The Lebron Thread (2016-2017 Pt.3)

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Post#1221 » by MisterHibachi » Sat May 20, 2017 2:17 am

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Post#1222 » by J Shuttlesworth » Sat May 20, 2017 2:21 am

What are your thoughts on D-Will? He seems to have picked it up quite a bit in the playoffs. Certainly seems to be having a positive impact
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Post#1223 » by PockyCandy » Sat May 20, 2017 2:24 am

So this must have been what it was like to watch MJ or Kareem at the peak of their powers. This is simply incredible.
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Post#1224 » by rich316 » Sat May 20, 2017 2:25 am

J Shuttlesworth wrote:What are your thoughts on D-Will? He seems to have picked it up quite a bit in the playoffs. Certainly seems to be having a positive impact


He hasn't been anything special, but just having a guy besides Lebron who can bring the ball up and effectively start the offense is a good thing to have. His defense has been good enough, that will be the true test for him in the finals.
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Post#1226 » by homecourtloss » Sat May 20, 2017 2:29 am

PockyCandy wrote:So this must have been what it was like to watch MJ or Kareem at the peak of their powers. This is simply incredible.


I saw most of Jordan's career and only older Kareem, but I've never seen anyone play like this. Never. This was astonishing tonight.
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Post#1227 » by ShotCreator » Sat May 20, 2017 2:32 am

This HAS to be the best conference run of all-time.
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Post#1228 » by RCM88x » Sat May 20, 2017 2:32 am

rich316 wrote:
J Shuttlesworth wrote:What are your thoughts on D-Will? He seems to have picked it up quite a bit in the playoffs. Certainly seems to be having a positive impact


He hasn't been anything special, but just having a guy besides Lebron who can bring the ball up and effectively start the offense is a good thing to have. His defense has been good enough, that will be the true test for him in the finals.


I feel his lack of foot speed is going to be a killer. Maybe his size can help against Livingston though, little more beef than Kyrie or Delly if you know what I mean.

Not like Delly had any impact last year, so if he can at least provide a handful of positive minutes in a game or two then I'll be satisfied.
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Post#1229 » by rich316 » Sat May 20, 2017 2:52 am

I tried to watch Love on defense tonight. The Celtics weren't really testing him, but to me his foot speed and awareness are much improved. I wonder if this maintains v. the Warriors.
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Post#1230 » by MisterHibachi » Sat May 20, 2017 2:55 am

rich316 wrote:I tried to watch Love on defense tonight. The Celtics weren't really testing him, but to me his foot speed and awareness are much improved. I wonder if this maintains v. the Warriors.


He's even contesting shots at the rim now. It's a pleasant surprise.
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Post#1231 » by SideshowBob » Sat May 20, 2017 2:55 am

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Post#1232 » by Run DLC » Sat May 20, 2017 3:01 am

I feel like he's going to go off against the Warriors. He might average close to 40 PPG in that series. I do badly want him to shut a lot of people up this year...
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Post#1234 » by J Shuttlesworth » Sat May 20, 2017 3:08 am

homecourtloss wrote:
PockyCandy wrote:So this must have been what it was like to watch MJ or Kareem at the peak of their powers. This is simply incredible.


I saw most of Jordan's career and only older Kareem, but I've never seen anyone play like this. Never. This was astonishing tonight.
Though I can't really comment on Kareem, completely agreed on MJ. The all around play from LeBron this year in the playoffs has been absolutely amazing. I think it's the best playoffs performance I have ever seen thus far.
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Post#1235 » by J Shuttlesworth » Sat May 20, 2017 3:10 am

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homecourtloss wrote:
PockyCandy wrote:So this must have been what it was like to watch MJ or Kareem at the peak of their powers. This is simply incredible.


I saw most of Jordan's career and only older Kareem, but I've never seen anyone play like this. Never. This was astonishing tonight.
Though I can't really comment on Kareem, completely agreed on MJ. The all around play from LeBron this year in the playoffs has been absolutely amazing. I think it's the best playoffs performance I have ever seen thus far.

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rich316 wrote:I tried to watch Love on defense tonight. The Celtics weren't really testing him, but to me his foot speed and awareness are much improved. I wonder if this maintains v. the Warriors.


He's even contesting shots at the rim now. It's a pleasant surprise.

I saw someone mentioning earlier in the thread that LeBron bringing a title to Cleveland has unleashed the GOAT because the pressure is off.

I think the same for Love. He had so much pressure to be a significant piece of the big 3 and was often blamed for losses by the media. Now that they've won, the monkey is off his back and he just seems a lot more confident right now. Hopefully, this sticks in the finals because it will have to.
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Post#1236 » by Dupp » Sat May 20, 2017 3:12 am

rich316 wrote:I tried to watch Love on defense tonight. The Celtics weren't really testing him, but to me his foot speed and awareness are much improved. I wonder if this maintains v. the Warriors.



His man and post defense has been good. Need to get him in the high pick n roll and take advantage of him and ky
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Post#1237 » by rich316 » Sat May 20, 2017 3:13 am

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rich316 wrote:I tried to watch Love on defense tonight. The Celtics weren't really testing him, but to me his foot speed and awareness are much improved. I wonder if this maintains v. the Warriors.



His man and post defense has been good. Need to get him in the high pick n roll and take advantage of him and ky


There were a few possessions where IT was isolated against him and he just passed it away. That was a sign his head wasn't in it.
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Post#1238 » by Dupp » Sat May 20, 2017 3:14 am

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I saw most of Jordan's career and only older Kareem, but I've never seen anyone play like this. Never. This was astonishing tonight.
Though I can't really comment on Kareem, completely agreed on MJ. The all around play from LeBron this year in the playoffs has been absolutely amazing. I think it's the best playoffs performance I have ever seen thus far.

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rich316 wrote:I tried to watch Love on defense tonight. The Celtics weren't really testing him, but to me his foot speed and awareness are much improved. I wonder if this maintains v. the Warriors.


He's even contesting shots at the rim now. It's a pleasant surprise.

I saw someone mentioning earlier in the thread that LeBron bringing a title to Cleveland has unleashed the GOAT because the pressure is off.

I think the same for Love. He had so much pressure to be a significant piece of the big 3 and was often blamed for losses by the media. Now that they've won, the monkey is off his back and he just seems a lot more confident right now. Hopefully, this sticks in the finals because it will have to.


I agree but he has to bring some of it vs the warriors or its all for nothing.
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Post#1239 » by therealbig3 » Sat May 20, 2017 3:15 am

J Shuttlesworth wrote:What are your thoughts on D-Will? He seems to have picked it up quite a bit in the playoffs. Certainly seems to be having a positive impact


I think he's been the Cavs best PG in the playoffs.
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Post#1240 » by Dupp » Sat May 20, 2017 3:16 am

rich316 wrote:
Dupp wrote:
rich316 wrote:I tried to watch Love on defense tonight. The Celtics weren't really testing him, but to me his foot speed and awareness are much improved. I wonder if this maintains v. the Warriors.



His man and post defense has been good. Need to get him in the high pick n roll and take advantage of him and ky


There were a few possessions where IT was isolated against him and he just passed it away. That was a sign his head wasn't in it.



Noticed this too. A few different things celtics players did early that showed they were already mentally beat.
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