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Originally posted by BaseballHistoryNut
I don't see ANY of that in LeBron James. He seems like an incredibly talented young guy and exactly the kind of person the N.B.A. needs to market its "new" self.
I agree. And he can flat pass the ball. He's lacking in defensive skills, but hey, he should've just finished his sophomore year in college, so there's plenty of time for improvement. (Scary). i think he's head and shoulders above where Kobe was at the same stage, in that LeBron understands the game and really wants to get his teammates involved. (But I can't be objective. I hate Kobe).
Meanwhile, what about Steve Nash's two consecutive MVP's? But has he really deserved both of these MVP Awards?
I think so. But it goes back to "best player" vs "MVP". There's a debate, right there. I think you can build a great case for Nash as MVP, but I wouldn't call him the "best player".
Ben Wallace? His defensive stats are incredible, but he can't put a free throw in the ocean. Is a guy like that worth more than a guy like Nash? Or should he be considered a faster version of Mark Eaton?
Worth more? Goes back to what a team needs. I think Wallace is extremely valuable to Detroit for the style they play and their other personnel. I don't think you can take players and plug them in to other teams and have them necessarily maintain equivalent value. It's a chemistry thing.
Look out next year for Greg Oden at Ohio State. I've watched him at the high school level for the last 4 years, and he's for real. And, at least to this point, he is very grounded and an all-around good kid. I'd be shocked if that changes. I think Thad Matta will be a great coach for him and expect some big things out of him next year.