Basketball Thread (NBA/ FIBA)

Nah I don’t agree with that, the one LeBron got in his hometown of Cleveland vs the 73-9 Warriors from 1-3 down was pretty special.

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He had prime Kyrie and Love as side kick…

He had a young Kryie who had never been to the post season before LBJ returned and Love who was always overrated.

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2015-16 playoff… maybe you were right on Love, but Kyrie was not a newbie anymore

Rk Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS/G
1 LeBron James 31 21 21 39.1 10.4 19.9 .525 1.5 4.5 .340 8.9 15.4 .579 .564 3.9 5.9 .661 2.0 7.5 9.5 7.6 2.3 1.3 3.6 2.6 26.3
2 Kyrie Irving 23 21 21 36.9 9.6 20.1 .475 2.4 5.5 .440 7.1 14.6 .489 .535 3.7 4.2 .875 0.7 2.2 3.0 4.7 1.7 0.6 2.3 2.2 25.2
3 J.R. Smith 30 21 21 34.8 3.9 9.0 .436 3.1 7.2 .430 0.8 1.8 .459 .609 0.6 1.0 .619 0.3 2.9 3.2 1.4 1.2 0.2 0.5 2.6 11.5
4 Kevin Love 27 20 19 30.7 4.6 12.0 .385 2.3 5.6 .414 2.3 6.4 .359 .481 3.2 3.8 .840 1.7 7.1 8.8 2.1 0.5 0.4 1.4 1.7 14.7
5 Tristan Thompson 24 21 21 29.6 2.3 4.4 .527 0.0 0.0 2.3 4.4 .527 .527 2.0 3.5 .575 4.1 4.9 9.0 0.7 0.4 0.9 0.8 2.6 6.7
6 Richard Jefferson 35 21 2 18.1 2.1 4.0 .524 0.5 1.3 .393 1.6 2.7 .589 .589 0.7 1.0 .750 0.8 2.8 3.5 0.7 0.5 0.0 0.6 1.6 5.4
7 Iman Shumpert 25 21 0 17.5 1.2 2.9 .417 0.6 1.6 .382 0.6 1.2 .462 .525 0.3 0.5 .636 0.5 1.8 2.2 0.8 0.5 0.1 0.6 1.7 3.3
8 Channing Frye 32 17 0 13.9 2.4 4.1 .594 1.5 2.7 .565 0.9 1.4 .652 .783 0.4 0.4 .857 0.3 2.1 2.4 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.3 2.2 6.7
9 Matthew Dellavedova 25 20 0 12.1 1.3 3.7 .351 0.4 1.6 .258 0.9 2.2 .419 .405 0.9 1.2 .750 0.2 0.6 0.8 2.8 0.1 0.1 0.7 1.6 3.9
10 Timofey Mozgov 29 13 0 5.8 0.5 1.2 .400 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.2 .400 .400 0.2 0.3 .750 0.4 1.2 1.6 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.6 1.2 1.2
11 Mo Williams 33 13 0 5.2 0.6 2.2 .286 0.2 1.0 .231 0.4 1.2 .333 .339 0.1 0.2 .500 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.8 0.6 1.5
12 James Jones 35 12 0 4.6 0.2 0.8 .200 0.1 0.6 .143 0.1 0.3 .333 .250 0.1 0.3 .250 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.5
13 Dahntay Jones 35 15 0 3.3 0.4 0.9 .462 0.1 0.2 .333 0.3 0.7 .500 .500 0.3 0.3 .800 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 1.1
14 Jordan McRae 24 2 0 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.000 0.5 0.5 1.000 1.5 1.5 1.000 1.125 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.5

Obviously Kyrie was huge but he was 23 which isn’t in his prime, also until LBJ returned to Cleveland he hadn’t played a post season minute.

Anyone playing down LBJ winning the chip in 2016 vs the 73-9 Warriors from 1-3 simply has an agenda against him.

Kevin Love 38% from the floor as a 3rd option ouch, that’s some terrible efficiency.

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You know that was one of the most rigged series of NBA I have ever watched?

Yes, be honest, I have an agenda against him on one thing, which he is not the GOAT by any means.
He is a superstar he is one of the greatest, fine…
GOAT, no way, but he just claimed himself as the GOAT… what a loser.

Ur right Kobe is the goat.

I would choose Jordan then Bird, but I definitely welcome Kobe in the discussion.
Same as Magic, Kareem, Duncan but no way the cheater who always want to take the short cut.

the only guy who’ll be able to come near MJ, Giannis :green_heart:

Read that on newspaper…
IF Giannis was an American, he would be on GOAT discussion for a long time

I have LBJ 2nd behind MJ…

27/7/7 on above 50 % in over 1200 games.

Also an elite defender for much of his career also.

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Ive never liked the comparisons of LBJ vs MJ because they are two totally different players. Lebron has always been a distributor more than an all out attacker. If Bron had a Kobe mentality he woulda scored 50,000 points lol dood is unstoppable… However if ya look at MJs blocks and steals I don’t think LeBron comes close, and LeBron has played way more games…but in assists MJ is nowhere close either and if ya look at stuff like turnovers as well LBJ has like half the amount and he’s been playing longer and is a primary ball handler. They’re both special talents who deserve a ton of praise as two of the best players the game has ever seen.

I put Kobe ahead of both of them because the Mamba mentality. Doods last game he scored 60 and then went out and won and Oscar a few years later. Nobody is as inspiring, relentless, or as hard a worker as Kobe idc who u are. Mother fucker did his Achilles and went out and shot two fucking free throws lmaoooo, God among men. Kobe doesn’t have the gaudy numbers because he took the back seat to Shaq so early on in his career and was good being the Robin to batman for the first 1/3 of his career or more. Got the 3 chips thanks to that but his overall numbers suffered. Still with the journey Kobe took on his career Lakers fans will always view him as their goat. Magic and Kareem are also honorable mentions, beating the hated Celtics 2 - 1 was massive.

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A few moments later

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Lebron shouldn’t be put in the same sentence as MJ

nor he would in most cases, if NBA didn’t brainwaish people into thinking it is a fair comparison

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Celtics have a better chance to land Beal

Celtics would have to include either Marcus Smart (plus players and assets), or Jaylen Brown in a trade for Beal. Do they get any better if that’s the case?

With Horford on the team (I know he is not going to play long), importance of Marcus Smart’s leadership will be diminished in certain degree.
Also seems like Tatum-Brown-Smart could not get the results they expected (for whatever reason). It worth a try.

Wow. What is Morey’s play here?

Simmons and Siakam would be elite defensively that could guard multiple positions.

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Lakers really want rid of Kuzma, huh?