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06-28-2012, 05:14 PM
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That is true but they are different levels of talented. LeBron could go down as the greatest to ever play.
Just like with Gretzky and Crosby, there's no way Lebron is going to go down in history as a better player than Jordan.

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06-28-2012, 05:23 PM
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Just like with Gretzky and Crosby, there's no way Lebron is going to go down in history as a better player than Jordan.
Just be quiet if you have no clue what your saying. Its already been agreed by every basketball analyst that Lebron is a more skileld player than Jordan ever was. Jordan just won much more combined with his individual skill hence hes the best. This is completely different. Crosby isnt on Gretzkys level or orrs or even marios level skill wise or heck even a ot of the people on the all time greatest list.

In hockey sense lebron is basicaly a guy whos been better than Gretzky but just hasnt won as much art ross and hart mvps because he hasnt been in the league as long. (Lebron already has more mvps and rings than jordan did at his age too. 3 mvps and 1 ring to 0 and 0).

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06-28-2012, 05:30 PM
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Just be quiet if you have no clue what your saying. Its already been agreed by every basketball analyst that Lebron is a more skileld player than Jordan ever was. Jordan just won much more combined with his individual skill hence hes the best. This is completely different. Crosby isnt on Gretzkys level or orrs or even marios level skill wise.

Lol you mean Stephen A Smith said that

Once Lebron's career is over, we'll have a better idea of where he stands. He's gotta at least win 2 more titles before he can really even enter the convo with Jordan. As an individual player he's pretty damn close, but it will not be a generally accepted opinion until he gets a couple more rings.

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06-28-2012, 05:35 PM
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Just be quiet if you have no clue what your saying.
Yikes.

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Jesus... with a little bit of Moses thrown in for good measure.

But mostly, he's comparable to Jesus.

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06-28-2012, 05:40 PM
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Comparable?

Definitely Brian Trottier.

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06-28-2012, 05:43 PM
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He's a smaller, faster, more skilled, weaker, less aggressive, smarter, softer, whinier, more successful, more attractive, less durable Turner Stevenson.
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Jesus... with a little bit of Moses thrown in for good measure.

But mostly, he's comparable to Jesus.
Moses Malone and Jesus Shuttlesworth. oh i'm sorry i thought this was a basketball thread.

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06-28-2012, 06:32 PM
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Joe Sakic with a worse shot, but better vision
If anybody, I would probably say this, maybe without the worse shot.

Yes, Sakic had one of the best wrist shots of all time, but people really underrate Crosby's scoring ability as well as the great variety in ways that he scores. One also has to remember that we are comparing players in their prime and accomplishments over their whole careers to a 24-year old we haven't seen much of the past 2 years.

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Lol you mean Stephen A Smith said that

Once Lebron's career is over, we'll have a better idea of where he stands. He's gotta at least win 2 more titles before he can really even enter the convo with Jordan. As an individual player he's pretty damn close, but it will not be a generally accepted opinion until he gets a couple more rings.
He's gotta win two more titles to be in the discussions with Kobe. Jordan is light years away.

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06-28-2012, 07:16 PM
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He's a mix of the following three:

1.) Paul Kariya - Great speed and lateral mobility, carries the puck extremely well, able to beat defenders with quick 1v1 bursts, and can now beat goalies from the outside with a big shot.
2.) Peter Forsberg - Great puck protection skills, soft hands, and incredible vision. Uses lower body strength to win corner battles, and then skilled hands and vision to hit the man in the slot.
3.) Zach Parise - Natural nose for the net, knows how to get open around the edges of the crease, quick hands in tight and insane hand-eye coordination, a mucker in the corners, and second to none work ethic.

Yea, he's pretty good.

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06-28-2012, 07:24 PM
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On what planet would you consider sedin better than Crosby? That's foolish. At a point yes ovechkin was putting up more points than Crosby but its obvious Crosby is a better player and always has been. Watch the two instead of looking at stats.
Yeah everyone watched the 2, and Ovechkin during 08-10 took home 8 individual awards, 3 first team all-stars, while at that point all we heard from Crosby was a bunch of TEAM success aside from his rocket.

The only thing that's obvious is that you're a Crosby homer.

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He's a mix of the following three:

1.) Paul Kariya - Great speed and lateral mobility, carries the puck extremely well, able to beat defenders with quick 1v1 bursts, and can now beat goalies from the outside with a big shot.
2.) Peter Forsberg - Great puck protection skills, soft hands, and incredible vision. Uses lower body strength to win corner battles, and then skilled hands and vision to hit the man in the slot.
3.) Zach Parise - Natural nose for the net, knows how to get open around the edges of the crease, quick hands in tight and insane hand-eye coordination, a mucker in the corners, and second to none work ethic.

Yea, he's pretty good.
This is a good analysis.

I was going to say he's a good mix of Sakic and Forsberg.

He really is unique with his exceptional work ethic mixed with elite vision.

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06-28-2012, 07:33 PM
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Yeah everyone watched the 2, and Ovechkin during 08-10 took home 8 individual awards, 3 first team all-stars, while at that point all we heard from Crosby was a bunch of TEAM success aside from his rocket.

The only thing that's obvious is that you're a Crosby homer.
What happened then? If ovechkin is so great. Crosby is better than ovechkin.

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06-28-2012, 07:52 PM
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Joe Sakic with a worse shot, but better vision
I like it!

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Comparable?

Definitely Brian Trottier.
This for sure. Same style of play but Crosby does everything just a bit better.

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I have to agree he's a much more skilled Trottier.

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Joe Sakic is probably the best comparable. About even.

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06-28-2012, 08:21 PM
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I also would like to say that at one point Ovechkin was better. It was close, but Ovechkin was better.

The difference is, Crosby worked on every weakness he had and overall matured as a player. Ovechkin did not adapt to a changing style, and seemed to get worse as time went on.

I think a lot of it has to do with work ethic. Not to say that Ovechkin is lazy or doesn't work at it, but the work ethic of Crosby is unmatched. And that work builds on his already top-of-the-league skill and production amazingly fast and effectively.

I honestly think we are only seeing the tip of Crosby.

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yeah, don't really want to sound like a fanboy but what in the world?

the guy scored 50 G and 32 G in 41 games, you can't have an average shot with those numbers.

his play is definitely physical, he's strong on the puck, he is great on corners digging for the puck, he's very good at scoring garbage goals in the proximity of the net.

we don't know about his leadership abilities, we have never been in the Pens' locker-room, have we?

hard to compare him with anyone. I haven't seen a player working so hard to become elite at everything hockey.
Generally people mean he doesn't challenge the opposition physically.

Which is fine, he's not a big tough guy. he's pure skill and you are correct in that he is very strong. Sedin's are the same way, even worse in terms of physical play.

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Crosby is an individual. He's the kind of player you compare younger guys too.

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