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LeBron hurts shooting hand; X-rays negative

Posted on: November 7, 2009 12:34 am
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NEW YORK -- LeBron James had everything he wanted Friday night: A star-studded packed house at his favorite arena, handshakes with his favorite Yankees after the game, and a win. What he could've done without was an injury to his shooting hand.

James, who scored 33 points -- 19 in the first quarter -- as the Cavs beat the Knicks 100-91, had his right hand in a bucket of ice in the Cavs' locker room afterward. He appeared to be in some pain, and a member of the Knicks' training staff examined him. After his postgame news conference in a crowded interview room, James walked to the Knicks' training room for a precautionary X-ray, which was negative, according to a source. It was a huge sigh of relief to the Cavs, as James appeared to be in some pain after the game and spent his entire postgame news conference clutching the injured hand. He didn't know how he hurt it.

The part of the hand that concerned James was the bone leading from the knuckle of the ring finger to his wrist. Though it was painful, James was in good spirits after the game, joking with teammates and performing his usual singing routine. His good mood was justified when the X-ray results came back. Just another night at the office known as Madison Square Garden.

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Category: NBA
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Since: Sep 12, 2008
Posted on: November 8, 2009 8:19 pm
 

LeBron hurts shooting hand; X-rays negative

What does this have to do with the story at all? There is immense talent in the NBA right now. Several can be called the best because they have unique skills. LeBron is the most powerful, Kobe best shooter, Paul best point guard. BUT I still say Wade is best PLAYER. I know I'm a homer but I would not want any other player on my team INSTEAD of him. Fortunately, next year, we will have two additional super stars to play along side him.



Since: Nov 23, 2007
Posted on: November 8, 2009 10:53 am
 

LeBron hurts shooting hand; X-rays negative

Agree with you 100%.  Forget about CP being 6'8".  What if Lebron was 6'1" (which is a stretch for CP...he may be under 6 feet)?? 

From a pure basketball perspective, Lebron doesn't have CP's bball skills.  He can't handle the ball, pass or shoot better than CP.  CP has more basketball talent than Lebron...it's not even close.

Lebron's only advantage is that he can use his size to plow his way to the hole and bully his way to the rim.

It's like comparing Barry Sanders and Jerome Bettis.  Bettis could plow hiw way into the endzone on the goal line because of his size.  But Sanders was the more talented runner...not even close!!




Since: Oct 31, 2008
Posted on: November 7, 2009 5:29 pm
 

LeBron hurts shooting hand; X-rays negative

Does Chris Paul know that he has a stalker?  This entire arguement is a waste of time.  Chris Paul is highly regarded as the best at his position (and to say "best ever", is showing a true lack of understanding of the word "greatness".  &
nbsp; Chris Paul is a hell of a basketball player.  So is Lebron.   Why the comparison?   Who cares? 

On a side note....if people look back in 20 years and say that Chris Paul was the best fantasy player to ever play the game.....they are making a statement that less than 1% of the population actually cares about.





Since: Nov 7, 2009
Posted on: November 7, 2009 12:16 pm
 

LeBron hurts shooting hand; X-rays negative

In Boxing, Wrestling, and UFC we have discussions about the best pound for pound fighters. How come we do not have the same chats about the best inch for inch basketball players.You have all the sporting channels graced with Lebron "The King" James every night. They talk about anything that can come to mind about this guy since he was in High School. Now the King is not a bad basketball player by any means. Take some time to think about this. He graces the cover of most fantasy magazines, but inside they have a guy named Chris Paul as the #1 Roto player and most of the time the #1 points league ranked guy. This man is only 6' tall, really sit back and think about that. Imagine him at 6' 8" and give Chris his due and say he is the best inch for inch basketball player to possibly ever play the game. Yes I said it even at 6' 6' like Jordan he could have been better than " The Air". Can you possibly fathom the increased court vision, his playin above the rim" awesome", his rebounding would be uncomparable, His steals with the extra reach increased, and his block shots "OHH WOW" the bomb. There are other players like Allen Iverson and John Stockton that would have been more elite with just the extra inches. I do know that there are cons to this also. Ball distance from the floor to the hand make for easier defense against you. Bigger body adds for more  contact on drives, changing direction, and passing. Speed and quickness will also take a hit. Big one growing up is your style of play is regulated by your size. Coaches tend to teach you a certain way if your a forward, guard, or center. Yet again in Magic Johnsons case he learned at 6'8" to play like a guard. Now ask the question" would Larry Bird make it as a 6' 1" player in the NBA ?". Probably, but only as a role player. He still shot the rock great and had excellent court vision. His shot would have come no where close to as easy and court vision would have been decreased. Ben Wallace and Dennis Rodman at 6' would not have sniffed the NBA. Those beloved 7' we have maybe a few would make it  being decreased down to 6' 9". Wilt and Dirk come to mind. Manute, Mark Eaton, Shawn Bradley definetly dont. Shaq maybe! So the next time we keep writing about the King and we leave CP3 with no press time. Step back and remember who is actually the better player.


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