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#621 mweb08

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 10:27 PM

I wonder what a certain former poster would say? ๐Ÿ˜„
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Posted 12 December 2019 - 06:27 AM

Heโ€™s not the greatest ever.

But heโ€™s clearly #2.

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 09:37 AM

Beyond the discussion of titles, there are two sometimes opposing considerations in legacy debates regardless of sport, which are peak and longevity/durability.

When people argue on behalf of guys like Magic, Bird, Barkley, and MJ, they will invariably focus more on peak. On the other hand, longevity will be featured more in an argument for someone like Duncan, Karl Malone, or John Stockton.

Like Kareem, LeBron is really building an incredible case on both fronts.

His peak is right there with the very best, and his career value arguably already is the greatest.

Link to the excellent GOAT series that I've mentioned before: https://backpicks.co...in-nba-history/
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Posted 12 December 2019 - 09:39 AM

I don't even think it's particularly close anymore. 


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Posted 12 December 2019 - 09:55 AM

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 09:58 AM

I think the best arguments for LeBron are his longevity, and well-roundness (passing, rebounding, help defense)...  but I'd take Jordan everytime if I had to choose. 

I don't feel like that's a slight to LeBron. 



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Posted 12 December 2019 - 10:09 AM

I think the best arguments for LeBron are his longevity, and well-roundness (passing, rebounding, help defense)...  but I'd take Jordan everytime if I had to choose. 

I don't feel like that's a slight to LeBron. 

Yea, I'm the same way. No slight to Jordan at all, but I just have never seen anything or anyone like LeBron. 


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Posted 14 December 2019 - 01:16 PM

The Ringer: This Is the Anthony Davis Weโ€™ve All Been Waiting For



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Posted 28 December 2019 - 08:29 AM

The Ringer: The Lakers Must Preserve Peak LeBron at All Costs



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Posted 07 January 2020 - 07:08 PM

Davis turned down a max offer.



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Posted 07 January 2020 - 08:38 PM

Davis turned down a max offer.


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There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 09:12 PM

He can get another 50+ million after the season.

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 08:10 AM

The Ringer: The Biggest Move the Lakers Can Make Is to Go Small



#634 Mike B

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 02:09 PM

Other than Kuzma, not sure what the Lakers have to entice teams to trade.  Their next draft pick is not due until somewhere near 2073.

I know it is the NBA, and teams like buying expiring contracts, but not sure the Lakers are even a player there.


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Posted 24 June 2020 - 07:54 AM

The Ringer: LeBron Is Past His Prime, but Heโ€™s Primed to Win Another Title



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Posted 24 June 2020 - 08:00 AM

CBS Sports: Lakers' Avery Bradley has opted out of playing when season resumes at Disney, per report
https://www.cbssport...ney-per-report/

 

JR Smith expected to sign.



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Posted 24 June 2020 - 01:47 PM

Got a futures wager on the Lakers to win it all from back way before all this started. Gotta say I still like my chances. LeBron and AD are going to be fresh.



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Posted 24 June 2020 - 02:37 PM

No Avery Bradley hurts them though.

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 04:05 PM

No Avery Bradley hurts them though.

JR Smith is a more veteran Avery Bradley anyway. They'll be alright.



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Posted 13 July 2020 - 09:01 AM

The Ringer: Reintroducing the Contenders: Los Angeles Lakers






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