LeBron Trivia....

GameBred

I Trade Therefore I Am
#6
Name the two players in the 2002 LBJ draft that scored more than his highness rookie year.
Is this a trick question? I'm looking at 67 names in that draft and I don't think there are two who scored more; I know Melo did and I'm sure Bosh didn't and pretty sure Wade didn't but those guys are the most likely suspects.
 
#9
I always felt when LeBron and Carmelo played one another that neither one was interested in defending one another.

Maybe a secret pact to not embarrass one another.

Hmmm...
John, if there was a secret pact, I can promise you it was Melo that pushed for it. Here's the thing, when LeBron was in his prime and really wanted to, he could shut down Melo, on the other hand, Melo would embarrass himself trying to guard LeBron, Lebron would make him look silly,
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
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#11
John, if there was a secret pact, I can promise you it was Melo that pushed for it. Here's the thing, when LeBron was in his prime and really wanted to, he could shut down Melo, on the other hand, Melo would embarrass himself trying to guard LeBron, Lebron would make him look silly,

Agree.

I remember when the two were working out together before the 2003 NBA Draft.

Carmelo was spotted asking LeBron, "How old are you really?"

Never liked Carmelo's one-way game.

All offense, defense was an afterthought.
 

John Kelly

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#12
melo was good on offense .. wade was better overall player. LeBron best of the 3

Wade was too wild with his body early in his career.

Flying all over the place for loose balls.

Today's athletes are more measured and for good reason.

Why risk hundreds of millions of dollars for one possession in a meaningless regular-season game?
 
#16
Wade was too wild with his body early in his career.

Flying all over the place for loose balls.

Today's athletes are more measured and for good reason.

Why risk hundreds of millions of dollars for one possession in a meaningless regular-season game?
He really had no choice, he was a young guy trying to make his way in the league and establish himself, and remember, the early part of his career he didn't have a jump shot, he couldn't stay on the perimeter and shoot jumpers, for him to be effective he had to take it to the rim, and he got knocked down a lot, always picking himself off the floor after getting fouled, but that's the way he had to play, as his career went on he worked hard on his outside shot and eventually established a reliable jump shot, so the latter part of his career he was able to rely on his jumper rather than taking everything hard to the rim. Wade could have easily played another season or two, even players around the league were urging him to stick around, but he wanted to go out knowing he still had something left in his gas tank, everyone remembers Willie Mays at the end of his career, it was great Wade was able to leave the game on his own terms.
 

GameBred

I Trade Therefore I Am
#22
This was a trivia question on the NBA TV summer league broadcast a few nights ago. Their answer from
the 2002 draft was Amare and Carlos Boozer. But looking at Boozer's ppg his rookie year he didn't have
more total points than LBJ rookie season.
Gotcha. I started going through the 03 class yesterday and got through about 30 guys cause I was curious to know the answer and gave up becuase most of the remaining guys I had never heard of. Confirmed that Melo did score more and Wade and Bosh didn't. I think they fucked up the question, no big deal but as a world renowned LBJ expert :), I felt this newsworthy.
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
#23
He really had no choice, he was a young guy trying to make his way in the league and establish himself, and remember, the early part of his career he didn't have a jump shot, he couldn't stay on the perimeter and shoot jumpers, for him to be effective he had to take it to the rim, and he got knocked down a lot, always picking himself off the floor after getting fouled, but that's the way he had to play, as his career went on he worked hard on his outside shot and eventually established a reliable jump shot, so the latter part of his career he was able to rely on his jumper rather than taking everything hard to the rim. Wade could have easily played another season or two, even players around the league were urging him to stick around, but he wanted to go out knowing he still had something left in his gas tank, everyone remembers Willie Mays at the end of his career, it was great Wade was able to leave the game on his own terms.

I hate when KANE comes over the top and scores multiple winning points.

Dammit.
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
#24
This bungled trivia question reminds me of a time at the old Las Vegas Hilton when I was working a Scramble puzzle in the newspaper.

I could not decode one of the four words.

Most of the words are simple but this particular word had me stumped.

I don't remember the six-letter word now but I showed it to Richard Witt of the New York Post, who was visiting Las Vegas at the time.

Witt is one of the smartest guys around and he knows it.

He also failed to unscramble the six letters.

To which Witt looked at me and said, "They make mistakes too."

That was 25 years ago and the quote sticks with me today.
 
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