Better player, 2009 LeBron or 2010 LeBron

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Better player, 2009 LeBron or 2010 LeBron?

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Better player, 2009 LeBron or 2010 LeBron 

Post#1 » by forum44_justin » Sun Aug 2, 2020 7:20 am

Which LeBron was the better player? 2009 LeBron or 2010 LeBron These are some of some of his best statistical seasons of his career and he was in his peak athletically. List the reasons why the other player is better than the other. Name the pros and cons of each player.

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Re: Better player, 2009 LeBron or 2010 LeBron 

Post#2 » by Eddy_JukeZ » Sun Aug 2, 2020 8:31 am

I mean 2009 Lebron is clearly better.

He had a better Playoffs and better RS.

2010 Lebron seemed to be checking out during the Boston series.
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Re: Better player, 2009 LeBron or 2010 LeBron 

Post#3 » by Dupp » Sun Aug 2, 2020 9:37 am

Lebron improves, like he always does. He was. Better player in 2010 but had a worse season.
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Re: Better player, 2009 LeBron or 2010 LeBron 

Post#4 » by freethedevil » Sun Aug 2, 2020 10:42 am

one is the best season in history, and the other didn't have as good of an rs and then proceeded to get injured during the playoffs.

No need to overthink this, its clearly 09 bron.
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Re: Better player, 2009 LeBron or 2010 LeBron 

Post#5 » by No-more-rings » Sun Aug 2, 2020 12:50 pm

freethedevil wrote:one is the best season in history, and the other didn't have as good of an rs and then proceeded to get injured during the playoffs.

No need to overthink this, its clearly 09 bron.

If you’re talking about the elbow thing, I don’t think that was ever really confirmed as a real thing. Even if it was i’m not willing to just use that to explain away his performance against Boston.
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Post#6 » by Homer38 » Sun Aug 2, 2020 1:12 pm

Maybe in the 2010 regular season,he was better(both were amazing)but his 2009 playoffs run were just legendary!
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Re: Better player, 2009 LeBron or 2010 LeBron 

Post#7 » by RCM88x » Mon Aug 3, 2020 8:35 pm

Lebron was a better player in 2010 but played better in 2009. I think supporting cast and emotional investment were the biggest factors.

The Cavs supporting cast in 2010 was pretty meh, and was in a constant state of flux. Shaq missing so many games, Jamison trade, West drama etc.. I don't think a RS like '09 was possible to replicate all things considered, sorta same goes for the playoffs too. Still that run was an obvious disappointment from all fronts.
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Re: Better player, 2009 LeBron or 2010 LeBron 

Post#8 » by freethedevil » Mon Aug 3, 2020 9:29 pm

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freethedevil wrote:one is the best season in history, and the other didn't have as good of an rs and then proceeded to get injured during the playoffs.

No need to overthink this, its clearly 09 bron.

If you’re talking about the elbow thing, I don’t think that was ever really confirmed as a real thing. Even if it was i’m not willing to just use that to explain away his performance against Boston.

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freethedevil wrote:one is the best season in history, and the other didn't have as good of an rs and then proceeded to get injured during the playoffs.

No need to overthink this, its clearly 09 bron.

If you’re talking about the elbow thing, I don’t think that was ever really confirmed as a real thing. Even if it was i’m not willing to just use that to explain away his performance against Boston.

https://www.espn.com/nba/playoffs/2010/news/story?id=5143910

And I guess its a coincidince his shooting plummeted right after the 'make believe' elbow injury.

Conspiracy theories really are something.
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Re: Better player, 2009 LeBron or 2010 LeBron 

Post#9 » by No-more-rings » Tue Aug 4, 2020 12:05 am

freethedevil wrote:https://www.espn.com/nba/playoffs/2010/news/story?id=5143910

And I guess its a coincidince his shooting plummeted right after the 'make believe' elbow injury.

Conspiracy theories really are something.

“Xray and mri showed no obvious structural damage”

He admitted it bothered him for weeks but funny it wasn’t a problem a few games earlier. Lebron’s shooting has known to be streaky at times throughout his career, it’s not all that unheard of.

Look, some think he quit on the team, some think he was injured, others just think Celtics played him really well. I don’t really buy the quitting thing, but don’t know how “hurt” he was when he managed a 27/19/10 statline in game 7. I don’t think he quit, but not sure his mind wasn’t sort of elsewhere by that point in the series.
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Re: Better player, 2009 LeBron or 2010 LeBron 

Post#10 » by feyki » Tue Aug 4, 2020 2:14 pm

2009 Lebron was a better player, cause he had a career top on shooting efficiency, besides 2014.
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Re: Better player, 2009 LeBron or 2010 LeBron 

Post#11 » by slimreaper2021 » Sun Aug 9, 2020 3:01 pm

2010 LeBron had more game sense

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