Luka = Mbappe, Zion = Haaland

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Luka = Mbappe, Zion = Haaland 

Post#1 » by Shock Defeat » Wed Apr 7, 2021 8:46 pm

Luka is Mbappe, both in relatively large markets, with success already. Luka's success is individual, while Mbappe has both individual success and team success (World Cup win), however there is no doubt that both players are the face of the sport for the next 10 years at least.

Zion is Haaland, both guys are physically dominant, but have not had much team success yet. Another commonality is that both guys may not end up staying for their clubs for their whole career. Dortmund is a small club and Haaland will likely join Madrid, while Zion may follow in AD's footsteps to leave New Orleans.

In either case, all 4 players are young talented phenoms.
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Re: Luka = Mbappe, Zion = Haaland 

Post#2 » by Dzon Dilindzer » Wed Apr 7, 2021 8:51 pm

luka won european championship (or eurobasket if you will) with slovenia
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Post#3 » by clyde21 » Wed Apr 7, 2021 8:52 pm

i would say Ronaldo/Messi were better comps as a younger duo coming up
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Post#4 » by dygaction » Wed Apr 7, 2021 8:56 pm

We know they are good but don't really need another Luka Zion thread
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Post#5 » by Shock Defeat » Wed Apr 7, 2021 8:59 pm

Dzon Dilindzer wrote:luka won european championship (or eurobasket if you will) with slovenia

Forgot to include that. The similarities are even greater.
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Post#6 » by UcanUwill » Wed Apr 7, 2021 9:06 pm

Mbappe is super fast and athletic, Luka is not.
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Post#7 » by NY 567 » Wed Apr 7, 2021 9:08 pm

I don't know who these people are, but Luka is whichever one is better.
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Post#8 » by Galloisdaman » Wed Apr 7, 2021 9:09 pm

Watching Zion last night really did remind me of a young Barkley with better handles but less rebounding.
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Post#10 » by Metallikid » Wed Apr 7, 2021 9:19 pm

Zion is not that good. He can put up stats and the refs will give him free throws, but I don't think he's going to be a winning player.
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Post#11 » by msmoore66 » Wed Apr 7, 2021 9:20 pm

UcanUwill wrote:Mbappe is super fast and athletic, Luka is not.


This. I like the Zion = Haaland comp, but not sure about Luka = Mbappe. Struggling to think of a good comp though right now, probably some AM/CM technical master.
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Post#12 » by aguiar95 » Wed Apr 7, 2021 9:22 pm

msmoore66 wrote:
UcanUwill wrote:Mbappe is super fast and athletic, Luka is not.


This. I like the Zion = Haaland comp, but not sure about Luka = Mbappe. Struggling to think of a good comp though right now, probably some AM/CM technical master.


Luka is Ronaldinho.
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Post#13 » by Smirk » Wed Apr 7, 2021 9:23 pm

Metallikid wrote:Zion is not that good. He can put up stats and the refs will give him free throws, but I don't think he's going to be a winning player.


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Post#14 » by clyde21 » Wed Apr 7, 2021 9:30 pm

Metallikid wrote:Zion is not that good.


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Post#15 » by Metallikid » Wed Apr 7, 2021 9:31 pm

clyde21 wrote:
Metallikid wrote:Zion is not that good.


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Re: Luka = Mbappe, Zion = Haaland 

Post#16 » by UcanUwill » Wed Apr 7, 2021 9:32 pm

msmoore66 wrote:
UcanUwill wrote:Mbappe is super fast and athletic, Luka is not.


This. I like the Zion = Haaland comp, but not sure about Luka = Mbappe. Struggling to think of a good comp though right now, probably some AM/CM technical master.


I mean I get that the comparison is not necessarily how they play, but who they are in the sport as a whole. And its an obvious comparison, Haaland and Mbappe are ridiculously good and young, and so are Luka and Zion, but intersports comparisons are always flawed.

aguiar95 wrote:Luka is Ronaldinho.


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Post#17 » by aguiar95 » Wed Apr 7, 2021 9:36 pm

UcanUwill wrote:
msmoore66 wrote:
UcanUwill wrote:Mbappe is super fast and athletic, Luka is not.


This. I like the Zion = Haaland comp, but not sure about Luka = Mbappe. Struggling to think of a good comp though right now, probably some AM/CM technical master.


I mean I get that the comparison is not necessarily how they play, but who they are in the sport as a whole. And its an obvious comparison, Haaland and Mbappe are ridiculously good and young, and so are Luka and Zion, but intersports comparisons are always flawed.

aguiar95 wrote:Luka is Ronaldinho.


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2-time MVP, won everything he played and had a lot of skills that made you go WOW.
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Post#18 » by clyde21 » Wed Apr 7, 2021 9:38 pm

people who don't know who Mbappe and Haaland are need to expand their horizons outside murca
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Post#19 » by UcanUwill » Wed Apr 7, 2021 9:40 pm

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2-time MVP, won everything he played and had a lot of skills that made you go WOW.


Yeah, I was just joking. Luka can be flashy, but he is not Ronaldinho. If Jason white Chocolate Williams was best basketball player in the world, thats who basketball Ronaldinho would be.
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Post#20 » by clyde21 » Wed Apr 7, 2021 9:53 pm

UcanUwill wrote:
aguiar95 wrote:
2-time MVP, won everything he played and had a lot of skills that made you go WOW.


Yeah, I was just joking. Luka can be flashy, but he is not Ronaldinho. If Jason white Chocolate Williams was best basketball player in the world, thats who basketball Ronaldinho would be.


Ronaldinho = Kyrie
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