LeBron’s Shadow

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It’s no news flash that LeBron James has been running amok during his six and a half seasons in the NBA.  His career averages are staggering: 27.7 points per game, 7.0 rebounds per game, and 6.8 assists per game.  But to put his numbers into perspective, here are his career totals in points, rebound, and assists compared to notable active players who have played as many or more seasons.  Click on the link below to access the data.

LeBron vs. Suckers Who Aren’t LeBron

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8 Responses to “LeBron’s Shadow”

  1. Hi Above Courtside Says:

    Time for some more “old basturd” basketball talk. LeBron is the current “greatest” no doubt.

    However, for some mind boggling statistics lets look at the first five years of Oscar Robertson’s career. The original “big O” from 1960-1965 averaged: 10.3 rpg, 10.6 apg, and a whopping 30.2 ppg. During that time O lead the league in assists 4 out of the 5 years.

    The 6′ 5″ Robertson could do it all, and like LeBron was an Ohio native.

    Hey, on anothe topic, what is the skinny around “the City” on Nate Robinson coming to the Celts? I’m not sure he is the answer, but the Celts are showing their age and sleepwalking through games. (injuries be damned) they can use an injection of something—-maybe Nate could deliver it.

  2. pmadavi Says:

    Yo! HAC! Good to see you checking out the blog!

    Oscar’s numbers are pretty crazy. If you look at pace, shooting percentages, and all that good stuff during Oscar’s days compared to the modern era then the numbers seem a little less impressive. However, Oscar still went out and got those points, rebounds, and assists – rather than someone else getting them – so I’m not keen to take anything away from the guy.

    Those Ohio guys know how to ball . . . must be the lack of anything else to do there (trust me, I spent four years there).

    RE: Nate – I can see the Knicks being keen on getting a trade. Nate’s contract for this season is four million dollars and expiring, so they could be wanting to get some value him while they can. However, I’m not sure what, if anything, the Celtics can offer. They are going to be good for at least another 3 seasons, so lottery picks don’t seem appealing. They wouldn’t part with any of their worthwhile bench players for Nate either. The Celtics, for their part, would love a guy who can sit a month and then come out and drop 40 points in an overtime win against a conference rival.

    I doubt any team will particularly go hard after Nate in the off season. He might bump his salary up to five or six million a year, but given his history of character issues, it’s unlikely he does significantly better than what the Knicks are willing to spend.

    I really don’t see the Knicks making moves until LeBron decides where he is going. They’re just going to sit pat and then let him dictate what players to keep and which can go – assuming he comes over.

  3. Hi Above Courtside Says:

    Yes it was a different game in Oscar’s day. 100 points were scored by both teams every night. Players were much more fundementally sound, there were half as many players in the league (pre-ABA) Pick and rolls, pick and pops, and set shots ruled the game versus the put 4 guys on one side of the court and isolate one guy with the ball. Zone defense was illegal, in penalty situations you get three chances to make 2 free throws, no three point shots etc. There were no 19 or 20 year olds, you couldnt be in the league until your 4 year college class was graduated. I believe (and I could be wrong on this) that Wilt spent a year with the Globe Trotter before he came to he NBA because he left Kansas early.

    Now back to Nate. I heard on the radio (WEEI Boston) after my blog yesterday that before Nate dropped his 40 pts around new years that there was serious discussions on a Nate for J R Giddens trade. But after Nate’s break out it was off the table.

    Another rumor that surfaced last night was Nate and David Lee for Ray Allen. Ray has an expiring contract of $19.6mm which the Knicks might find attractive to clear space for LeBron. Ray is really starting to show his age, even though he is in great shape. This might just be talk radio fodder
    but in my opinion the Celt’s will be lucky to make it to the second round this year. KG has been injured for three consecutive years now (first year with an abdominal pull–(the last two with what is begining to look like chronic knee problems) So there it is. I do believe that Danny will try to make some move, but as you stat PM the options are limited.

    So there you have it.

    I continue to be and get Hi Above Courtside, or a HAC which pretty much sums me up as J Man will attest.

  4. pmadavi Says:

    I think that’s just radio jabber. The Knicks have to have SOMETHING in place for LeBron to consider coming there. Being NY is not enough, I don’t think. You could see LeBron’s pride in Cleveland/Ohio last night. Lee and D’Antoni are the bare minimum pieces for LeBron to consider starting over in NYC. I really don’t think he wants to struggle for years on end on a crappy team making lots of money. He wants rings.

    Pure speculation, mind you.

  5. Hi Above Courtside Says:

    Am I freaking halucinating——–I just saw that Allen Iverson was just named a starter in the all-star game???

    I don’t want to pull a “Big Baby” and get barred from the site for using too colorful and distasteful metaphors—–but I am dumbfounded as well as shocked and chagrinned

    I’m speachless………………………………..

    HAC

  6. pmadavi Says:

    Yeah. I’ve been to NBA games. I’ve seen the stupidity. I’m not surprised. This is why we have all NBA teams.

  7. pmadavi Says:

    LOL!

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