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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:32 pm    Post subject:

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Green is a better defender than Lebron.


Cool story bra.


Heís been on a anti-Lakers rampage lately, itís truly awkward.


He's not wrong though and the poster above his original response did compare Green to LeBron.


Never implied Lebron is better than Green. However, over the course of a series, Iím not sure there would be a large discrepancy.

The key difference being Lebrons clear superiority on offense.

Just line them up and compare defensive ability

Zo > Curry
Thompson > Hart (Could be close to a push if we see some improvement)
BI > Iguadala (at this stage in career)
KD > Kuzma
Draymond > Lebron (over the course of a season at least)

Only significant difference right now is experience, which the Warriors clearly possess. Our bench will be superior.

So regardless of Greens ability, our offense will pose significant issues. Last season, if the defense keyed on Julius, that was it. He either bully balled or got a charge.

Now Lebron will be able to use his post game, or create for others, or just flow with the offense and move to the 3 line to space the floor. Itís basically what we all wished Julius was.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:51 pm    Post subject:

Doc JC wrote:
PRLakeShow wrote:
Inspector Gadget wrote:
Megaton wrote:
venturalakersfan wrote:
Green is a better defender than Lebron.


Cool story bra.


Heís been on a anti-Lakers rampage lately, itís truly awkward.


He's not wrong though and the poster above his original response did compare Green to LeBron.


Never implied Lebron is better than Green. However, over the course of a series, Iím not sure there would be a large discrepancy.

The key difference being Lebrons clear superiority on offense.

Just line them up and compare defensive ability

Zo > Curry
Thompson > Hart (Could be close to a push if we see some improvement)
BI > Iguadala (at this stage in career)
KD > Kuzma
Draymond > Lebron (over the course of a season at least)

Only significant difference right now is experience, which the Warriors clearly possess. Our bench will be superior.

So regardless of Greens ability, our offense will pose significant issues. Last season, if the defense keyed on Julius, that was it. He either bully balled or got a charge.

Now Lebron will be able to use his post game, or create for others, or just flow with the offense and move to the 3 line to space the floor. Itís basically what we all wished Julius was.


Ingram better than Iggy defensively?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:13 pm    Post subject:

32 wrote:
Young Kings.

https://twitter.com/Lakers/status/1027734078429122560


That one pic looks like Kuzma playing in his drawers.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:02 pm    Post subject:

LBJ by himself gets us a 5-8 seed and probably a first round upset.
If we go further than that, it's because someone else on the team takes a leap to all star level.
We will probably lose the season series to GS. And we'd probably lose a playoff series to them as well.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:56 pm    Post subject:

ringfinger wrote:
32 wrote:
Young Kings.

https://twitter.com/Lakers/status/1027734078429122560


That one pic looks like Kuzma playing in his drawers.


I mean whatever turns u on I guess
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:34 am    Post subject:

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If Lebron could repeat this season like last season, then Lonzo would be irrelevant. To me, Lonzo or Rondo on the floor wouldn't make that much of a difference. Maybe with Lebron taking the pressure off of Lonzo this season, he might be able to make his jumpshots this season.


I don't think he's irrelevant. Whether he starts or not is irrelevant, with the presence of Rondo. But having him (even if it's off the bench) assures that there will always be another elite passer/playmaker on the floor at all times to take the pressure off of LeBron. The whole point is so that LeBron DOESN'T have to repeat the carry-job he did last season.


Kuz and Ingram can carry the load while Lebron sits. If need a ball handler, then Rondo could fill that role, too. So Lonzo isn't really needed.


Rondo can't play 48 minutes, and you don't want Kuz and Ingram creating all their offense for themselves. Never mind Lonzo is the best defensive guard, on the team, and someone who can push pace to create easy opportunities. This is a guy looking at shooting and claiming a guy has no value.


Hart is the best defensive guard on the team, I prefer him in at the end of games over Rondo and Ball.


No Hart wasn't. He was a negative on defense according to advance stats. Ball had the best net rating on the whole team.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:42 am    Post subject:

Hart was the best guard in switching onto bigs and defending in the post. But overall, Lonzo was a much better defender.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:11 am    Post subject:

Look how swole he is

https://sports.yahoo.com/lebron-james-looks-ready-play-center-instagram-hes-told-ready-luke-walton-015557909.html
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:16 am    Post subject:

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https://twitter.com/LakerFilmRoom/status/1028082336473075712

Lebron mentions Luke talked to him about playing the 5. Yes!!



Not sure if he's just joking (since the picture is a joke) or if Luke actually mentioned it. But it's nice to know that Lebron knows our coach's name.


I was gonna say, that picture's a joke, right? Thought he might be on the Mike Bibby diet.


Haha obviously.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:54 am    Post subject:

leor_77 wrote:
Look how swole he is

https://sports.yahoo.com/lebron-james-looks-ready-play-center-instagram-hes-told-ready-luke-walton-015557909.html

photoshop
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:00 am    Post subject:

audioaxes wrote:
leor_77 wrote:
Look how swole he is

https://sports.yahoo.com/lebron-james-looks-ready-play-center-instagram-hes-told-ready-luke-walton-015557909.html

photoshop


Ya think?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:20 am    Post subject:

SD2Hollyweird wrote:
audioaxes wrote:
leor_77 wrote:
Look how swole he is

https://sports.yahoo.com/lebron-james-looks-ready-play-center-instagram-hes-told-ready-luke-walton-015557909.html

photoshop


Ya think?


Lol
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:14 am    Post subject:

What exactly is the role of the 5 in our offense? It's not like he's gonna be a rim protector/roll man big...I know playing center isn't how it used to be watching Brook last year and the other C's in the league. I would love to see him in Kobe's pinch post role in the triangle where he can be the entry point to half court sets and make the necessary reads to get guys in position or get his own shot. I really have no clue what our offense is gonna look like this season..
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:15 am    Post subject:

FanOfFour wrote:
Hart was the best guard in switching onto bigs and defending in the post. But overall, Lonzo was a much better defender.


For whatever reason I forget that Hart is 6í5Ē
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:17 am    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
Green is a better defender than Lebron.

Unless he has to guard lebron
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:23 am    Post subject:

kikanga wrote:
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Still UNREAL that the greatest basketball player of all time is now a Laker. My god


Yeah, Kareem was pretty cool


I mean, it is pretty awesome that Kobe was a Laker.


Yeah, glad that Magic was a Laker


Don't play dumb guys. He's talking about Wilt.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:45 am    Post subject:

Nobody, I mean nobody can top this:

https://youtu.be/rRQu3k0wxzY?t=47


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:04 am    Post subject:

This will never get old.

https://youtu.be/-zd62MxKXp8
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:12 am    Post subject:

Judah wrote:
This will never get old.

https://youtu.be/-zd62MxKXp8


I thought it got old after the 5th angle.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:00 am    Post subject:

Halflife wrote:
venturalakersfan wrote:
Green is a better defender than Lebron.

Unless he has to guard lebron


Facts. Golden Stateís best chance vs Lebron has always been throwing as many elite defenders at him as possible. Coupled by he fact that CLEís front office completely fail to put any sort of team around Lebron in his last season.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:05 am    Post subject:

Green is a better defender than LeBron period. In a match up with Golden State at this point in his career, he'd be the second worst but least effective defender on the court. Curry at least puts in the effort and gets steals.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:41 am    Post subject:

Judah wrote:
This will never get old.

https://youtu.be/-zd62MxKXp8


Lebron makes a basketball court look so small with his combination of size and speed. I think if they knew how players would evolve they would've made the court bigger.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:40 am    Post subject:

diando wrote:
Green is a better defender than LeBron period. In a match up with Golden State at this point in his career, he'd be the second worst but least effective defender on the court. Curry at least puts in the effort and gets steals.


This post is ridiculous and reeks of bias LOL

Lebron is still a good defender and people will see it this season now that he does not have to do everything. He just had to carry the entire Cleveland team, so obviously he did not have as much energy for defense. Plus his teammates were terrible on defense and it is hard for one player to erase that, especially if that player is literally their entire offense. Lebron can still lock down. The whole Lebron can't defend narrative is BS and will be destroyed this season. Lebron is still an athletic freak with great size, a high bball IQ, and great instincts.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:49 am    Post subject:

secund2nun wrote:
diando wrote:
Green is a better defender than LeBron period. In a match up with Golden State at this point in his career, he'd be the second worst but least effective defender on the court. Curry at least puts in the effort and gets steals.


This post is ridiculous and reeks of bias LOL

Lebron is still a good defender and people will see it this season now that he does not have to do everything. He just had to carry the entire Cleveland team, so obviously he did not have as much energy for defense. Plus his teammates were terrible on defense and it is hard for one player to erase that, especially if that player is literally their entire offense. Lebron can still lock down. The whole Lebron can't defend narrative is BS and will be destroyed this season. Lebron is still an athletic freak with great size, a high bball IQ, and great instincts.


And 34 years old who hasnít defended in 2 years. It isnít a knock on Lebron that he is getting older, it happens to everyone. Guys in their mid to late 30ís donít win DPOY.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:02 am    Post subject:

I'm sure he can still D up in spurts when the need is urgent.
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