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Old 01-23-2013, 05:20 PM   #1
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Default Durant vs Lebron: Skill vs Brute Force

Is there a bigger contrast in the league than these 2 best players?

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Durant is the best scorer, he scores so easily because of his length, his shooting accuracy, and plays very efficiently.
Lebron is the unstoppable one, who overpowers his opponents with his strength and body, then goes for the layup or dishes it out.

Can anyone guess who's game will last longer, and who will drop off the face of the planet as soon as his athleticism declines?

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Also, the way they are on their great teams now. KD's Thunder is a great story.. all of their best players come from draft picks. Durant, Westbrook, Ibaka.. even K-Mart was traded from Harden, another pick. This team was built was the ground, and the team grew with the same players.

Lebron's heat? It was form by 3 players who had previously led their own franchise for more than 7 years. 2 of the top 3 players in 2009 decided to join together in a team, probably due to one of them deciding he couldn't get it done in any other way.

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Lastly.. the way they signed their current contracts. Durant went about it old school style. No flash, just signed the max without making a fuss or testing the free agent market. Not to mention the fact that he was willing to put his future in a team with a small market, he doesn't believe he needs to go to a lucrative franchise to get help and attract other stars.

The other one? Promised he won't leave until he wins them a championship. Dragged it out all year long without giving the team an answer, then decided to be the only player on history to make an one hour "decision" on live television. Decided to go to the bigger market to join another top 3 player who had single-handedly won his own championship just years prior. And to top it off they celebrated with a live event, claiming it would by too easy, and 8 championships were to follow. We all know what happened that year.

Is there a bigger contrast between the top 2 players like this? It's like yin and yang, good and evil, skill and brute.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:30 PM   #2
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Default Re: Durant vs Lebron: Skill vs Brute Force

There are a couple of pretty cool comparisons here, like the flash vs no flash, humble vs loves the spotlight.

However, the skill vs brute comparison is pretty incorrect. Lebron is incredibly skilled, and he's more skilled than Durant in every way besides scoring. Lebron is more skilled in passing, playmaking, rebounding, and defense. You can make the case that his rebounding prowess is due to his athleticism, but we've seen Durant board better over the years even though his athleticism has stayed the same. This is an increase in skill, a skill which Lebron already had. The other areas rely a lot on skill, and almost everyone would agree that Lebron has better passing and playmaking ability than Durant does.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:38 PM   #4
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Is there a bigger contrast in the league than these 2 best players?

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Durant is the best scorer, he scores so easily because of his length, his shooting accuracy, and plays very efficiently.
Lebron is the unstoppable one, who overpowers his opponents with his strength and body, then goes for the layup or dishes it out.

Can anyone guess who's game will last longer, and who will drop off the face of the planet as soon as his athleticism declines?

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Also, the way they are on their great teams now. KD's Thunder is a great story.. all of their best players come from draft picks. Durant, Westbrook, Ibaka.. even K-Mart was traded from Harden, another pick. This team was built was the ground, and the team grew with the same players.

Lebron's heat? It was form by 3 players who had previously led their own franchise for more than 7 years. 2 of the top 3 players in 2009 decided to join together in a team, probably due to one of them deciding he couldn't get it done in any other way.

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Lastly.. the way they signed their current contracts. Durant went about it old school style. No flash, just signed the max without making a fuss or testing the free agent market. Not to mention the fact that he was willing to put his future in a team with a small market, he doesn't believe he needs to go to a lucrative franchise to get help and attract other stars.

The other one? Promised he won't leave until he wins them a championship. Dragged it out all year long without giving the team an answer, then decided to be the only player on history to make an one hour "decision" on live television. Decided to go to the bigger market to join another top 3 player who had single-handedly won his own championship just years prior. And to top it off they celebrated with a live event, claiming it would by too easy, and 8 championships were to follow. We all know what happened that year.

Is there a bigger contrast between the top 2 players like this? It's like yin and yang, good and evil, skill and brute.

Just it enjoy instead of all this sh*it. These next years ahead of us are going to be an era that will always be remembered. We're witnessing this. I'm glad after the drought of late 1990s early 2000s NBA. These dudes are amazing.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:40 PM   #5
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Just it enjoy instead of all this sh*it. These next years ahead of us are going to be an era that will always be remembered. We're witnessing this. I'm glad after the drought of late 1990s early 2000s NBA. These dudes are amazing.
It's exactly what I'm doing. I'm enjoying this, hence pointing out the comparison, and basically showing that I'm very excited to see the story continue to unfold between these two, how their careers will further develop, etc.
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It's exactly what I'm doing. I'm enjoying this, hence pointing out the comparison, and basically showing that I'm very excited to see the story continue to unfold between these two, how their careers will further develop, etc.
No. you're just hating.
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There are a couple of pretty cool comparisons here, like the flash vs no flash, humble vs loves the spotlight.

However, the skill vs brute comparison is pretty incorrect. Lebron is incredibly skilled, and he's more skilled than Durant in every way besides scoring. Lebron is more skilled in passing, playmaking, rebounding, and defense. You can make the case that his rebounding prowess is due to his athleticism, but we've seen Durant board better over the years even though his athleticism has stayed the same. This is an increase in skill, a skill which Lebron already had. The other areas rely a lot on skill, and almost everyone would agree that Lebron has better passing and playmaking ability than Durant does.
This the thread title is already a fail lebron is also one of the more skilled finishers in the league. OP is such a hater
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:04 PM   #9
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Default Re: Durant vs Lebron: Skill vs Brute Force

how many 23 cavs jerseys you burn?
so if lebron ends up winning this story you should be happy.

these get old tho...these were relevant awhile back, but you gotta keep with recent times man...

didn't you hear? nobody is interested in KD or James....everybody is grilling Kobe and the Lakers now. Lotterysuperteam ain't doing so hot.....

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Old 01-23-2013, 06:09 PM   #11
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how many 23 cavs jerseys you burn?
so if lebron ends up winning this story you should be happy.

these get old tho...these were relevant awhile back, but you gotta keep with recent times man...

didn't you hear? everybody is grilling Kobe and the Lakers now. Lotterysuperteam ain't doing so hot.....
it's relevant because KD is the up and coming. This season he has turned it around, closing the gap between himself and Lebron. The story has just begun..
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does reporting even do anything tho? it ain't that big of a deal
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it's relevant because KD is the up and coming. This season he has turned it around, closing the gap between himself and Lebron. The story has just begun..

the rivalry begins if KD beats James in the finals. It's not a rivalry yet, they've only met once in the finals....
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