- Aug 26, 2011
He can do it all, but this ridiculous, spot-on, quick-reaction pass is the kind of stuff that makes him such a special player.
I couldn't agree with this more. Anyone who claims to have any shred of objectivity would have to acknowledge the greatness of LBJ. Cowherd was noting yesterday how he came into the league straight out of High School and lit the league on fire with his talent and play. Cowherd put it, " One day he is playing against some Ohio High School Team and the next day he is playing against the Sacramento Kings." He didn't have the benefit of being coached and taught the finer points of the game in college. I started out as a Lebron hater since he came into the league along side of Carmelo and stole some of Melo's thunder that 1st year they were in the league. As a Celtics fan I naturally hate the Heat and that distain only intensified when the Heat got Ray Allen... but there is a side of me that will give credit where credit is due and as two3zone mentions, this guy is the greatest player I've ever seen too. I also have to ask myself how I would have handled all the scrutiny and criticism at the age of 18 or 19 and it wouldn't have been pretty at all!I just don't understand how this guy does things, I've never seen anything like or close to that. I know a debate will probably be sparked by this but this guy is hands down the best all around basketball player I've ever seen, he does things that anybody else who's ever touched a basketball could only dream to do. I wish people could just give the credit where credit is due, he's something extremely special and that really should be appreciated instead of bs that he has to deal with.
I'm always baffled by basketball fans who say they don't like the NBA. That usually means they don't watch the NBA. That, to me, is like saying they'd rather watch high school soccer than the Premier League.
Lotta dreck, some teams, no doubt, are tough to watch (e.g., the Knicks). But basketball purists and old-timers should really enjoy watching a team like Miami -- great teamwork, not uncommon for all 5 players to touch ball in a 24-second-or-less possession. Their leader/alpha dog not only drilled 5 threes last night, he had 10 assists. He looks to pass first, set up Beasley perfectly for what turned out to be game-winning trey. The Pacers, Portland, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Golden State, among others, a joy to watch.
Thank you.Just cant watch the NBA anymore. I have tried and tried and its just so blah.
It's not about how great the players all are (and they obviously are in the NBA). For me, it's about the passion and the intensity and the crowds and the strategies and the contrasting styles and the….. EVERY SINGLE GAME, NOT JUST FOR A FEW WEEKS IN JUNE
I would say I don't agree with this. Whatsoever. :noidea:
I used to believe this about ten years ago and I agreed about the passion and intensity.
But there were stretches of the Nova game where EVERY possesion resulted in a foul being called. And its not like thats some random occurrence. It's more and more of a chore to watch college games now. Even involving the team I love. Which is sad.