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Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 at 9:25 am  |  76 responses

Kevin Durant: Post Game Has ‘Grown By Leaps and Bounds’


Kevin Durant has been working out and playing maniacally during this offseason/lockout, and has placed special emphasis on a back-to-the-basket game. The Thunder superstar says his post game is coming along rather nicely. Per The Oklahoman Q&A: “My post game. I think it’s grown leaps and bounds with me being comfortable down there and having a different array of moves to work with. But it’s going to be tougher during the season to do that because of a lot of double teams. A lot of (defenders) are going to be watching if I sit in the post. If I catch it they’re going to bring a double team. So I’ve been working on passing out of it and making the right decisions as well.’ You know that’s the answer everybody wants to hear? ‘A lot of people want to see a post game, but they don’t really know what goes into it. I get a lot of opportunities to do that in the game but I get played a lot of different ways too. It’s not that easy to just go in there and sit down there and do a post move. Because if it was that easy I’d be doing it. But it’s a matter of me getting down there and fighting off double teams and making the right decisions. It’s a lot more than just going down there and posting up.’ I hear you were working out with Blake Griffin on your post game. ‘It wasn’t just on our post game. We were working with each other on different moves. Early in the summer we worked out for about a week to a week and a half out in LA. We helped each other a lot. He works hard and he’s a freak of nature. It was a joy working out with him.’ You’ve also done some work down in Miami with Joe Johnson. What did you take from those workouts? ‘I respect Joe a lot. He works hard, too. It felt like we were teammates going down there working. If the lockout keeps going, I’m going to stay down there and work out some more with him.’ Have you really been biking 40 miles at times this summer? ‘Yeah. I did it maybe five or six times in the span of two weeks. It was tough. I’d wake up at 6 o’clock and start at about 6:45 a.m. One time I didn’t come back until about 10:45 a.m. I got lost. I almost rode on the highway. But I feel stronger in my legs and my base. I did it for my base, being able to get lower and stay with my position and catch the ball where I want to catch it.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com UNFROZEN CAVEMAN LAWYER

    WE SHALL SEE.

  • http://www.slamonline.com UNFROZEN CAVEMAN LAWYER

    I WANT VIDEO OF DURANTULA AND HIS GANGLY LIMBS RIDING A BIKE.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    Nice work, slim but Metta World Peace is still not convinced. When the going gets tough, we’ll still see you hoisting contested 28 footers and nowhere near that paint.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Artest did lock him down in the ’10 playoffs but the last time OKC played in LA, KD basically did whatever he pleased out there.
    So let’s at least wait until the next time they meet in the playoffs (if ever) before we proclaim World Peace “KD stopper”.

  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance21

    I don’t think double teams are gonna be his problem, its gonna be getting post position. A lot of the 3s he faces are gonna have some weight on him and will be able to push him off the block. But its cool to hear that he’s trying to expand his game, no way it can hurt.

  • axel

    This is why durant will be better than Lebron when it’s all said and done. Lebron has the same post-game since middle school.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Didn’t know you could see the future. Negrodamus, is that you?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    @ JT Not saying that Metta is the KD stopper but in recent history, he’s done as fine a job on KD as there is (besides TA/Battier last playoffs). I dont think it is to KD’s advantage to post up stronger, quick feet/hands elite defenders IN THE PLAYOFFS but I could be wrong. He is more effective moving, coming off screens, slashing, driving against this type of defenders. Metta would much rather guard a stationary isolated KD than chase him around. Metta excels in this. But against the rest of other 3′s, post ‘em up Slim!

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    It’s good to hear that he’s not only working on his post game, but also passing out of them. If he can add the passing, dude’s game would be complete.

  • LA Huey

    co-sign seeing a photo of KD on a bike

  • http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/7021031/the-nets-nba-economics Allenp

    You know, LeBron started biking a while back. And people thought it was funny.

  • http://gmail.com z

    iceberg slim here is probly my pick for best player of the next 5 years…well it’s between him and bron, kinda a toss up…don’t be too quick to write lebron off, ppl, he’s a beast and he could still add the few things that are missing from his game. But iceberg slim does seem to be more focused on improving his game than bron.

  • Yann Blavec

    Now that he has dirk Nowitzki’s rance, he must had tony Parker’s post game.

  • Yann Blavec

    *dirk’s range.

  • http://nba.com GP23

    Future MVP no doubt !

  • bashmo

    He can work on his post game, obviously a great idea. But he needs to add size to his frame. Even with a versatile game down low guys like Gerald Wallace, Lebron, he cannot hope to back down and take advantage of.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jahmai

    Honestly, Artest looked good against Durant in the playoffs (2010) but at times I thought KD was just missing shots he normally makes, don’t know if it was all artest or just the playoffs the and pressure it brings.

  • http://bleacherreport.com/articles/670447-dwight-howard-and-andrew-bogut-a-tale-of-two-2011-all-nba-defensive-centers nbk

    Kevin Durant who are you possibly going to post up? And just because you can dribble with your back to the basket doesn’t mean you have a post game. It just means you realized you could turn the other way. lol But seriously, I bet he gets no more then 50 post up opportunities in the next season. Because he is not a realistic option in the post

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    People act like your allowed to just puch a guy off the block. That’s a foul. If KD gets position down low on 1 of many SF ( Danilo Gallinari, Luol Deng, Danny Granger, Rudy Gay) He could post up and be effective. He has to weigh around 215ish and those guys are not much more heavy if at all. And none of them have the length KD has. KD’s post game future > LBJ’s

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    *PUSH*

  • http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/miamiheat/post/_/id/6039/lebron-james-has-a-post-game nbk

    LeBron was more effective in the post last season then your boy Kobe Bryant. Just an FYI – “Through his work with assistant coach David Fizdale, LeBron has built a repertoire of post moves this season and he has been incredibly effective.

    How effective? He scores more points per post-up than Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and Joe Johnson.”

    ———Click my name—————fix your opinion

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    hmm, nice intro into Kobe>LBJ debate. Kind never mentioned his name, but if you wanna do that. Your kidding me if you think LBJ has a better post game than Kobe… I mean your all about not being an idiot when it comes to common basketball knowledge. So help me out here. Your telling me that LBJ has better post moves than Kobe? right?.. I don’t think I have ever seen one good looking post move from LBJ. Maybe one or 2 in a 8 year span. Now if your defintion of “Post moves” is refined to mean he can just body guys out of his way and then make a layup, then yeah he’s a decent post player.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Wow a 260 lb 6’8″ beast of a man scores more than 2 SG’s and a comparable size SF on the post. Amazing.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    It has nothing to do with who has “good looking post moves” but everything to do with efficiency out of the post. Kobe has the better post game but Bron did a better job of scoring out of the post last season.
    Take off your fanboy hat for one second and face the facts.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Who posts up on the Heat? Really what player posts up? They don’t have post players. If Kobe were on the Heat he would live on the post. Kobe is litterally not allowed to post up on the Lakers. It totally ruins their offense when he does. Because in general he is kicking two 7′ dudes out of the paint so that shorty can have his turn. It’s stupid to compare PPG on the post. LeBron should be posting up every other play living in the paint. Kobe shouldn’t be down there more than once or twice a game.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    I dont give a FLYING F.U.C.K. about post moves. Kobe also has better post moves then Shaq, and Patrick Ewing, and just about every player that has ever played basketball. Is he more effective? Thats all that matters. And I was just saying that to put what you said in perspective, you just basically said Durant will be better then Kobe on the block ne t season, if he’s a “push” with LeBron…despite never posting up.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    It wasnt comparing PPG on the post, its POINTS PER POST UP. You have to be a moron to not understand what that means.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Still stands that if Kobe were on the Heat he’d lead guards in post plays. It was a stupid argument to start. Kobe is the better post player. LBJ scores more on the post. There isn’t an argument to be made that LBJ is a better post player. He isn’t. Melo is a better post player also. So is Gerald Wallace. LBJ is terrrible on the post. He has gotten a little better especially last year. It was the first where I saw him actually making a concerted effort to post up on people. But his post moves are RAW as F.U.C.K.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    His post moves dont matter, what dont you get. If he shoots a 100 jump hook And makes 80, I’d rather have him then someone doing 100 different post moves and only makin 70 of them. You dont get points for havin moves. Wht a stupid argument, you don’t even attempt to read the words infront of you.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    I’ve never been a fan of paint bullying. It doesn’t work once it comes playoff time. You have to have a turn around fade away down, you have to be able to hit a hook shot, you have to be able to have your back to the basket and be able to juke one direction and go the other in order for me to consider you a ‘good’ post player. I could care less if he can jump over guys. His post game is awful. You can’t just jump over guys in the 4th QTR of game 6 or 7. You actually need moves in order to produce. I don’t know what happened to LBJ’s post game aagainst Dallas. Ohhh, that’s right you can’t just rely on your athletic skills in the final round of the playoffs.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    What do you think Shaq did for 15+ seasons? Apart from the occasional hook, Shaq was the biggest “bully” on the block.

  • T-Money

    lakeshow: your mind is made up and you will not let mere facts sway your opinion, it’s obvious. there is absolutely zero evidence that could lead you to extrapolate that kd’s post up game will be better than bron’s at ANY point in his career. let’s not even talk about post moves – dude needs a map to find the low block. and we’re not talking about ron artest – tony allen and shane battier were forcing him out to settle for 35 footers with the game on the line.

  • T-Money

    and one thing that bothers me: why are people only talking about scoring when they look for improvement? kd still plays terrible defense and averages more turnovers than assists. he’s a fine player and a truly elite scorer. but where’s the dedication on the defensive end and striving to become a playmaker? bron was a lousy defender when he came to the league and now his defensive range goes literally from jj barea to marcus camby.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    True Taylor. I am not a huge fan of shaqs style of play. But even Shaq had about 3 go to post moves. LBJ has zero. So let me ask you this fellas. Should LBJ be on the post more or Durant? A 6’10 SG vs a 6’8″ hybrid SF/PF. Ya’ll acting like LBJ and Durant have the same style of play and body type. They don’t. Bron is a playmaker with allot of strength and speed. KD is a lights out shooter and 1 on 1 nighmare on the perimeter. KD should be out of the post more but he is making improvements in an area he maybe shouldn’t even be concerned about. Where as LBJ has been told since his Sophmore season that he would be most effective Posting guys up rather than trying to blow past them every time. He hasn’t developed any post skills. He just now makes a concerted effort to go to the block. Doesn’t mean he’s in anyway a “good post player.” T-Money call me blind or a hater or whatever. LBJ is still the best talent in the L. I call it how I see it. I see it as LBJ has terrible post skills. I have the 3 biggest Bron apologist on this website telling me to take off the tinted glasses. Funny.

  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance21

    Good point T-Money. I guess talking about what defensive drills you’re doing over the summer is just not the sexy thing to talk about. But that’s definitely something he should be working on.
    @Lakeshow, what makes you say you can’t just jump over people in the 4th quarter? The lack of jukes and fakes is not what made Lebron ineffective against Dallas, it was his lack of aggression. If he would have actively posted up and played bully ball, he would have scored more and gotten to the line more. And you say Melo’s post game is better and all he does when he posts up is play bully ball.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    How am I a bron apologist, all i stated were facts. You consistently argue with people because you value your opinion over facts, not because anyone is an apologist for anything.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    If your asking me if LeBron is efficient on the block my answer is yes. If you are asking me if he is a good post player my answer is no. Only because i’m the type that likes to see post moves rather than overpowering moves. Both of those are opinions. They are both also facts. dfrance, naw it wasn’t lack of aggression. It looks that way, but only because they shut off all the lanes that he typically can take advantage of over the course of the regular season. When the lanes are open he drives them. When there not(like in the playoffs when teams take away your strong points) then he is going to look like he is ‘un-agressive’. He should have taken it to the block, but that didn’t happen because he doesn’t have an arsenal of post moves to do that against Marion. Even Kidd wasn’t having it on the block with LeBron.

  • http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/miamiheat/post/_/id/6039/lebron-james-has-a-post-game nbk

    When a game is over, do they determine the winner by who has more points or who has performed more moves? Its not an opinion, efficiency & effectiveness are more important than skill every. single. time.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Well the player without the moves probably didn’t win because he got shut down because he couldn’t use a arsenal of moves that’s needed to trick an opponet so they don’t know what your planning to do next. You can shut down the drive and slam. You can’t shut down the left hook/right hook/spin left/spin right/up and under/ fake left fade away/ fake right fade away. “DRIVE SLAM. LEBRON SMASH. ARRGH.” He’s a beast, but he’s got no post skills. You need post skills, not just supreme athletism, size and strength in the post season hate to break it to you.

  • http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/miamiheat/post/_/id/6039/lebron-james-has-a-post-game nbk

    and would you stop bringing up the Mavericks, Kobe Bryant was JUST AS BAD against them as LeBron was (worse when you factor in more then scoring, considerably worse). Kobe, 45% shooting, 23.25PPG (on 20.75 Shot Attempts) – Bron, 47.7% shooting, 17.8PPG (on 15 Shot Attempts).

  • http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/miamiheat/post/_/id/6039/lebron-james-has-a-post-game nbk

    Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan (first 3-peat) all won multiple championships without an arsenal of post moves. Shaq won multiple titles and never learned any post moves at all, outside of the basic backdown, drop step, and baby hook. There is no logical reason on earth to think post moves are essential to anything other then your entertainment. Players can win without them, they can be dominant post players without them. LeBron doesn’t need to be a swiss army knife in the post, he just needs to be efficient. And he is, despite popular opinion. Against the Mavs he was not aggressive in the post, he was not really aggressive anywhere, if something failed he went away from it. His problems are mental.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    So it would not help LBJ to learn some post moves is what your saying right? Common dude. Bird was always crafty if not good on the post. Magic would school smaller and younger cats everytime. Jordan, great on the post. Out of these 5 players MJ, Kobe, Bird, Magic, LBJ. Who is the worse on the post? Obviously James. Seriously dude wake up.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    You do know that JKidd also “wasn’t having it on the block with Kobe”?
    The same guy you claim has all the post moves in the world struggled just as bad on the block as Bron did vs the same defense. So having great moves in the post doesn’t help you when the ball isn’t going in the hoop.

  • http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/miamiheat/post/_/id/6039/lebron-james-has-a-post-game nbk

    What are you reading? When did I say he doesn’t need post moves? THis all started because you assumed that Kevin Durant saying his own post game has improved by leaps and bounds would put him on par with LeBron James in the post. Because you read things on ESPN or whatever and believe them to be true. So I showed you, with facts, that in order for you to be right, Durant would have to become more effective then Kobe Bryant. Then you go on a tangent about post moves….post moves are good, especially if all your other moves don’t work, but who gives a sh*t about post moves? Ofcourse it would benefit LeBron to learn more moves in the post, but it would also be more beneficial for Kobe Bryant to grow LeBron’s body. Bird never posted up, seriously if he caught the ball with his back to the basket he faced up. Or just shot a turn-aroudn, he didn’t perform “post moves” – that was Kevin McHales thing, plus they had Robert Parrish. Eww your argument earlier when you didn’t udnerstand what was going on (per usual conversations that involve anyone on the Lakers) was that Kobe doesn’t post up because it would take a 7 footer out of the paint, now your talking about Larry Bird playing the post, despite him being the best shooter on the court, with 2 other 7 footers (McHale was a very long 6’10″). I never said LeBron was better then any of those guys in the post, its like you read a couple words and then just ad lib the rest. smh

  • T-Money

    It’s funny that LakeShow basically decided that KD was a 2-guard so it was excusable that he didn’t have any game in the low block (even though he’s 6’10 and plays almost all of his minutes at the 3 and sometimes at the 4 in a small-ball line-up). When has KD played the 2 after the failed project during his rookie year under PJ Carlesimo? Never. / And, for the record, I actually don’t want Bron to get too cute on the block. Hard dribble, dip your shoulder, throw the jump hook. Lather, rinse, repeat.

  • bike

    Durant is right about the double team. The reason the center position and the low-post game has largely gone the way of the buffalo is because of defenders collapsing on guys getting the ball down low. They have to be able to quickly pass the ball to a guy on the outside. Same for college and pro. The low-post game simply doesn’t have the appeal it used to.

  • http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/miamiheat/post/_/id/6039/lebron-james-has-a-post-game nbk

    Durant is actually 7’0″ lol – apparently he grew after his rookie year, but doesn’t want to be labeled a 7’0″ (atleast that’s what I read earlier this year, also whoever wrote that article asked NBA players and they all said Durant is easily 7’0″) – But I cosign with you 100% T-Money.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Your all over the place homes. I don’t watch ESPN. Never have never see a point in which I will. (don’t get me wrong i’ve seen sports center before but thats not where I go. NBATV on the other hand, i’m guilty.) I can’t spend the time to read that and write up a good counter argument. Bird did not need to go to the post(like LBJ should be) because he was a knock down shooter from anywhere and a all around crafty scorer. Magic could take you to the post or shoot decently over you or his first option of finding the open man. MJ I don’t need to get into his plethora of moves. KOBE, see MJ. LBJ lacks any osrt of a go to move. He doesn’t have post moves he isn’t a very crafty scorer he is good at passing and seeing the floor. So he has holes that other greats have not had in their game. You guys are comparing a “past his prime old head” to whom you all think is the best in the game and whom you all would argue a possible GOAT. GTFOH

  • http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/miamiheat/post/_/id/6039/lebron-james-has-a-post-game nbk

    No we are just saying it’s STUPID to say Durant will be as good as LeBron on the post. It is even dumber when you keep bringing up post moves. You clearly don’t even understand the conversation you have taken part of, seeing as how you keep talking about post moves. I am not comparing LeBron to anyone, I am just showing you that post moves mean little to nothing. But you can’t seem to grasp that concept.

  • IvoL

    nbk is right, LBJ post moves are more effective than Kobe but kobe is better posting up,

    MJ was a an awesome post player and he changed his game after he left baseball… he won is first tree championships without posting up like he did in the 95-98 seasons

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Really? Post moves mean little no nothing? Wonder how the greatest post player of all time (Sorry dream) Kareem would feel about that lol. You think you and I didn’t just have the same conversacion but that’s because your trying to make me say LeBron is bad on the post which he isn’t. He can efficiently score in the post on occasion. My point being LeBron would be much better on the post if he learned some moves. Which you probably agree with. But your trying to argue. IvoL is right and you and I both agree with IvoL and that’s the funniest part of all this. I don’t have all those stats websites you like to go to, but how does LBJ compare to Kobe in the post in the playoffs?

  • http://gmail.com z

    @lakeshow and nbk: i see what both of you are saying (i think). If you just gave it the eyetest, then i think we would all agree that kob’s the better post player than bron, but if bron averages more points per post up, and is more efficient, then well…them’s the facts, i guess. i’ll make a wager that kob’s gonna come back stronger this next season and change that fact, though

  • http://gmail.com z

    lakeshow–hakeem’s the GOAT of postups

  • http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/miamiheat/post/_/id/6039/lebron-james-has-a-post-game nbk

    I don’t think there is even enough Post Up data to compare them in the playoffs alone Lake. Kobe over his career, and LeBron over his, yes, but I can tell you without a doubt (and without looking) Kobe is better/more effective in the post then LeBron up until last season, and maybe (but I doubt it) the season before that over their careers. Bron didn’t post up much last post season, (even compared to how much he posted up in the regular season, he went even further away from it) he did a little in the 1st round, and tried to for a few possessions against Dallas.

  • http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/miamiheat/post/_/id/6039/lebron-james-has-a-post-game nbk

    Kareem had like 2 moves. A hook shot and a step through. lol he was hardly the king of post moves, just the king of the most effective shot ever. Hakeem and McHale are the king of post moves. Hakeem being the GOAT because he had so many, and was soo effective.\

  • skt

    Lebron can’t post up for nothing. Everytime he get it in the post he gives a confused look, pauses, then either does a “here it goes” turnaround/ fadeaway or dribble a couple times n put the ball up. He just happens to be good enough that he can make those shots but by no means is Lebron’s post game good…he just scores. Lebron’s great but his postgame is not, and anybody who has ever seen him play has to agree.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Ya’ll know I’m not a huge fan of his. But I never mean to not recognize what is in plain sight and I’m not a hater in any sense of the word. (Except Sasha Vujabittch. Hate that kid.) I should give him more props because as Z said the facts say he is the “better” post player. nbk you know how I am with what I see. I see it with my eyes therefore know it to be true. I see that Kobe is the “better” post player and it sounds silly to say LBJ is. But the facts state him as being “better” and I will not deny that. You remember when Kobe started two seasons ago pretty much strictly going to the post? Man I loved that ish. As much or more than his 50+ point games I loved watching dude fool around on the post. He started the season above 50% shooting for a while because of it. I wish he could do that, but it just doesn’t make sense for him to do that right now. (Bynum, Gasol, Odom, Artest)

    Z: Fair enough on Hakeem being the GOAT of post. I just gave the all time scorer a nod becuase of the little ole’ thing know as the Sky Hook! :) Honestly don’t know which move i’d rather see more though, Dream shake or sky hook hmmm…

  • http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/miamiheat/post/_/id/6039/lebron-james-has-a-post-game nbk

    I feel you Lake. I’m really worried Kobe is going to be stuck playing ISO basketball this season. He won’t have the triangle to get him the ball in the right spots. I’m really worried (worried isn’t the right word, excited maybe) about the Lakers not being dominant like they were/should be.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Yeah he really shouldn’t being doing iso moreso than before. Nor should he be running around off of screens. The triangle was perfect for him. None-the-less I am optimistic for the season. Kobe has never had trouble no matter what system he has been in so I expect him to do well. But he is older now so I am hopeful that Brown can come up(let his offensive coach come up with) a useful way to use Bean. I think the offense will suck in allot of the defenses to the post leaving Kobe with enough room to pull some moves and get his shot off. He may not be quick enough to drive around them anymore, but he should have his pull up J for a while.

  • http://gmail.com z

    @lakeshow I feel ya on kob in the post I truly love seein it but like you said he’s kinda a victim of his circumstance in that he’s got other guys who r better options thanm him down there. But he’s definitely a pleasure to watch in the post (even when he misses!). But for me, nothin will ever compare to 06 when kob was droppin 50 on EVERYONE. And I feel your point on kaj in the post. Based on efficiency he WAS better than dream but…

  • http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/miamiheat/post/_/id/6039/lebron-james-has-a-post-game nbk

    Well he has only played in the triangle every year of his career except 3. lol

  • robb

    “This is why durant will be better than Lebron when it’s all said and done. Lebron has the same post-game since middle school.” <——— I don't know if "better" but definitely more well rounded.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Yes. And he excelled in those also.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    He was also in his 20′s. Not 4 knee surgeries deep and 33.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    You love raining on my parade.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    I love raining on everyone’s parade.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    lol, thats true. Your a parade rainer. So I bet Kobe puts up 25, 5, 5 again this year. Your thoughts?

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Idk what kinda pace they’ll play with but 26 4 4 is more what I was thinking. 4 assists might be high. I just don’t trust anyone on the Lakers to get him consistent assists. Especially if the non-triangle offense is gonna run through Bynum/Gasol. But I do think Kobe gonna score more points, idk how efficiently, but he’s gonna get shots. (and basically decide his own minutes, he’s like the NBA’s Peyton Manning without Phil Jackson)

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    26 5* 4 my bad.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Lol. Alright. Just wanted to make sure you weren’t one of those Kobe fallen off the face of the planet people.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    I feel like I’m objective about every player. (and I dont want Kobe peein on any of my stuff, or sh*tt*n in the house lol)

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    I guess if we’re going to dwell on post games. I submit Specimen A: Dwight Howard. Before the last year Dwight had “no” post game. He had a right hook and was most effective catching lobs or on the pick and roll. When played with single coverage by taller, stronger defenders, he struggled to score. After some Dream lessons (and SVG rebuttals), he is a far more improved post player and scores muck more easily in the post hence more a effective post player. I’ll leave it up to NBK to bring out the numbers on if Dwight was more effective/efficient before with his 1 or 2 moves OR now with a 5+ moves that he seems comfortable with. And Lakeshow can draw comparisons to this and rest the argument that Bron is better served with multiple post moves than being efficient with limited post moves.

  • ai come back

    whos stronger than dwight??

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    stronger than dwight? Easy: Perkins. DJ Mbanga is too…. they just can’t hold onto the ball?!?

  • Ali

    If the words are true, it’s gonna be great to watch him get busy on the court, and a NIGHTMARE for opposing teams.

  • Joe

    Watch closely and youll realise that Lebron doesnt asctually have many moves at all. His whole game revolves around im dropping his shoulder bumping people off him or him. He carries the ball a hell of alot as well I dont think theres a guy in the league 6,8 or above with a nicer handle than KD just look at the moves he was putting on Lebron against the melo league. Lebron post moves what!!!! Lebrons post MOVE is im going through you and hopefully not getting an offensive called. When Lebron starts to slow down like Kobe is he will not be a factor like kobe is because he doesnt have the fundamentals of Kobe or KD and he will just be a PF with no moves getting called for carries because he isnt a superstar anymore. Sorry but Dwade has alot more game than Lebron aswell and he cant even shoot! Lebron is not a great passer either, hes just a willing passer . . Magic, Stockton they were great passers Lebron just actually gives it up unlike other superstars. Well thats my Lebron rant over I feel better.

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