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LeBron James Jr.

Discussion in 'Trades, Free Agency, & the Draft' started by Walter White, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. daytripper

    daytripper Miracle of Richfield

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    Shaq did the same thing. Shaunnie O'Neal is very attractive but definitely not NBA baby making material. Shareef will undoubtedly get a schollie but he's nowhere near another Shaq type talent.

    I live out here in SoCal and both my middle school boys play travel ball. You see kids on every team that can put out mix tapes with better handle, better size, explosiveness, etc. Sad to say there are alot of Lavar wannabes running around AAU ball here too.
     
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  2. Lee

    Lee Gold Star Member

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    LaVar is a LaVar wannabe.
     
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  3. InBoobieWeTrust

    InBoobieWeTrust Savior of Humanity Staff Member Moderator

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    He's only 12...I'd give him another couple years before really determining how much of an athlete he has the potential to be.

    But damn, that's a pretty legit skill-set for a young kid...LeBron is gonna turn into a power-forward in his final years and is gonna need a Stockton to his Malone. Junior definitely has impressive court vision and handles for a 12 year old. Maybe Junior gets enough height to play 2 guard and we can run a Kyrie/Junior/Cedi/Bron/Tristan line-up with Junior playing PG offensively but guarding 2's... I like it..
     
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    David. Liberal

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    Do you have a study to support this theory?

    Men have much more testosterone than women, and they're imprisoned at a rate of 9 to 1.

    I think your post speaks more to agreeableness than it does testosterone or estrogen.
     
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    Edit: just looked at testosterone and criminality. Dont believe theres a direct link but it's complicated.

    Fwiw.
     
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    bigfoot5415 Gold Star Member

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    Don't tease me.

    I keep saying I expect LBJ to play with his son at some point, but his name alone makes him a 1st rounder, unless he completely tanks his value by going MIA his 1 year in college.
     
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    Already committed to Arizona as the #19 player in his recruiting class
     
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    Randolphkeys Admittedly Pompous Staff Member Administrator

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    Thinking out loud: Who is the NBA royal family? NFL has clearly made the Mannings the royal family, with Archie remaining a figurehead at his advanced age, Peyton looking to make a move post retirement, Eli still playing.

    Who is LeBron looking to unseat? Is it Rick Barry and his sons Brent, Jon and Drew? Bill Walton and Luke? The Curry family?
     
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    Stan and Kevin Love
     
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    Whew, scary. Popped in here, for a second I thought this was a serious conversation.
     
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    Gus Zing NBA Starter

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    Seen about 3 recent youtube videos of games. Not just highlights of his plays, but actual games. He's probably the 3rd best player on his team...

    Its early, but I think people should lower their expectations and just let the kid be a kid. No need to add more pressure on him.
     
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    Zog Formerly Northstar. The Block, The Shot, The Stop

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    #2 is really good. The biggest difference is that #2 is super aggressive while Bronny is more passive, from what I've seen (which I'm sure is influenced from LBJ and I don't see as a bad thing). Passing or playing within an offense isn't going to get much recognition as a kid.

    Others may have more talent, but that doesn't always equate to more success. I don't think anybody is saying Bronny is going to be an NBA star, but I think it is just as foolish to say he for sure won't be. It's just interesting to see the progress and how talented these kids are. He has a feel for a game which can't be taught, that much is for sure. If/when he hits a big growth spurt is when he will likely begin to separate himself. Not that he couldn't be very good as a 6'2 point guard, but a 6'6-6'8 point guard with hops is next level NBA tools. Which we won't know for awhile.

    It's fun to think about what could be, but predicting or judging at this point is hard to do. And stats don't mean much either even. MJ developed late. Players have developed in college late and became great NBA players. LaMelo Ball might put up insane statlines in highschool, but it doesn't mean he will be good in the NBA. In fact, I don't think he will if he even makes it. His style of play is garbage and the NBA will eat him alive. Talent isn't everything if not used properly. But taking my own advice, LaMelo ball could develop a more mature style down the road so you never know. Tons of factors go into it.
     
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    Zog Formerly Northstar. The Block, The Shot, The Stop

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    Thanks for posting. Yeah, he's definitely not a standout like LeBron with the size and athleticism advantage over everyone else on the court. Hopefully he hits a big time growth spurt and added athleticism soon, if he wants to play in the NBA. As you say, he obviously could make it without it, but there are a lot more 6'3" ish highly skilled players out there than 6'6+ obviously.
     
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    daytripper Miracle of Richfield

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    My son's 8th grade travel ball team out of socal has been playing in Las Vegas this week. I personally didn't see LeBron but my son and his friends watched LBJ jr's team and said they were not very good. LeBron was in the gym watching his son play.
     

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