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Mr.Hombre
01-09-2011, 04:26 PM
First, let me say that I'm a big fan of both LeBron and Kobe. I love basketball, and I love watching two of the greatest players of my generation play. This isn't a "Kobe vs LeBron" thread.

I'm often amazed by some statements I hear regarding LeBron's style of play, such as:
- LeBron doesn't have a jumper
- LeBron is a good scorer because he's freakishly athletic, but he won't be able to score when ages like Kobe, because he doesn't have a jumper
- Most of LeBron's points come by just dipping his shoulder and driving to the basket

My response to this is
http://www.clevescene.com/images/blogimages/2010/06/29/1277816400-lebron-worth.jpg

09-10 Season

LeBron James
-64% of field goal attempts are jumpers, makes 44% of jumpers (http://www.82games.com/0910/09CLE11.HTM)

Dwayne Wade
- 63% field goal attempts are jumpers, makes 39% of jumpers (http://www.82games.com/0910/09MIA4.HTM)

Carmelo Anthony
- 63% of field goal attempts are jumpers, makes 41% of jumpers (http://www.82games.com/0910/09DEN7.HTM)


10-11 Season

LeBron James (http://www.82games.com/1011/10MIA8.HTM)
- 73% of field goal attempts are jumpers, makes 46% of jumpers

Dwayne Wade
- 57% of field goal attempts are jumpers, makes 43% of jumpers (http://www.82games.com/1011/10MIA3.HTM)

Carmelo Anthony
- 63% of field goal attempts are jumpers, makes 41% of jumpers (http://www.82games.com/1011/10DEN6.HTM)

and you ready for this?.....

Kobe Bryant (http://www.82games.com/1011/10LAL5.HTM)
- 81% field goal attempts are jumpers, makes 46% of them (compare to LeBron)


LeBron is primarily a perimeter player, with over 2/3 of his shots being jumpers, and he makes a relatively high percentage of these jumpers. The thing about LeBron is that his freakish athleticism camouflages his true skill.

Yes I know that these "jumper" stats don't account for everything, like offensive systems and the space a defender may give you in respect for your driving ability....HOWEVER, to downplay LeBron's jumper and just regard him as "freakishly athletic" is ignorant.

Lazydave
01-09-2011, 04:28 PM
i mean wade is playing great ball

Mr.Hombre
01-09-2011, 04:32 PM
i mean wade is playing great ball

huh?

STA1011
01-09-2011, 04:35 PM
http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/STA1011/arnoldstare.gif

Mr.Hombre
01-09-2011, 07:41 PM
lol i guess the misc only likes the trolling "lebron vs kobe" threads :/

MattMTheOnly
01-09-2011, 07:43 PM
inb4 team accomplishments.

inb4 another game where Kobe shoots below 40%. What is that, number 10 so far this season?

youcantbanmelol
01-09-2011, 07:46 PM
He's a phaggot so it invalidates his stats

Mr.Hombre
01-09-2011, 07:47 PM
He's a phaggot so it invalidates his stats

yeah i figured this would be the typical response...especially from a red

Tes45
01-09-2011, 07:54 PM
http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a468/STA1011/arnoldstare.gif

lol'd hard

Perfect example of every Laker homer's reaction to this thread.

STA1011
01-09-2011, 07:56 PM
lol'd hard

Perfect example of every Laker homer's reaction to this thread.

Na, they'd just post a picture of Kobe with his rings or with the championship trophies acting like that wins an individual argument