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Old 02-08-2009, 09:55 AM   #16
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wtf u talking bout his team aint doing well, miamis a good team thier a playoff team shiiit they did something boston couldnt do this year. they beat My team the lakers and they put up a really close game in staples.

26-23 isn't really doing well... not a great start if you wanna win the championship. You think Miami's 26-23 is equal to Lakers, Cleveland, Boston? Think before you answer.
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:58 AM   #17
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His game isn't as pretty as Kobe and Lebron's. Kobe hits fadeaways and dunks on people, Lebron gets up high enough on a lot of his dunks that it looks like he could grab the top of the backboard, while Wade looks like a very good mortal when he plays. I think he's the best player in the league other than those two, but he's not anywhere near as fun to watch.
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:02 AM   #18
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His game isn't as pretty as Kobe and Lebron's. Kobe hits fadeaways and dunks on people, Lebron gets up high enough on a lot of his dunks that it looks like he could grab the top of the backboard, while Wade looks like a very good mortal when he plays. I think he's the best player in the league other than those two, but he's not anywhere near as fun to watch.
While Kobe is a better technical player (better jumper), I would say Wade is much better at driving to the basket. As a result he tends to dunk on more people, which in itself is exciting to watch. I am comparing him to current Kobe, who doesn't posterize as many players as he did in his prime.
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:20 AM   #19
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His game isn't as pretty as Kobe and Lebron's. Kobe hits fadeaways and dunks on people, Lebron gets up high enough on a lot of his dunks that it looks like he could grab the top of the backboard, while Wade looks like a very good mortal when he plays. I think he's the best player in the league other than those two, but he's not anywhere near as fun to watch.



Wade is a more exciting player then Lebron.

There was a thread not to long ago saying that Lebron was boring to watch.

As for most exciting player in the league, its Carmelo. Or at least most fun to watch.
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:36 AM   #20
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I don't really know the answer to this. I would say market, but Cleveland is a small market, I would say skills, but Wade is better than Kobe, and I would say flashiness, but he is more exciting to watch than both. I guess the answer must be because of the finals performance. Although Kobe gets a lot of whistles on a regular basis as well as LeBron. Maybe it is his name? I don't really know.
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:40 AM   #21
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because Wade iz short


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Old 02-08-2009, 10:51 AM   #22
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Wade is a more exciting player then Lebron.

There was a thread not to long ago saying that Lebron was boring to watch.

As for most exciting player in the league, its Carmelo. Or at least most fun to watch.


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Old 02-08-2009, 10:52 AM   #23
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His game isn't as pretty as Kobe and Lebron's. Kobe hits fadeaways and dunks on people, Lebron gets up high enough on a lot of his dunks that it looks like he could grab the top of the backboard, while Wade looks like a very good mortal when he plays. I think he's the best player in the league other than those two, but he's not anywhere near as fun to watch.
That can't be the case because Lebron has one of the ugliest games in the league and is one of it's most popular players.

Wade to me is the most exciting of all 3 because he can drive on anyone and dunk everything and is the quickest, most explosive player in the league.

For me as a Lakers fan the most exciting players in the league to watch are Roy, Melo, Ginobili, Wade, Parker, Rose and Durant because Durant seemingly has unlimited range hitting shots from anywhere on the court like an assassin.

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Old 02-08-2009, 10:54 AM   #24
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Wade is a more exciting player then Lebron.

There was a thread not to long ago saying that Lebron was boring to watch.

As for most exciting player in the league, its Carmelo. Or at least most fun to watch.

I think that you can make the case that either is "boring" because they slow the game down with all the free throws they take. I mean, they do the exact same thing (play 1 on 5, rebound, pass, drive, draw fouls, and hit the occasional three), but Lebron seems more spectacular to me since he gets up higher and is a bit stronger. Wade reminds me a little bit of 80's MJ, while Lebron's athleticism can seem unreal.
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:57 AM   #25
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I think that you can make the case that either is "boring" because they slow the game down with all the free throws they take. I mean, they do the exact same thing (play 1 on 5, rebound, pass, drive, draw fouls, and hit the occasional three), but Lebron seems more spectacular to me since he gets up higher and is a bit stronger. Wade reminds me a little bit of 80's MJ, while Lebron's athleticism can seem unreal.
Lebron travels more, gets smore uncalled charges, throws up more ugly clanking jumpers and is way less skilled and throws up ugly circus shots while wade's circus shots seem to have more skill behind them and go in at a higher rate. Plus it's more exciting watching a little guy get up over everyone and jam it in than it is to watch a huge guy do it, atleast for me.
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:58 AM   #26
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That can't be the case because Lebron has one of the ugliest games in the league and is one of it's most popular players.

Wade to me is the most exciting of all 3 because he can drive on anyone and dunk everything and is the quickest, most explosive player in the league.

For me as a Lakers fan the most exciting players in the league to watch are Roy, Melo, Ginobili, Wade, Parker, Rose and Durant because Durant seemingly has unlimited range hitting shots from anywhere on the court like an assassin.

I think that all comes down to how you define ugly. If by that you mean "completely devoid of any kind of finesse at all", sure, I'll give you that. Wade's more skilled, but the way he plays looks pretty much the same as Lebron, just with a better crossover and more layups and floaters.

I'll agree with you on your list of the most fun players to watch (especially re Carmelo and KD), although I'd like to add JR Smith and Josh Smith.
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:00 AM   #27
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Lebron travels more, gets smore uncalled charges, throws up more ugly clanking jumpers and is way less skilled and throws up ugly circus shots while wade's circus shots seem to have more skill behind them and go in at a higher rate. Plus it's more exciting watching a little guy get up over everyone and jam it in than it is to watch a huge guy do it, atleast for me.

But did Wade ever do anything to rival the crab dribble saga?
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:03 AM   #28
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But did Wade ever do anything to rival the crab dribble saga?
Won an NBA finals, Finals MVP and the best statistical finals performance ever? Has Lebron done anything to rival that, does one of the worst ever finals appearances count?
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:18 AM   #29
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It's because the media ( ESPN ) hypes up Lebron, and Kobe. And I see some of you guys are mentioning that Wade's record isn't that good. His teammates suck. Magloire, Quin, Joel Anthony??? Give Wade Gasol, Odom, Bynum or Allen and KG, or even Mo Williams, Big Z the Heat would be just as good as the Cavs, Celts, and Lakers. Wade doesn't have a number 2 option. that's why Pat Reily needs to pull the plug and get AMARE!
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:21 AM   #30
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Who said wade wasn't has popular has LJ??
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