I think Prime Jordan could take prime Lebron. I don't try to hate on Lebron any more than he deserves, but I think that big frame of his will wear out faster than a lot of superstars. He's putting incredible impact on his joints, I see him battling injuries in the twilight of his career. I also theorize that Lebron took roids or some other substance when he was a younger player, but that is neither here nor there. No proof, just my gut feeling. Its conceivable that PG could overtake him at some point, but who knows what the superstar situation of the league will be like years down the road. As long as Paul gets as many or more rings than him I'll be content.
Top 5 hands down right now. I would say that when this season is done he could be top 3. He has to do this consistently and in the playoffs.
James Harden would have a tough time here. It's one thing all of us agree on is defense, which means Indiana fans would lose their **** watching Harden do the opposite of defense...
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When George Hill is above 15% usage we won 73.5% of games. Below 15% usage we won 61.9%
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PG is a beast but some of you guys need to slow down...he isn't better than CP3 and certainly not Kevin Durant...(yet!)
Keep in mind it's been FIVE games. Let's not jump the gun here.
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What if someone from a school of business or management school were to ask, How did you do this? How did you get the Pacers turned around? Is there a general approach you've taken that can be summarized?
Larry Bird: Yeah, patience.
Harden comes off as arrogant and a bit of a blowhard. Paul George is humble, that's why its easy to root for him
David "And One" West
I think side by side comparisons of PG and Lebron are pretty damn staggeringly close in resemblance as far as skillsets, natural talent and feel for the game, the passion and drive to achieve being the best they can possibly be as a complete basketball player...
OBVIOUSLY , Lebron is a good handful of years ahead of Paul George in not only his development as a player, but accolades, accomplishments, endorsements, worldwide superstar recognition and etc..
IF PG keeps his hunger to be the best he can be, (and I have absolutely ZERO doubt he will), I see absolutely no reason why he couldnt have a Lebron type of career , providing he stays blessed with good health.....
We really lucked out when Paul George dropped to us ...
About 3 picks ahead of before we picked , I said to myself that I have this funny feeling that we will draft PG and he will be as good as Danny for us ...
Never in a million years did I think the basketball gods would gift the Indiana Pacers and fans with what amounts to a once-in-a-decade type player who is so complete in all attributes both skillwise and athletically ..
I remember also saying to myself back before the draft, that I liked George... and how it seems to me like 90% of the good draft prospects who happen to have two first names as both their first and last name ...
It's kinda crazy when you think about it ... all the all star caliber players who have 2 first names...
I was trying to find a list somewhere, but didnt have any luck, so I figured we could kind of compile one with players we can remember...
Let's see... all I could think of at the moment who were/are either pretty darn good players with good long careers or of all star caliber or better ...
*Carmelo Anthony (even though Carmello isn't a "common" first name, same with Kobe and etc. names denoted with asterisk)
I am sure there are a whole slew of others.... but my point being , is if you draft a player in first round/lottery who is projected to be pretty good and he has 2 first names, odds seem to be in favor more times than not of him being pretty good lol..
**Note** this is all conjecture all in fun with no evidence to back up assertion of above, just figured it would be something fun to discuss as far as the 2 first name deal in correlation to how many are/were elite or close to all star caliber.. and if it seems to hold true the majority of the time..
Defense? Defense is for people without beards.
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Did anyone else see our 6'10" small forward take their all-star MVP point guard off the dribble in the 4th quarter and drive the lane hard? He flat out beat Rose to the basket badly.