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Who Will Win it All?


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steviebruno

CHB NYC Delegate
Jun 5, 2013
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Comparing Luka to Bird is racist and doing him a disservice. He's mire like Harden than Bird.
Luka's skillset isn't close to Larry Bird. Larry Legend is on a whole different level and would average 35 points in this era.

Actually, he isn't all that similar to Harden either, outside of shot selection. Harden is an elite ball handler who will shred his primary defender more often than not. Harden is also much quicker and more explosive off the bounce.

Luka has his own game and it's very effective, but it's far more predicated on the pick and roll, which he uses to probe for mismatches or take advantage of defenders who were momentarily screened out of position; all he needs is a half step on you and he pretty much has you where he wants.
 

Icemmann

Breakin it down.
May 16, 2013
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Luka's skillset isn't close to Larry Bird. Larry Legend is on a whole different level and would average 35 points in this era.

Actually, he isn't all that similar to Harden either, outside of shot selection. Harden is an elite ball handler who will shred his primary defender more often than not. Harden is also much quicker and more explosive off the bounce.

Luka has his own game and it's very effective, but it's far more predicated on the pick and roll, which he uses to probe for mismatches or take advantage of defenders who were momentarily screened out of position; all he needs is a half step on you and he pretty much has you where he wants.
I don't mean he's like Bird defensively. None of the players now are remotely like the players of that era defensively.

I mean he's like the Bird 2.0 because on the surface he just seems like a big, somewhat slow dude that is still somehow able to shit on his defenders. You look at Basset Hound looking ass Bird and Greyhounds like Jordan and Pippen and you have to wonder wtf is going on there.
 
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I don't mean he's like Bird defensively. None of the players now are remotely like the players of that era defensively.

I mean he's like the Bird 2.0 because on the surface he just seems like a big, somewhat slow dude that is still somehow able to shit on his defenders. You look at Basset Hound looking ass Bird and Greyhounds like Jordan and Pippen and you have to wonder wtf is going on there.
You don't have to be quick to score. You just need skill and timing. Jomuc is slow as shit, and he still kills people.
 
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Luka's skillset isn't close to Larry Bird. Larry Legend is on a whole different level and would average 35 points in this era.

Actually, he isn't all that similar to Harden either, outside of shot selection. Harden is an elite ball handler who will shred his primary defender more often than not. Harden is also much quicker and more explosive off the bounce.

Luka has his own game and it's very effective, but it's far more predicated on the pick and roll, which he uses to probe for mismatches or take advantage of defenders who were momentarily screened out of position; all he needs is a half step on you and he pretty much has you where he wants.
I agree with most of what you said, but I just meant he's closer to Harden than Bird is all.
 

Sweethome_Bama

The World's Great Lover
Jul 29, 2012
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I'm saying Luka is a bigger Haren.
He flails, gets to his spot, draws contact just like haren.
Does he have Haren's handles? Nah he doesn't, but he has handles for his size that are the approximate level.
He has about as complete an offensive game as you can have, minus the post, his vision and passing is out of this world as well.

Only issue is his dislike for defense and mental softness.
 
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Sweethome_Bama

The World's Great Lover
Jul 29, 2012
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Harden better start taking care of his body now. He used to be a iron man but those i juroes killed him this year.
 
Oct 22, 2012
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Harden better start taking care of his body now. He used to be a iron man but those i juroes killed him this year.
Once you get those naggging quad and hamam string issues you are never quite the same. It's you body telling you that you can't handle the extra weight. I know by personal experience.
 
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Once you get those naggging quad and hamam string issues you are never quite the same. It's you body telling you that you can't handle the extra weight. I know by personal experience.
Yup. Finding that out in my hamstrings now. Finally got my knees back to the point where I can do bodyweight squats again, and my hamstrings sounds like a semi-auto shotgun going off.
 
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This loss comes down to poor coaching and not playing to your teams advantages. Budenholzer needs to go if they lose this series.