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Butler + Lebron vs. Creighton + Shaq
I assume we're talking 2000 Shaq or some similar year. Current Shaq might make it to the first tv timeout without collapsing.
Is this Bruno thing an inside joke I'm missing? Who cares if he'd be defended differently in college? It would still be far inferior players playing whatever magical junk defense that could apparently slow down Lebron.
I got the shotgun. You got the briefcase. It's all in the game though, right?
Who could mark Lebron on Maryland's team?
He would drop 40+ night in night out vs. any of these players.
What do you mean who cares? We're talking about his ability to carry a low major team to a title. Obviously he's going to be playing with and against inferior players. What is your argument?
Uh, yea, obiously 2000-2002 Shaq.
no even with Bron, GTown still loses to Florida Gulf Coast
I'm saying regardless of what defenses a college team throws at him, the whole best player in the world thing will more than mitigate that. What defense do you suggest they throw at him and how are you doing so without leaving one or two guys consistently open? Low major players might not be great but they'll make open layups. He would absolutely destroy a typical zone with his ability to drive, finish, pull up or pass as a last resort.
Do any of the college teams he faces get Rick Mahorn and Bill Laimbeer?
"And I try to har-mo-nize with songs the lonesome sparrow sings...
There are no kings inside the Gates of Eden."
I disagree that he would destroy zones with scrub players to the point that he carries a low major to a title. I'll just leave it at that.
Yes to the OP.
There's already been a test case for this. Larry Bird took Indiana State to the National Title Game. It was literally Bird and 4 goofs. The only reason they finally lost in the championship game was because they ran into a high major that also had Magic Johnson.
Well, if the GOOD teams don't have anyone who can shoot either, maybe he's got a chance on a mediocre one.
I think you're underestimating the grittiness of the college players that live in the gym.
And it's not so much the style of defense, it's the tenacity of the college guys, because they want it more.
I'm pretty sure there would not be scenarios where "a" player is guarding Lebron.
low majors are mediocre?
I'm going to say no, he won't be able to win a championship with them. Probably take them to Elite 8.
Kevin Durant only took Texas to the 2nd round and finished 3rd in Big12. His stats were unreal:
Even if LeBron scores like 35, I don't think he can take a low major team to title game.
Fire the Turd!!!
That was 19 year old Durant.
This is 28 year old Lebron who is one of the greatest players to ever live and probably the most freakish skills/size combo the league has ever seen.
Some of guys are seriously overrating college players. Almost all of the best players on the best teams are total scrubs in the NBA if they even make it there.
Offensively, I mean. Defensively they are on another planet.
Im thinking top 230ish teams would be the favorite to win it all. Hard for me to see some of these truely awful teams with no one who can shoot or defender winning it all. The key is shooters. Lebron and 4 Logan Aronhalts would do well, b/c you then couldnt triple team Lebron but v Grambling? They were the worst team in college BBall by far... Dead last in offense and defense... I dont see them beating Lousville.
Guys on bad teams can still hit open threes. And we're not talking regular open threes. We're talking completely wide open, no one within 10 feet because those are the shots they'd be getting when Lebron is triple teamed. Double teamed he'd just score at will.
Texas vs. a low major is completely different as well.
What kind of stats do you expect from Lebron?
There's literally no way to quantify the stats he would have. He could score 50 a game or have 25 rebounds.
Whatever he'd have to do to win.
By the way, if we're talking about a truly bad team, there is no way they would win it all.
IVWT said it but he would literally foul out in like 10 minutes
"I like fixing broken things" - Kevin Plank
Exactly. There are some terrible teams. Louisville beat Miami of Ohio by 41 points. Could Lebron be a 42 point swing? I guess it's possible. I just don't think it's probable. Maybe in a 7 game series he is enough to win one over Louisville. Maybe.
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