traits that ball simply cant work on. I dont get how people forget how speical an athlete AI was. He probably would have been a 4.3 guy if he went to the NFL rather than NBA.


Im talking about his stigma, not his play or who he is as a person.

Its crazy how people go off the rails when you mention an nba player as if im comparing them. This happens all the time here for some reason. Read between the lines.
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Post#246 » by BlazersBroncos » Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:15 pm

Im talking about his stigma, not his play or who he is as a person.


IDK. AI had a stigma from a racially charged brawl or something. He literally went to jail in HS over it, his mom was 15 and single, his dad was caught dealing drugs in front of him at a young age. He had a tough childhood and some people though he was going to be unable to get away from the 'street' life, which was accurate in part. But he was as tough as they come and never let adversity get to him. And by all accounts his teammates really loved him as a person, even if he was at times selfish as a player.

People see Ball as a spoiled, coddled star-from-birth who hasnt seen an inch of true adversity. He is a middle class kid from a stable family with a Todd Marinovich style father. His stigma is completely different from Iversons.
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Re: LaMelo Ball 

Post#247 » by NO-KG-AI » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:52 pm

BlazersBroncos wrote:
Im talking about his stigma, not his play or who he is as a person.


IDK. AI had a stigma from a racially charged brawl or something. He literally went to jail in HS over it, his mom was 15 and single, his dad was caught dealing drugs in front of him at a young age. He had a tough childhood and some people though he was going to be unable to get away from the 'street' life, which was accurate in part. But he was as tough as they come and never let adversity get to him. And by all accounts his teammates really loved him as a person, even if he was at times selfish as a player.

People see Ball as a spoiled, coddled star-from-birth who hasnt seen an inch of true adversity. He is a middle class kid from a stable family with a Todd Marinovich style father. His stigma is completely different from Iversons.


Yea, there really isn’t a parallel between AI and Lamelo at all. Not from a size, ability, play style, demeanor, upbringing, background... there is nothing to link them. They are two guys at a similar position but might be polar opposites in every way.
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Post#248 » by doordoor123 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:24 am

They’re opposites, sure, but both have a strong stigma

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