Re: Scal to d-league
posted at 3/27/2014 8:12 AM EDT
In response to wozzy's comment:
In response to cole-ely's comment:
Thats the implication of some of the articles.
Maybe Jackson tried to pull that line on scal about lebron being a better passer than Larry bird.
The player LeBron reminds me of most is Bird.
I used to say Magic, if anyone had the cajones to play LeBron at point with towers along the frontline and finishers, they really could have played showtime basketball, but if they decided to run a "slow them down" methodical game like the Spurs now or Celtics of old, than LeBron would be Bird.
Check the stats, they're almost identical. Bird was a better rebounder, they were dead even as passers, even on steals, even on blocks, even on field goal percentage, Bird better three point shooter but LeBron has a chance to catch him, Bird was a substantially better free throw shooter which says more about the modern NBA player and their craftsmanship.
Until now Bird is still the better player, more of a dead eye shooter like Durant, but LeBron is still pretty impressive.
How do you figure dead even as passers?? If it has to do with assists, then Id put up an argument since Lebron has the ball in his hands much more than Bird, as Lebron is the Point Forward on the Heat.
I just dont get it comparing stats.... stats are one part but not the gold standard. For example, who do you want taking the last shot of the game? Which player do you think got his teammates to over acheive and step up? If anything, the knock on Lebron has been nobody else on his teams (Cavs & Heat) step up, that he hads to go it alone. You heard it last night vs the Pacers.
Lebron used to ball hog alot more than he does now... his game has improved alot the last few years.. Isnt it a shame we cant say the same about Rondo