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  • LeBron James

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Thread: Who is your franchise player?

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    Default Who is your franchise player?

    This questions is sort of relevant to Matt's other thread of, would you build a team around a player, or build a team and than fit the player.

    My question is to you... What player would you start a franchise with and why?

    Reasons could be loyalty, finance, on-court, off-court, and etc.

    Please notice I went with this generation/decade of players and current ones

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    went lebron. lebron is so far ahead of anybody it is ridiculous. lebron plays all around and is among the league leaders of most major stats categories. i don't think it is impossible to imagine that if he wanted to lead the league in assists he could, points, anything except maybe blocks and boards. can play well 1-4 on either side of the ball. just insanely gifted athlete and all he wants to do is win. a big douchebag off the court but simply awesome on it.

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    LeBron. Cause of dominance. Funny how everyone is jumping back on the LeBron train these days...

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    Quote Miekenstien wrote: View Post
    went lebron. lebron is so far ahead of anybody it is ridiculous. lebron plays all around and is among the league leaders of most major stats categories. i don't think it is impossible to imagine that if he wanted to lead the league in assists he could, points, anything except maybe blocks and boards. can play well 1-4 on either side of the ball. just insanely gifted athlete and all he wants to do is win. a big douchebag off the court but simply awesome on it.
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    LeBron. Cause of dominance. Funny how everyone is jumping back on the LeBron train these days...
    Interesting, on the court he'll get you wins, but it will bring a lot of attention off the court, but this is all about results playing games.

    I went with Kevin Durant basically because he is my favourite player in the league right now. He is only 23 years old I believe, and the guy is probably the best scorer in the league. He's loyal, humble, team-first, and does not bring trouble along with him that's for sure. Only after 5 seasons, going into his 6th, he is going to be in consideration for the MVP award every year, will be an all-star starter for years to come, and is only getting better. The thing that separated for me between Durant, and James is the off-court attitude and mentalities. Humble, team-first, loyal, and is loved by the league all-around.

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    Quote Mack North wrote: View Post
    LeBron. Cause of dominance. Funny how everyone is jumping back on the LeBron train these days...
    haha. i don't like the guy but if i am building a team i am taking the best player there is. if it's a who do like most i am taking rose, then durant then 23 year old kobe(if possible).

    what if shaq, kareem, mj are on the list?
    mj then shaq then lebron for me


    is the bandwagon liking the player and being a fan or understanding he is the best ball player on the planet?

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    Quote Miekenstien wrote: View Post
    haha. i don't like the guy but if i am building a team i am taking the best player there is. if it's a who do like most i am taking rose, then durant then 23 year old kobe(if possible).

    what if shaq, kareem, mj are on the list?
    mj then shaq then lebron for me


    is the bandwagon liking the player and being a fan or understanding he is the best ball player on the planet?
    Bandwagon IMO is neither of that. Bandwagon to me is constant jumping of favourite player to favourite player because you THINK they are the best player in the league.

    I chose Kevin Durant because he is my favourite player, but I sure as hell know that LeBron is the best player in the world right now.

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    I pick Durant, as a coach I don't think I would want to coach Lebron...the is crazy good though.

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    Durant, honest, humble, can be trusted, have amazing potential, still young, great character.

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    Ideally a franchise player should be your leader as well, as is the case with most of the franchises. While Micheal Jordan and Kobe Bryant are perfect examples, in terms of talent they don't compare with Lebron James. Talent wise Lebron is my franchise player 'cause leadership is about having a positive influence on team mates and this person could be anyone, even a bench player.

    So Lebron James is my guy.
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    Quote Eric Akshinthala wrote: View Post
    While Micheal Jordan and Kobe Bryant are perfect examples, in terms of talent they don't compare with Lebron James.
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    Wa wa wa WHAT? I've heard Lebron's name brought up in MJ comparisons, but to imply that Lebron is on a whole other level?
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    Quote Garbo wrote: View Post
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    Wa wa wa WHAT? I've heard Lebron's name brought up in MJ comparisons, but to imply that Lebron is on a whole other level?
    The basketball gods may just smite you..
    You may have a different opinion and you're entitled to it. To correct your understanding my friend, the word 'level' was never used in my post.
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    Quote Eric Akshinthala wrote: View Post
    Ideally a franchise player should be your leader as well....
    Lets Lebron out. I can't say thast I have seen anything resembling leadership capability from Lebron. If MJ and Kobe are graduate, Lebron is in grade school.

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    Quote Puffer wrote: View Post
    Lets Lebron out. I can't say thast I have seen anything resembling leadership capability from Lebron. If MJ and Kobe are graduate, Lebron is in grade school.
    When it comes to leadership, I think MJ and Kobe are far better than Lebron. If you haven't seen 'anything resembling leadership' from Lebron you're absolutely right. That being said, if I have to build a team around one player, my choice would be Lebron. As my post mentions, in my opinion a leader doesn't have to be the franchise player. He should be someone who has a positive influence on his team mates. Such a player could be anyone, even one coming off the bench. A name that come to mind is Charles Oakley, not that he came off the bench.
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    Quote Eric Akshinthala wrote: View Post
    While Micheal Jordan and Kobe Bryant are perfect examples, in terms of talent they don't compare with Lebron James.
    i agree with lebron being better then kobe is or ever was but jordan. jordan is gretzky-like on a basketball court. talent wise i think jordan is better than lebron. lebron is fantastically physically gifted and an amazing basketball player but i can't agree with saying you can't compare jordans talent with his.

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    Quote Miekenstien wrote: View Post
    i agree with lebron being better then kobe is or ever was but jordan. jordan is gretzky-like on a basketball court. talent wise i think jordan is better than lebron. lebron is fantastically physically gifted and an amazing basketball player but i can't agree with saying you can't compare jordans talent with his.

    M Jordan is to Basketball what W Gretzky is to Hockey. This is an absolute fact and will remain so for a long time. In-fact he(Jordan) is my favorite too. By picking Lebron I'm speaking in relevance to this thread which is 'What player would you start your franchise with and why?'. I'm playing GM and looking out for the interest of my (fantasy) team. I know that Jordan would be the popular choice. My choice just happens to be Lebron.
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    Understand as well that I took the top players of this generation's superstars. If I were to ask in general, a lot of those names would not be up there probably other than Durant and LeBron.

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    Quote RaptorReuben wrote: View Post
    Understand as well that I took the top players of this generation's superstars. If I were to ask in general, a lot of those names would not be up there probably other than Durant and LeBron.
    lets do that

    big O
    kareem abdul
    hakeem the dream
    moses malone
    larry bird
    michael jordan
    magic
    shaq
    lebron
    kobe
    wilt
    durant

    from this list i would choose jordan and after him its a tough three way tie between magic,bird and lebron

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    Michael Jordan by far for me. The greatest of all-time. He'll bring me 6 championships and a legacy.

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    Quote RaptorReuben wrote: View Post
    Michael Jordan by far for me. The greatest of all-time. He'll bring me 6 championships and a legacy.

    Bill Russell...11 rings.

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    Quote RaptorReuben wrote: View Post
    Michael Jordan by far for me. The greatest of all-time. He'll bring me 6 championships and a legacy.
    Jordan is in 10th place, tied with 4 other players. Russell is all by himself, ahead of the other 7 Celtics players who take up most of the next 8 spots.

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