The Lebron Thread | 2021 (Pt. 2)

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Re: The Lebron Thread | 2021 (Pt. 2) 

Post#221 » by MisterHibachi » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:28 am

SideshowBob wrote:Dude is trigger happy like he hasn't been since the 05-10 pre-Miami days.

Took long enough.


Still hasn't scored 30 this year though
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Post#222 » by SideshowBob » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:30 am

MisterHibachi wrote:
SideshowBob wrote:Dude is trigger happy like he hasn't been since the 05-10 pre-Miami days.

Took long enough.


Still hasn't scored 30 this year though


:lol: Yeah true. Might get there tonight.
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Post#223 » by dcstanley » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:31 am

I love Bron's mentality this season. Just keep spamming and developing that jumper all season. When the playoffs come his scoring is going to be a lot more robust with a 38-40% 3 ball on a healthy amount of attempts.
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Post#224 » by yoyoboy » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:33 am

Vogel has done of a hell of a job with the defensive scheme he’s implemented.
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Post#225 » by yoyoboy » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:35 am

LeBron’s shot selection is so bad this season but it’s fun watching him with that kind of mentality. :lol:
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Post#226 » by picko » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:36 am

MisterHibachi wrote:
SideshowBob wrote:Dude is trigger happy like he hasn't been since the 05-10 pre-Miami days.

Took long enough.


Still hasn't scored 30 this year though


He's playing career low minutes and the Lakers have far more offensive firepower than they had last season. His points per 36 minutes is the fourth highest in his career so I'm not particularly concerned by his ability to score.
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Post#227 » by homecourtloss » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:39 am

SideshowBob wrote:
MisterHibachi wrote:
SideshowBob wrote:Dude is trigger happy like he hasn't been since the 05-10 pre-Miami days.

Took long enough.


Still hasn't scored 30 this year though


:lol: Yeah true. Might get there tonight.


He knows he can turn in the discipline at any moment like he did last playoffs (literally everything at the rim or three point shots).

Right now, he needs dem sweet, sweet points to catch Wilt.

The looming “superteam” in BKN might also motivate this team.
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Post#228 » by kayess » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:44 am

Harrell could probably get a double double without any touches at all. Everything's just in the flow, pleasantly surprised by how hard he's playing despite the reduced role/primacy he's gotten
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Post#229 » by MisterHibachi » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:44 am

Man, Harrell isn't that bad a defender...
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Post#230 » by yoyoboy » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:48 am

This team is so fun to watch. LeBron is playing with so much confidence and so free of care this season. AD’s touch is insane. And the defensive scheme is suffocating for opponents.
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Post#231 » by IG2 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:51 am

It's so weird to see him play like this. His shot selection has been annoyingly selective for most of his career. Especially jumpers. Comes out in year 18 as an unabashed chucker lol
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Post#232 » by nzahir » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:51 am

MisterHibachi wrote:Man, Harrell isn't that bad a defender...

At times he can be decent, more mobile than Dwight and Mcgee, but not the shot blocker of course

Very good at taking charges though, so he has some iq in terms of where to be, Vogel should continue to help him

We learned in the playoffs that Mcgee and Dwight can't play too much vs most teams anyways unless they have a big like Jokic or Embiid and Marc should be fine or even better there than Dwight

AD at the 5 is obviously our big advantage and then having Trez and Kieff is better than Mcgee out there, especially on offense

Can still use a more mobile legit big like Dedmon if need be
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Post#233 » by dcstanley » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:53 am

Lmao Trez is such a good scorer in the post
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Post#234 » by JordansBulls » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:06 am

MisterHibachi wrote:Man, Harrell isn't that bad a defender...

Well Jokic just made him look bad.
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Post#235 » by thebigbird » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:11 am

JordansBulls wrote:
MisterHibachi wrote:Man, Harrell isn't that bad a defender...

Well Jokic just made him look bad.

Of course he’ll look bad when you put him on a behemoth like Joker. That was on Doc for being stupid enough to do that. But he’s a serviceable defender so long as his coach is smart about matchups.
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Post#236 » by Joey Wheeler » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:14 am

Lebron and AD over Harden/Durant/Kyrie every day of the week. Lakers duo has a GOAT level offensive player and a GOAT level defensive player and they compliment each other well on both ends.

For the Nets trio, Durant is imo the GOAT scorer along with Jordan, but that's the only GOAT level skill they possess (and overall Lebron is superior as an offensive player) and the other 2 guys are primarily scorers too. You have 3 big time scorers, you can't maximize all 3. None of the 3 are able to anchor a defense + none of the 3 is the off ball juggernaut on offense AD is.

Offensively the Nets might be a bit better than the Lakers (remains to be seen) just on sheer talent alone, but there's no way they can remotely approach an AD-anchored Lakers defense. If the Nets trade Kyrie for someone who can anchor their defense, we might have to consider their chances against the Lakers but as currently constructed no way...
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Post#237 » by Run DLC » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:26 am

His fade away mid-range J is looking crispy this season. He put in a lot of work into it and I hope he continues to play with that scoring mindset throughout the rest of the season.
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Post#238 » by dcstanley » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:29 am

Joey Wheeler wrote:Lebron and AD over Harden/Durant/Kyrie every day of the week. Lakers duo has a GOAT level offensive player and a GOAT level defensive player and they compliment each other well on both ends.

For the Nets trio, Durant is imo the GOAT scorer along with Jordan, but that's the only GOAT level skill they possess (and overall Lebron is superior as an offensive player) and the other 2 guys are primarily scorers too. You have 3 big time scorers, you can't maximize all 3. None of the 3 are able to anchor a defense + none of the 3 is the off ball juggernaut on offense AD is.

Offensively the Nets might be a bit better than the Lakers (remains to be seen) just on sheer talent alone, but there's no way they can remotely approach an AD-anchored Lakers defense. If the Nets trade Kyrie for someone who can anchor their defense, we might have to consider their chances against the Lakers but as currently constructed no way...

I know KD is supremely skilled but how exactly is he a better scorer or offensive player than Harden?
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Re: The Lebron Thread | 2021 (Pt. 2) 

Post#239 » by MyUniBroDavis » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:33 am

Joey Wheeler wrote:Lebron and AD over Harden/Durant/Kyrie every day of the week. Lakers duo has a GOAT level offensive player and a GOAT level defensive player and they compliment each other well on both ends.

For the Nets trio, Durant is imo the GOAT scorer along with Jordan, but that's the only GOAT level skill they possess (and overall Lebron is superior as an offensive player) and the other 2 guys are primarily scorers too. You have 3 big time scorers, you can't maximize all 3. None of the 3 are able to anchor a defense + none of the 3 is the off ball juggernaut on offense AD is.

Offensively the Nets might be a bit better than the Lakers (remains to be seen) just on sheer talent alone, but there's no way they can remotely approach an AD-anchored Lakers defense. If the Nets trade Kyrie for someone who can anchor their defense, we might have to consider their chances against the Lakers but as currently constructed no way...



One of the big things is AD is the BEST defensive big to go against them (unless you consider Giannis a big then it’s both of them).

The only thing is you prolly cut harrell and gasol out of the rotation a bit which kinda sucks, but AD should absolutely destroy them, they just flat out don’t have a big unless they play deandre (and if they play deandre we can play Marc)

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Post#240 » by MyUniBroDavis » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:34 am

dcstanley wrote:
Joey Wheeler wrote:Lebron and AD over Harden/Durant/Kyrie every day of the week. Lakers duo has a GOAT level offensive player and a GOAT level defensive player and they compliment each other well on both ends.

For the Nets trio, Durant is imo the GOAT scorer along with Jordan, but that's the only GOAT level skill they possess (and overall Lebron is superior as an offensive player) and the other 2 guys are primarily scorers too. You have 3 big time scorers, you can't maximize all 3. None of the 3 are able to anchor a defense + none of the 3 is the off ball juggernaut on offense AD is.

Offensively the Nets might be a bit better than the Lakers (remains to be seen) just on sheer talent alone, but there's no way they can remotely approach an AD-anchored Lakers defense. If the Nets trade Kyrie for someone who can anchor their defense, we might have to consider their chances against the Lakers but as currently constructed no way...

I know KD is supremely skilled but how exactly is he a better scorer or offensive player than Harden?



I mean offensive player is debatable for sure but I think it’s a fair judgement based on their skillset, the fact that KD played in a team that didn’t utilize his volume scoring as much shouldn’t matter.

It’s def arguably hardens a better scorer but having Kd as a better scorer isn’t a crazy take
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