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Old 02-11-2009, 12:23 PM   #16
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Default Re: Sick of this Youngest to Points Crap!

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setting new "fastest to" marks = accomplishment.

when you were the younguest to 20,000 points, going forward and being the younguest to 23,000 points isn't a big accomplishment. it's a foregone conclusion. if they're going to keep pumping those up, they should just go all the way with it and drop confetti every time lebron or kobe get a bucket.
But guys like Kareem played 4 years in college before going to the NBA. That's a pretty huge advantage. Kobe and LeBron had to learn everything on the pro level.
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:28 PM   #17
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But guys like Kareem played 4 years in college before going to the NBA. That's a pretty huge advantage. Kobe and LeBron had to learn everything on the pro level.

doesn't change the fact that accomplishments are noteworthy, foregone conclusions are footnotes.
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:28 PM   #18
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Default Re: Sick of this Youngest to Points Crap!

I'm ok with "Youngest to...", but they need to save it for good solid numbers like "Youngest to 10,000" and "Youngest to 20,000", etc. It gets ridiculous when we hear "Youngest to 11,000", "Youngest to 12,000", etc.
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:37 PM   #19
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Default Re: Sick of this Youngest to Points Crap!

I don't see anything wrong with them reporting that statistic.


It just lets you know they are both on pace to be #1 all-time. That's a pretty important statistic.


They did the same thing in Baseball with Bonds and A-Rod.
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:40 PM   #20
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Default Re: Sick of this Youngest to Points Crap!

It'd be fine if they did it once every 10,000 points, but every 1,000 is kind of dumb. He'll get there 1-2 times a season.
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:48 PM   #21
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It'd be fine if they did it once every 10,000 points, but every 1,000 is kind of dumb. He'll get there 1-2 times a season.
ur avi is awesome. :p

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Old 02-11-2009, 03:27 PM   #22
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Default Re: Sick of this Youngest to Points Crap!

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yeah because kobe was the number 1 option since he broke into the league and started every single game since leaving high school.


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Old 02-11-2009, 04:27 PM   #23
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Because records are meant to be broken. LeBron and Kobe are 2 of the best players that were drafted in HS, and they will have more points than Michael Jordan, when both of them retire in the NBA.

None of them will have better average. And don't be so sure about the points either.


But as for points, well, it takes a serious retard to not understand that they were in the league cca 200 games before Jordan?


Given the Jordans scoring average, that would be cca 6000 points more to MJ if he went that young and uneducated to the league. Fortunately, he decided to school himself and win some NCAA awards and championships first.


And, further on points, Kareem got more points, and Karl. So?

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Old 02-11-2009, 04:34 PM   #24
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Because his Airness played in an Era in which every teams in the NBA averaged more than 112 ppg. I am talking about the mid 80's Michael Jordan.

LeBron is currently averaging 27.5 ppg in his first 6 seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and I think it's very impressive for a guy that is drafted into the NBA straight from high school .
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Old 02-11-2009, 04:53 PM   #25
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I don't see your point but ok. Yeah it's more than impressive, it's unseen. It's not like James plays in weak era. He plays in strong era. And that makes it even more impressive.
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Old 02-11-2009, 05:13 PM   #26
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Sick of Lebron accomplishing everything before Kobe ey?
it iz getting annoying though. I dont really see what's so special about being the first to get X amount of points (unless its the most points of all time)
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:16 PM   #27
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Default Re: Sick of this Youngest to Points Crap!

I hate that stuff too. It's like:
"LeBron James is the youngest player to score 10,000 points"
"LeBron James is the youngest player to score 10,001 point"
"LeBron James is the youngest player to score 10,002 points"
*He hit a 3-pointer*
"LeBron James is the youngest player to score 10,005 points"
"He is breaking record after record!"

I used LeBron as an example, no hate towards him.
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:36 PM   #28
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Default Re: Sick of this Youngest to Points Crap!

Lebron is going to overtake a lot of the "youngest to" stats especially in scoring. Now that you need to play a year in college, I dont think there will be anyone to overtake his feats in those departments
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:43 PM   #29
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Who was the youngest to 2 points?
youngest to 10 points...



agreed. funny stuff. Out of all my friends I was the first to kiss a girl but I haven't gotten laid in ages and they get blowjobs left and right...
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:49 PM   #30
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i hate that youngest stuff too and especially when they put up the ages of players like wilt, jordan,ect to compare them with. those guys went to college while kobe and lebron came straight from hs, so of course they are gonna reach certain milestones (if you wanna call em that) at a younger age.
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