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Old 11-18-2018, 12:46 PM   #1
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Default How come LeBron's sophomore season was such a huge jump?

Was it due to defensive changes back in 2004-2005 season?

21/6/6 as a rookie (42% shooting, 29% 3 pt shooting = not bad considering a lot of people were skeptical about his jumpshot and back then I don't think a 29% 3 point shooting was nearly as bad as it would be viewed today, a lot of top scoring guards hovered around ~43-47% shooting)

vs.

27/7/7 (47% fg, 35% 3 pt) as a sophomore.
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Old 11-18-2018, 01:00 PM   #2
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Default Re: How come LeBron's sophomore season was such a huge jump?

Probably the year he discovered that his stiffarm was never going to be called.
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Old 11-18-2018, 01:23 PM   #3
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Default Re: How come LeBron's sophomore season was such a huge jump?

meh. think he just put in the work during the offseason. gotta remember when he was drafted, he was still a teenager and he had no jumper. dude worked really hard to be a competent shooter. night and day between his jumpshot between his early years and post '10ish. like all the greats of the past, he just worked to improve on his weaknesses little by little.
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Old 11-18-2018, 01:54 PM   #4
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Default Re: How come LeBron's sophomore season was such a huge jump?

spot up shooters like Jeff McInnis and Eric Snow = collushioning easy assists


unlimited spacing from stretch bigs like Tractor Traylor and Ira Newple stretching the floor = 50 foot open lanes for LeBulldoze


run n gun 89.9 Pace team, 19th fastest in the league = maximized abnormal high scoring


plus offensive mastermind and X n O wizzard Paul Silas = entire team built around 20yo LePat Pat Stat Stat



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Old 11-18-2018, 01:57 PM   #5
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Default Re: How come LeBron's sophomore season was such a huge jump?

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meh. think he just put in the work during the offseason. gotta remember when he was drafted, he was still a teenager and he had no jumper. dude worked really hard to be a competent shooter. night and day between his jumpshot between his early years and post '10ish. like all the greats of the past, he just worked to improve on his weaknesses little by little.

He spent so much time on his jumpshot that his post game was complete garbage. 3/9 was the end result due to improper training and not spending the right time in the right areas.
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Old 11-18-2018, 02:11 PM   #6
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Default Re: How come LeBron's sophomore season was such a huge jump?

Not only did his performance skyrocket almost immediatly out of highschool, but so did his impact on Cavs. Raising them from historical worst 17 wins, to a 50 win contender in 2 seasons.

All this without additional future top picks or overwhelming talent acquisitions that are typical in rebuilding teams dwelling at the bottom.

Just pure raw LeJailbait hoisting 30 year droubt Cleveland to relevancy
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Old 11-18-2018, 02:18 PM   #7
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Well tbh thatís about the age a man becomes fully grown in the groin region, so given what an enormous level of performance Lebron began to settle into at that point, I think it tells us everything we need to know.
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Old 11-18-2018, 06:04 PM   #8
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He spent so much time on his jumpshot that his post game was complete garbage. 3/9 was the end result due to improper training and not spending the right time in the right areas.

Developing a jumper was more important than a post-game back then for him.. LeBron rarely played the 4 until he went to Miami. Since then, yea he should have worked on his post-up game
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Old 11-18-2018, 06:39 PM   #9
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http://www.nba.com/features/stujacks...on_070503.html


NBA.COM:
You point out that while scoring is going up, there’s not necessarily that many more shots and the reason for that has been the field goal percentage has gone up. What can we really attribute to that?

STU JACKSON:
We attribute it to the fact that teams are getting more higher-quality shots because of teams’ abilities to penetrate the basketball. So, in other words, if you get more penetration, and more passes out of penetration, you’re going to tend to get higher-quality shots with more shooting set-up time. If you have more time to shoot the basketball, your percentage is going to increase. Because our rules are more focused on keeping the middle open and offering more opportunities for players to cut and penetrate the basketball in the middle of the floor, the quality of our perimeter shots has gone up and we’re also getting more higher-percentage shots inside.

NBA.COM:
Can you explain what went into the hand-check rule and break that down how it’s been successful thus far.

STU JACKSON:
The hand check has always been a part of pro basketball. What we have done is interpret the hand check slightly different in that, if a defender has what I’ll refer to as a “stayed hand” on the defender, e.g. with a stiffened elbow, a foul on the defense would be called if it affects the offensive player's speed, rhythm or balance. It's been five years since we really began to interpret the hand check in this way, and we continue to focus on enforcement.

Three years ago, before the ’04-05 season, we also began to really interpret and enforce the forearm and body check, where by we had defenders either placing a hand or a forearm on an offensive player’s shoulder or hip in an effort to slow them down and give them a defensive advantage in terms of sliding in front of the offensive player. When we disallowed that – the use of the hand, the use of the forearm to the shoulder, the hip, the body – that in conjunction with the hand check interpretation started to give offensive players on the perimeter more offensive freedom.
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Old 11-18-2018, 06:59 PM   #10
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Default Re: How come LeBron's sophomore season was such a huge jump?

Lol, because he's LeBron freakin' James?

An undisputed top 3 player ever?

Every Legend jumps out the gate at one point. They just arrive.

Rule changes, bwahahaha
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