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    Former teammate on LeBron's greatness
    "I don't know if he'll be able to match Michael Jordan's rings, but he'll be top 10 in points, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals when his career is over. To do that in this era, you have to call LeBron the greatest ever."

    Former All-NBA Defensive Team player on Paul George vs. LeBron
    "The key is to have another long, athletic player who LeBron has to guard at the other end, to make him work hard on defense too. Paul George is the guy."

    Western Conference forward on LeBron's leaving Cleveland
    "I get it that fans were heartbroken and he was a hometown kid and all that. But who else in this world isn't going to take a job in the best possible environment for you to be successful?"

    Perennial All-Star on LeBron's 2014 decision
    "Honestly, I think he's going back to the Cavs. They're kind of like Miami was for LeBron in 2010; the Cavs have the talent to be really good for the next six or seven years. It makes sense that he'd want to return and win a title."

    Eastern Conference guard on LeBron, MJ or Kobe taking the shot
    "That's like ranking the shortest giant. I'd want the ball in LeBron's hands at the end of the game, but I'd want him to pass to Kobe or Jordan for the last shot. And don't forget, LeBron is not a great free throw shooter either."

    10-year vet on LeBron and flopping
    "Yes, he's a flopper, maybe the biggest flopper in the league. But he's doing exactly what anybody who gets calls is going to do. Why would you not try to get fouls if you can?"

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    46% think he's a flopper, the other 54% need to get their head examined.
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    10-year vet on LeBron and flopping
    "Yes, he's a flopper, maybe the biggest flopper in the league. But he's doing exactly what anybody who gets calls is going to do. Why would you not try to get fouls if you can?"
    Thats totally David West


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    Thats totally David West
    nah, West would say he needs to demand more And 1's

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    I would love to see one of these about Dwyane Wade.

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    In their primes? I think when Ron was playing at a DPY level, he would probably be an equally good choice on LeBron as PG would be, simply because of the extra strength he would bring to the table. Taking out of the equation Ron's tendency toward bat-**** crazy, I think he would come as close to anyone at being able to hamper LeBron.

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    Perennial All-Star on LeBron's 2014 decision
    "Honestly, I think he's going back to the Cavs. They're kind of like Miami was for LeBron in 2010; the Cavs have the talent to be really good for the next six or seven years. It makes sense that he'd want to return and win a title."




    Why would Cleveland want him back after the way he disrespected them?

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    Why would Cleveland want him back after the way he disrespected them?
    They'd take him back in a heartbeat.
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    In their primes? I think when Ron was playing at a DPY level, he would probably be an equally good choice on LeBron as PG would be, simply because of the extra strength he would bring to the table. Taking out of the equation Ron's tendency toward bat-**** crazy, I think he would come as close to anyone at being able to hamper LeBron.
    Kobe might be above average against him, but I don't think he would be one of the best 3 defenders of LeBron even in his prime.

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    I don't agree with the defenders for LeBron. You have other guys like Jimmy Butler, Luol Deng, and Kwahi Lenard who slowed him down a little. Ron Artest in his prime I bet could handle LeBron though, that would have been fun to see.

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    Former All-NBA Defensive Team player on Paul George vs. LeBron
    "The key is to have another long, athletic player who LeBron has to guard at the other end, to make him work hard on defense too. Paul George is the guy."
    As long as there's more than two seconds left in the game.

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    As long as there's more than two seconds left in the game with Roy on the court backing him up.
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    Yeah I got that rag from ESPN and promptly threw it away...
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    Probably gonna get some hate for this but if you change it to "Ball in his hands with game on the line," instead of " taking the last shot," I'd choose Lebron over Kobe.

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    Probably gonna get some hate for this but if you change it to "Ball in his hands with game on the line," instead of " taking the last shot," I'd choose Lebron over Kobe.
    I'm opposite, really. I trust Kobe more with the ball in his hands. Kobe's going to take the shot, unless someone has a significantly easier shot than him.

    Whereas, if someone were to tell me, whose going to take the last shot..I'd want it to be Lebron. Assuming he'll drive to the basket and not take a jump shot. Because without that caveat, you end up with Bosh from three for the win.

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    Probably gonna get some hate for this but if you change it to "Ball in his hands with game on the line," instead of " taking the last shot," I'd choose Lebron over Kobe.
    No, you have it right. LeBron's greatest strength is making his team mates better. He draws so much of the defense because he can power through the first defender. Kobe doesn't play that way. LeBron is better than Kobe because he can do all of that and he still shoots close to Kobe level. LeBron with the ball is so much scarier because you know he will either score or dish to someone with a decent look. Can't say that about Kobe IMO.

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    Outside of Josh Smith (whose not a true perimeter player), Paul is probably the best choice to put on most perimeter players.

    His speed, length, and athleticism is top notch...if he can get a bit stronger without losing his speed, he'll be even tough on LeBron.

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    I'm opposite, really. I trust Kobe more with the ball in his hands. Kobe's going to take the shot, unless someone has a significantly easier shot than him.

    Whereas, if someone were to tell me, whose going to take the last shot..I'd want it to be Lebron. Assuming he'll drive to the basket and not take a jump shot. Because without that caveat, you end up with Bosh from three for the win.
    I'm going to take another route, I want Lebron with the ball in his hands passing to Ray Allen for the final shot.

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