The Lebron '20 Thread (Pt. 5)

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Post#21 » by homecourtloss » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:11 pm

HeadtopChunes wrote:What are the best Lebron performances this season?

I'm going back to watch some now that i have time. His moving to the West has made it harder to catch his games.

Recently rewatched his duel w/ Luka in November, now that was a fun game. (Also a great Luka game)



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Post#23 » by Lost92Bricks » Fri Apr 3, 2020 2:22 am

Question...what was Lebron's peak defensive season? To me, it was one of his Miami years but which one specifically?
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Post#24 » by tone wone » Fri Apr 3, 2020 6:04 pm

Lost92Bricks wrote:Question...what was Lebron's peak defensive season? To me, it was one of his Miami years but which one specifically?

2012

Its arguably the last sustained high motor defensive year of his career.
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Post#26 » by colts18 » Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:29 pm

I posted this in another thread. LeBron's game 1 vs the Magic in 2009 was the best game of his career. His athleticism was off the charts. I believe that 09 was his Defensive Peak. Check out the blocks he had on Dwight Howard at 0:45 seconds and 4:00 minutes in the video.

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Post#27 » by toodles23 » Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:51 pm

colts18 wrote:I posted this in another thread. LeBron's game 1 vs the Magic in 2009 was the best game of his career. His athleticism was off the charts. I believe that 09 was his Defensive Peak. Check out the blocks he had on Dwight Howard at 0:45 seconds and 4:00 minutes in the video.


The speed, elevation, and power on that dunk at 35 seconds is unbelievable too. And I agree that it was the best game of his career even to this day.
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Post#28 » by homecourtloss » Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:06 am

colts18 wrote:I posted this in another thread. LeBron's game 1 vs the Magic in 2009 was the best game of his career. His athleticism was off the charts. I believe that 09 was his Defensive Peak. Check out the blocks he had on Dwight Howard at 0:45 seconds and 4:00 minutes in the video.



To see that 2009 season wasted by the asssortment he had around him...
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Post#29 » by mcraft » Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:50 am

It’s always cool to see how fast and explosive he was back then. I think he has a more complete game now but that extreme athleticism goes a long way.
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Post#32 » by MisterHibachi » Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:39 pm

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29044827/an-all-access-michael-jordan-documentary-how-last-dance-was-made-possible?platform=amp

He couldn't control time. But he could control when he allowed someone to tell his story.

So this isn't the definitive documentary about one of the greatest players of all time, Michael Jordan. It's a documentary about one of the greatest teams of all time, the 1997-98 Bulls, with Jordan as a leading character.

And he was ready to tell it, right after another player (James) and another team (the Warriors) got dangerously close to challenging those legacies.


Bron said he knew he was the GOAT when he beat the 73 win Warriors. I guess MJ felt the same way.
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Post#33 » by limbo » Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:45 pm

This guy is underrated as a passer. Whatever the highest tier is, he's there, easily.

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Post#34 » by RCM88x » Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:26 am

Gosh, watching this 2013 ECF G2 against Indiana, I honestly feel like Lebron's a better player now than he was then. Maybe not quite the same stamina or leaping ability, but its pretty night and day the difference in his shot creation and play making ability now. Could just be the style of play Indiana force upon Miami or the style Miami played with in general, but putting 2017 to current Lebron on this Miami team would give them a notable boost honestly.
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Post#35 » by RCM88x » Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:37 am

Here's the link incase anyone's interested:

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Post#36 » by IG2 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:42 am

RCM88x wrote:Gosh, watching this 2013 ECF G2 against Indiana, I honestly feel like Lebron's a better player now than he was then. Maybe not quite the same stamina or leaping ability, but its pretty night and day the difference in his shot creation and play making ability now. Could just be the style of play Indiana force upon Miami or the style Miami played with in general, but putting 2017 to current Lebron on this Miami team would give them a notable boost honestly.


NBA TV aired 2012-2014 Miami games recently. You can just see the progression in his offense year-by-year. He's much better in 2014 than 2012. And noticeably better from 2013 too. Slimmer, quicker, more offensive minded. And that continued in Cleveland. Particularly '17 and '18.

I wouldn't take Laker-LeBron over his '13 or '14 self. Lost too much athletically (although showing good signs prior to season's suspension).
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Post#37 » by RCM88x » Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:48 am

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RCM88x wrote:Gosh, watching this 2013 ECF G2 against Indiana, I honestly feel like Lebron's a better player now than he was then. Maybe not quite the same stamina or leaping ability, but its pretty night and day the difference in his shot creation and play making ability now. Could just be the style of play Indiana force upon Miami or the style Miami played with in general, but putting 2017 to current Lebron on this Miami team would give them a notable boost honestly.


NBA TV aired 2012-2014 Miami games recently. You can just see the progression in his offense year-by-year. He's much better in 2014 than 2012. And noticeably better from 2013 too. Slimmer, quicker, more offensive minded. And that continued in Cleveland. Particularly '17 and '18.

I wouldn't take Laker-LeBron over his '13 or '14 self. Lost too much athletically (although showing good signs prior to season's suspension).


I honestly don't think the defensive drop off is as sever as people suggest, to me the biggest problem in Cleveland was that no one on the roster was a particular good defender and the culture really sort of sucked in 2017 and especially 2018.

Honestly this season has probably been his best overall defensive season since 2012 or 2013, don't think its crazy at all to suggest he's an all around better player now.
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Post#38 » by colts18 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:04 am

I am a LeBron fan but the culture sucked because of LeBron. 2nd Cleveland stint was LeBron's worst leadership performance. And his defensive performance left a lot to desire also.
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Post#39 » by IG2 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:15 am

RCM88x wrote:I honestly don't think the defensive drop off is as sever as people suggest, to me the biggest problem in Cleveland was that no one on the roster was a particular good defender and the culture really sort of sucked in 2017 and especially 2018.

Honestly this season has probably been his best overall defensive season since 2012 or 2013, don't think its crazy at all to suggest he's an all around better player now.


The coaching in Cleveland after Blatt's departure is brutal. Lue should take a lot of blame for those teams' defensive struggles.

Anyway, to me, LeBron's best versions post-2010 are (in no order)

2013
2014
2017
2018

I don't think 2020 LeBron is better than any of the versions above. His defensive improvement doesn't make up for what he has lost offensively. Although, again, he started coming along after the AS break. A real shame the season had to come to a halt.
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Post#40 » by Prado » Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:28 am

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RCM88x wrote:I honestly don't think the defensive drop off is as sever as people suggest, to me the biggest problem in Cleveland was that no one on the roster was a particular good defender and the culture really sort of sucked in 2017 and especially 2018.

Honestly this season has probably been his best overall defensive season since 2012 or 2013, don't think its crazy at all to suggest he's an all around better player now.


The coaching in Cleveland after Blatt's departure is brutal. Lue should take a lot of blame for those teams' defensive struggles.

Anyway, to me, LeBron's best versions post-2010 are (in no order)

2013
2014
2017
2018

I don't think 2020 LeBron is better than any of the versions above. His defensive improvement doesn't make up for what he has lost offensively. Although, again, he started coming along after the AS break. A real shame the season had to come to a halt.
Lue was a very inferior coach when it came to defense. No wonder he got fired after six games into tge '18-19 season.

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