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Shepherd
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Many of the same words describing LBJ herein were used for KB, but for longer in his career. Unstoppable, miraculous shots etc. And also poor shot selection and overshooting. Is LBJ hitting the wall? His only real gift is his size. That's what gets him to the basket, and the fact no one calls him for charges as he barrels through the paint helps a lot as well. Time doesn't wait for anyone, and I'm wondering if LBJ is past his prime. I'd love it personally if he wasn't able to put together anymore top seasons, and he didn't win any....


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Time waits for no man. That's about the truest statement one could make. I think LBJ is at the height of his skill set and probably within the next 2 yrs, you will see decline. He's already declined some in his jumping ability but still has very good formidable jumping ability if that makes sense. I just don't see him winning a chip with Cleveland and think he will have to go elsewhere to get it. Not sure if he wants to do that but then again, he may. He's never went through injuries like Kobe and with his body type, I don't see him playing 20 yrs like Kobe. I will say this, when he has a good rhythm going, that jumper is falling. Just my 2 cents.


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userpete1037 wrote:
Time waits for no man. That's about the truest statement one could make. I think LBJ is at the height of his skill set and probably within the next 2 yrs, you will see decline. He's already declined some in his jumping ability but still has very good formidable jumping ability if that makes sense. I just don't see him winning a chip with Cleveland and think he will have to go elsewhere to get it. Not sure if he wants to do that but then again, he may. He's never went through injuries like Kobe and with his body type, I don't see him playing 20 yrs like Kobe. I will say this, when he has a good rhythm going, that jumper is falling. Just my 2 cents.

Yup but less often than it used to. The wrinkles are showing. How many prime-ish years does he have left? 3-4? Maybe. He won't win a chip each of those years, probably none of them. So he's not catching Kobe and MJ and others, not even close.


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userpete1037 wrote:
Time waits for no man. That's about the truest statement one could make. I think LBJ is at the height of his skill set and probably within the next 2 yrs, you will see decline. He's already declined some in his jumping ability but still has very good formidable jumping ability if that makes sense. I just don't see him winning a chip with Cleveland and think he will have to go elsewhere to get it. Not sure if he wants to do that but then again, he may. He's never went through injuries like Kobe and with his body type, I don't see him playing 20 yrs like Kobe. I will say this, when he has a good rhythm going, that jumper is falling. Just my 2 cents.

I will say this: He is declining steadily, more than I initially anticipated. Last year's load in the playoffs, without love and Irving has probably taken its toll.

And curry/Westbrook/ Kwahi (Trending alert) have already eclipsed his dominance in the league, during the last couple of seasons. I have a feeling he would end up firing more coaches than he wins rings.....ROFL!!!!!!

His championship window is closing and he better win a couple soon, cause he might just end up with two.


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Cavaliers are the top seed in the Eastern Conference. I see no reason why he should put any effort into the regular season.There is no reason for me to watch a Cav's game unless we play them so I haven't seen how LeBron looks out there. We saw what he did in the Finals. Yes its possible that the Finals could have caused a decline in his game but as of right now its hard to tell. Lets just wait for the playoffs rolls around. If LeBron starts putting up 25/8/5 in the playoffs, it is safe to say his decline has been put on hold.


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Cavs are number one in a relatively weaker conference where you have toronto as the number two seed, Boston number three and Bulls(considered their main threat) appear to be in a mess. Miami/pacers/ATL/Charlotte are all in the mix. Cavs real challenge is not coming out the east, but whether they are equipped to take on GSW/Spurs or even the thunder. This is "win or bust" for them as they could potentially lose Lebron in free agency, if they fall short. There are some folks who are fortunately/unfortunately stuck with the league pass and watch other teams including....


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