Lebron James...The new Dominique Wilkins.

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  1. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    He airballed a 9 ft jumper...I don't even think I've ever done that.

    Jesse- if you like hard dunks, Lebron is a good choice. You would have probably liked Shawn Kemp in his prime more than Jordan at that time also.
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  2. Gunny

    Gunny Lord and Master Tip Jar Donor

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    man, the Cavs coach is a whiny lil b*tch.
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  3. Fry

    Fry Hatin' is what I do.

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    so lebron had 47 tonight....and 7 turnovers along with a loss to the pacers.
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  4. Fry

    Fry Hatin' is what I do.

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    yeah, if the officials called the foul on the first alley oop how could they NOT call the one on the same exact play?

    for the record, neither of them should have been called.
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  5. BigRed3

    BigRed3 Straight Cash, Homey

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    Yeah I understand that. I follow the Lakers pretty closely myself, so I know the frustrations with Lamar Odom. I thought that last year he would step up after they got Gasol because it would take a lot of pressure off of him. I was wrong. Eventually the Lakers will stop putting any faith at all in Odom after he burns them once again. But what I was trying to say in my first post was that if Odom (as unlikely as it is) puts up even comparable stats to what he did Sunday, the Lakers will be unstoppable. Even if he plays like he did in the third quarter of that game for just stretches of a game, like when Kobe goes out and the only viable option on the floor is Gasol, then the title is locked and sealed.
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  6. TheSureThing

    TheSureThing WHY DIDNT YOU DRAFT JOHNNY FOOTBALL?!?

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    Shaq back to LA rumors are flying around..would Laker fans like that?

    ALSO, I'm a bigger Kobe fan then Lebron fan. Lebron is wayyy to self centered and worried about his image then anything else. You don't see Kobe Bryant in every other commercial about god knows what, or throwing powder up before every game, or speculating about leaving LA for the Knicks/Nets when his contract is up. Lebron always needs to be the center of attention, its annoying.

    Besides, Lebron travels most of the time..and doesn't get called for it, except for that one game vs washington :)
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  7. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    Yeah, LJ does travel a lot- but to his credit...any hyped basketball player is allowed. As Jordan says "I can get away with that. You can't." (from a training video referring to carrying)

    I think most Lakers fans would welcome shaq. I would.
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  8. BigRed3

    BigRed3 Straight Cash, Homey

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    If i'm a Laker fan, I wouldn't mind seeing Shaq back. I think that he finally realizes that he's not a front line player anymore and would be more willing to let Kobe be the focal point of the offense rather than himself. Besides, it would move Gasol back to the four and Odom likely back to the bench.
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  9. PhiSlammaJamma

    PhiSlammaJamma Yao

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    I would rather root for Lebron. But Kobe is the better basketball player right now.

    I have to give it up for Lebron though. He's shown more character than Kobe. He came into the league and developed a jump shot that he did not have leaving highschool. So he's taken all the pressure and met it. Kobe never had the high expectations. Lebron did. And he came out clean on the other side. Kobe came into the league clean and will leave it a shell of his former self.

    In my opinion Lebron has far exceeded Wilkins image. But Dominique gets a bad rap. He could pass, rebound, and shoot. He just couldn't win it all. Lebron should get his before this is all over. He's that good.

    If I was Lebron, I'd definately go to Brooklyn. There is very little he can do for that city called Cleveland. Brooklyn could be huge though. He can win a championship there and live the good life. It's the same thing Shaq did, and that worked out pretty good. I don't blame him one bit for the move.
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  10. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    Lebron developed a jumpshot?? He airballed 2 easy jumpers just the other day.
    And Kobe had just as much hype as lebron...well, without the internet to help. He was supposed to be 'the next jordan'. And he's been the closest we've seen yet... but lebron is supposed to be 'the next kobe'.

    And unless he can do something other than dunk, and unless he can start magically being the guy you want shooting when the game's on the line... he'll fall short.


    Lebron isn't the guy that's going to get a championship unless his team wins it for him.
    Did you watch him in the playoffs last year? He's the Peyton Manning of basketball.
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