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Old 06-25-2013, 02:22 PM   #1
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Default Who's going to be the "next Lebron James"?

Will there be any player who is going to have the skills similar to those of LBJ?
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:23 PM   #2
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Default Re: Who's going to be the "next Lebron James"?

players who are 6'8" 260+ who can run the point and pass are rare.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:24 PM   #3
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nobody wants to be the next lebron
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:24 PM   #4
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Default Re: Who's going to be the "next Lebron James"?

The NBA should start asking who's going to be the next Lebron?

It's impossible to find the next MJ.

Not speaking in terms of style wise, but mentality, and WILL TO WIN.

You're better off finding the next great stat padder that joins a superteam.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:26 PM   #5
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Default Re: Who's going to be the "next Lebron James"?

Worry about finding the next Jordan before the next Bron. Need a player that is flawless in at least 6 finals and the best player in all 6.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:27 PM   #6
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Worry about finding the next Jordan before the next Bron. Need a player that is flawless in at least 6 finals and the best player in all 6.

That's the point. You won't. It's easier for the NBA to find the next Lebron. The expectations won't be as high.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:27 PM   #7
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A lot of bitter posters in this thread
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:30 PM   #8
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Naw, just facts being stated.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:32 PM   #9
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The NBA should start asking who's going to be the next Lebron?

It's impossible to find the next MJ.

Not speaking in terms of style wise, but mentality, and WILL TO WIN.

You're better off finding the next great stat padder that joins a superteam.

Eh, I agree that LeBron is not MJ (and no one we've seen before, or since, is), but the fact that MJ existed means it's possible there's someone like him in the future - if not someone to surpass him. In terms of pure basketball abilities and accomplishments, the more time that goes on, the more likely that we find someone that can carry that mantle and surpass him.

Are we talking about someone branded and marketed like Jordan though? That's less likely.

Jordan is the best pure basketball player of all time and the best marketed. He may never be surpassed in the latter, but I think it's pretty likely in the next half century or so, we see someone that at the very least rivals him. A person better than LeBron.

What makes LeBron unique is that he combines a brick wall 6'8 250lb frame with frightening athleticism and incredible court vision & passing abilities. But his body is not more unique than Shaq's.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:39 PM   #10
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Eh, I agree that LeBron is not MJ (and no one we've seen before, or since, is), but the fact that MJ existed means it's possible there's someone like him in the future - if not someone to surpass him. In terms of pure basketball abilities and accomplishments, the more time that goes on, the more likely that we find someone that can carry that mantle and surpass him.

Are we talking about someone branded and marketed like Jordan though? That's less likely.

Jordan is the best pure basketball player of all time and the best marketed. He may never be surpassed in the latter, but I think it's pretty likely in the next half century or so, we see someone that at the very least rivals him. A person better than LeBron.

What makes LeBron unique is that he combines a brick wall 6'8 250lb frame with frightening athleticism and incredible court vision & passing abilities. But his body is not more unique than Shaq's.

The thing is, while Lebron's physique may be unique, his overall skills aren't. You won't find a guy with MJ's athleticism AND fundamentals. It's just not going to happen.

We'll always find young, athletic guys like Lebron that can jump and pass, but you won't find the guy that's the best athletically, AND skill wise. Hence, why I said MENTALITY AND WILL TO WIN. Nice try Lebron stan.

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Old 06-25-2013, 02:41 PM   #12
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:41 PM   #13
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Default Re: Who's going to be the "next Lebron James"?

i like variety

seeing players like Kareem, Jordan, Bird, and Zeke all being different is a blessing in disguise
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How long before lebron stans melton when the nba moves on to the next big thing and hops off of lebrons cawk?
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