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Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 at 10:35 am  |  76 responses

Raymond Felton Says Carmelo Anthony a Better Scorer Than Kevin Durant


New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton, when discussing the League’s best scorers, puts Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony at the top of the list. Felton feels that his teammate Melo is a better, more versatile scorer of the two (while defending Anthony’s shot selection.) Per NBA.com: “What’s it like playing with Carmelo Anthony? Because he’s such a great player, and he kind of gets overshadowed a bit by guys like LeBron or Kevin Durant. Even though he might be the best scorer in the NBA …’ FELTON: ‘Without a doubt. Without a doubt. Because he scores in so many ways. There’s a lot of guys who can score the basketball in this league. Kevin Durant, by far, is one of the top ones. Him and Melo could be neck-and-neck — those guys can score in a lot of ways. But Melo can score in more ways than KD, because Melo can post up, he can score off the dribble, he can score in the mid-range, he can score finishing at the rim, and he can shoot threes. You’re talking about a guy who has a total, complete game, and he’s big and strong — 6-8, big body, strong body. A lot of people like to talk about how he takes a lot of shots, this and that. Listen man: We need him to score. It gets maximized because if you’re having an off night and you take thirty-something shots, it’s like, ‘Aw man, he’s shooting too much.’ If you’re having a great night, he’s got 40-something points and he took thirty-something shots, ain’t nobody saying nothing. I just tell him, ‘You do what we need you to do. As a team, we know what you’re going to do every night.’ So we gotta adjust our games to that. Me as a point guard, I have to adjust my game to that. I hate when people say about him, ‘He takes too many shots.’ People try to compare him and LeBron — two different games. Melo is who he is, LeBron is who he is. So I hate when they try to make those comparisons. You can’t say Larry Bird and Michael Jordan had the same game. They’re different, but they both got chips. Add Magic Johnson in there. Those guys all had totally, completely different games. But they all got rings. That’s all it is. I support Melo 100 percent. He knows that. We all do. And we want to continue to keep working and get better.’”

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  • Ishmael Jenkins

    Melo doesn’t get overshadowed by Durant and James…they’re just better overall players. That’s like saying Clyde Drexler was overshadowed by Michael Jordan…no, Jordan was just a better player.

  • Sizzle

    Melo may be a more dynamic scorer than Durant, but he isn’t close to sniffing the leadership level that Durant and LBJ are on. That, to me at least, is the biggest thing that separates LBJ/Durant from Melo.

  • Dfrance

    It all depends on what your definition of “better scorer” is. I agree, Melo has that bully ball element to his game that Durant can’t match, but its really hard to argue against 50, 40, 90.

  • Dfrance

    I try telling this to my Knick fan friends and its like talking to a wall. They just won’t admit that Melo is not on their level.

  • Ishmael Jenkins

    It’s not even a knock against him. He’s the 3rd best SF in the NBA…that’s pretty good I think.

  • Sin City

    I don’t agree with you, because Melo talent is up there with both. It’s just that Melo can be one-dimensional, while Bron/Durant are stat stuffers across the board. Did you notice that Durant grabs more boards and assists this year, than his current? KD flat out admitted he checks Bron stats every game, which made the media got on him for. There were numerous games in which he was a Point Forward, especially after Harden trade and West injury. I give him credit because he admitted that all he did was score, and doing only that won’t make him elite.

    Back to Melo, if he decided to humble himself and take the KD route of being a very good all-around player like LeBron, you’re telling me that he doesn’t have the talent to do so? Melo’s mentality is the only reason he is not on their level. He was a MVP candidate with Durant last season.

  • LLC#12

    Melo is slower and stronger, skill wise they’re pretty similar. Durant isn’t gonna bulldoze to the lane how Melo sometimes does. I think Melo’s mindset is more that of a scorer, cut from the same cloth as Kobe.

  • Ishmael Jenkins

    LeBron’s on a different level than Durant/Anthony because of his passing ability that he was gifted with. That and his vision. Melo actually is a good passer when he wants to be, but his instinct is always to score. One of the most one-dimensional star players in the history of the league. Durant’s instinct was to score when he first came into the league, but he caught it early enough where he could change that habit and become more well-rounded. He’s just 24. Melo’s 29. Going to be hard for him to change now.

  • Trillfamyoungin

    carmelo a better player on the low block than durant….. ima uconn fan i hope lamb get more play time this year tho

  • BugEyes

    Baby d wade said what?

  • Dfrance

    I mean, the bottom line is he’s not on their level. If he has to change is attitude, take less shots, be more of a leader, change this change that, then currently he’s not on their level.

    If he can somehow change his mentality at this stage in his career and have those changes translate into wins, then yeah, he’ll be up there. But it’s highly unlikely.

  • kc

    how many times has melo been out the first round of the playoffs??? Thats the better question…. not many.

  • Feez_22

    Melo was an mvp candidate, sure. However, the droppoff from 2 to 3 in the mvp conversation imo was a whole tier.

    We had lebron who had one of the best reg seasons from a perimeter player efficiency wise of all time… only one of 2 players ever to shoot 55+% from the field and 40%+ from 3 and is the only player in history to do it at the volume he did (since mullin didn’t do it in volume attempts like lebron did). On top of that, he was his regular 27-7-7 (26.8 pts 8 rebs 7.3asst to be exact).

    Then we had durant… One of 6 players to have a 50-40-90 season. Only 10 players in nba history have had a season like this and out of that, only larry bird, durant and dirk were volume scorers. The amazing thing with how durant did it was that he attempted 109 & 97 more threes than larry did in his 2 seasons of that type yet still shot a higher percentage from 3. Also, durant shot 750 free throws, 200 more than second place dirk. Thus, you can argue that volume wise, durant had a top 2 if not the best 50-40-90 season ever.

    Then we bring up melo. Melo was 28.7-6.9-2.6 on 45% from the field and 38% from 3. 83% from the line. Decent but this has been seen before many times in this era alone. Thus, i think in reality melo ranks lower in the talent pool. You can argue that this was melo’s best season factoring in efficiency and it still doesn’t measure up. Knicks were built for melo to playmake and he didn’t. They were built for melo to play defense (with dpoy and 2nd team all defender chandler back to protect the rim) and his defense was still paltry at best. He is just as good or better as an all around explosive scorer than durant but that’s all melo is. Thus, his talent in reality is not up there with lebrons or durants since both have talents other than scoring.

    Melo’s game is more aesthetically pleasing. He has a nice post game and a really good pull up jumper. Superb first step and a quick release. However, results say he is a one dimensional volume shooter and since he is in his prime now, chances are that won’t change.

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    Probably true but I think I’ll take the 50/40/90 guy.

  • shockexchange

    Man, Raymond Felton sure is talking a lot. First he enters the manufactured beef with the Nets, and now this. The Shock Exchange has a saying for moments like this, “Don’t talk about it, be about it.”

  • pposse

    carmello has the potential to be the better scorer but he is not the better scorer

  • Slick Ric

    More versatile? Sure, but Durant is much more efficient which is why I say he’s the better scorer.

  • LakeShow

    Let’s put it this way:

    Carmelo scores half a point more per game on 4 more buckets shot….

    No.

  • LakeShow

    Yes he does get overshadowed. That’s the definition.
    When something is much greater and larger than you are that is being overshadowed.

    And I understand your point. He just is not on their level. Is it by his own laziness? Maybe… Doesn’t matter. He’s not on KD, LBJ level.

    I actually would take Paul George and Kawi Leonard over Melo. Maybe even Parsons going foward. Melo needs guidance but doesn’t have anyone on his team to give it to him anymore.

  • LakeShow

    Carmelo has a more complete offensive game in the sense that he can score from the outside, mid range, and has a nice looking bull ball game on the post.
    KD doesn’t have a traditional post game, but when he get to the hoop he converts at a higher rate.

  • Sean Superstar Juan

    Melo is the 2k Dominique. Nothing more, nothing less. Tons of points and big scoring nights but limited as hell.

  • straight cake

    Hmmm….time to settle this debate FOR NOW:

    Kevin Durant 2012-2013 season:

    PPG: 28.1 APG: 4.6 RPG: 7.9 PER: 28.35

    Carmelo Anthony 2012-2013 season:

    PPG: 28.7 APG: 2.6 RPG: 6.9 PER: 24.83

    Pretty similar STATS if you ask me. The only reason Kevin Durant has a higher Player Efficiency Rating (PER) is because he is playing with a top 5 PG and top 10 Superstar in the NBA in Russell Westbrook who in effect also takes more shots than him during the regular season and playoffs. Would Kevin Durant have a 50-40-90 season if he did not play with Westbrook?! I DOUBT it because he would be depended upon to score more and take more shots which would make him inefficient as a Melo, Iverson or Kobe for example.

    Durant only cares about stats so much he even hired his own Analytics expert to keep track of Lebron’s stats and he even admitted he only shoots 15 or 16 times a game, why is that? its because of his partner Russell Westbrook taking more shots than him and making him look like a stat padder.

    Melo makes him teammates better by drawing double and triple teams and passing to teammates for wide open 3 pointers. He had Raymond, Prigioni and Kidd last year those were the guys that needed to set up teammates for shots, Melo’s job is to score and keep the team in the game so they can close the deal.

    The Melo/Durant debate is similar to the Barkley/Malone debate. I am pretty sure Karl Malone would not have been as good as he was statistically or had gone to two straight finals if it were not for John Stockton as his PG during the Jordan era. Barkley and Malone were similar talent wise but Malone had Stockton and Charles had nobody else on the Suns.

    Durant proved he’s no different than Melo when he lost Westbrook during the playoffs. The only difference is how they get there points and the fact Durant has Westbrook, a teammate on the All NBA Second Team. Melo is as tough as they come, and skilled. Get lost in all the stats you want, Durant never carried a team with as much weight on his shoulders as Melo. Plus he would easily facilitate more if he had a true second option scorer such as what Lebron or KD or even what James Harden has now.

    Metta World Peace shut KD down to the tune of 35% shooting against the Lakers in the 2010 playoffs and in the last three games of the WCF KD shot less than 40% and I dont need to remind you how Lebron shut him down in the NBA finals a few seasons ago even though KD averaged 30+ points those were the quietest points of any finals because they lost the finals 4-1.

    Kevin Durant in Sports Illustrated:

    “But I do look at LeBron’s box score. I want to see how many points, rebounds and assists he had, and how he shot from the field. If he had 30 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, I can tell you exactly how he did it, what type of shots he made and who he passed to.”

    Quotes from 4 time NBA Champion and 3 time Finals MVP Shaq O’Neal:

    “The day I stopped worrying about stats is the day I started winning”

    “Stats don’t matter. I care about winning, not stats. If I score 0 points and we win I’m happy. If I score 50, 60 points, break the records, and we lose, I’m pissed off. ‘Cause I knew I did something wrong. I’ll have a heck of a season if I win the championship and average 20 points a game.”

    Looks like Kevin Durant does not have his priorities in order and you sound like a biased Knicks haters and Kevin Durant Lover. Lebron is far ahead of Melo and KD but KD is not overall much better than Melo as a player.

  • Ishmael Jenkins

    You typed all of that for nothing.

    Durant’s averages after Westbrook got hurt in the playoffs:
    32 pts, 10 rebs, 6 assts, 47% FG

    Still, more complete than Anthony without Westbrook.

  • Ishmael Jenkins

    I read it too fast. The questioner is the one who said he gets overshadowed by Durant and James. I read it wrong.

    But I too would think about taking George over Melo, but not Kawhi.

  • Ishmael Jenkins

    And don’t be stupid. If a guy scores 30 a night in the Finals on 50%plus shooting, he’s not being shut down. If James Harden had showed up, the Heat would have had a competition to deal with.

    Talk about me being a “biased Knicks hater”…you sound like Melo’s your family. Go sit down.

  • straight cake

    Paul George is not even better than James Harden overall as a player and some how they give the Heat a hard time in the playoffs and Paul George plays very well and all of a sudden he is better than Melo?! Wow talk about jumping to conclusions from your perspective but then again your a Lakers fan so being delusional is the norm. Nobody was paying attention to Paul George until the Eastern Conference finals against Lebron and Miami and some how he leap frogs a solidified superstar…mhmm okay then.

    Kawhi Leonard is more on the Level of a Jimmy Butler. Great defenders who can shoot 3′s but other than that they cant create their own offense. Chandler Parsons over Melo please don’t make me laugh, Parsons is a good player but not on Melo’s level, he is not even the first option for his own team and you say he is better than Melo, pretty laughable claims you are making on this website.

    According to your logic are Parsons and Kawhi better than Derrick Rose a former NBA League MVP smh.

    You need to watch some more Basketball it seems.

  • LakeShow

    Kawhi is a dark horse. But he could become an efficient 20ppg guy in the next two seasons and be the best defending SF in the L…

    But as of today, yeah Melo.

  • LakeShow

    I’d take James Harden over Melo too…

    What do you mean “somehow they gave the Heat a hard time”? There was no “some how” about it. PG anchored the perimeter defense while Hibbert guarded the rim and they played smart offensively.

    I don’t see what being a Laker’s fan and delusional have to do with each other. The Lakers have won 16 championships sorry that they are expected to win by us fans.

    Kawhi Leonard has proven himself to be a instrumental part of a Finals team. He averaged 14 – 9 – 2 on 55% fg’s in the playoffs.

    He is also one of the best SF defenders in the L. Which is nearly as important as anything else these days. Seeing as how the SF position is the most dominant in the L right now.

    No… according to my logic they are not better than Rose. What a strange person to drag into an argument about small forwards… anywho…

    One place where you are correct is i’m being to tough on Melo. The fact is he should be a better player than he is and that’s why i’m so tough on him. I thought he was as good as LBJ coming into the L and for the first few years, but James outgrew him, Durant overtook him and these new young bucks are looking to do the same unless he changes his game plan a little bit.

  • bike

    Forget the stats. Just watch the two of them play. Durant is clearly a better offensive player than Melo. It could be argued, strictly from an offensive point of view, Durant is better than LeBron.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Kevin Durant is further ahead of Melo as a player than LeBron is ahead of Durant……that’s how much better Durant is than Melo. It’s not even remotely close.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Parsons? Leonard? don’t get ahead of yourself. LOL, but I feel the direction you are going.

  • LakeShow

    I am being a little ridiculous I know, but the fact is that they could give the Knicks nearly as much with less BS.

    And they will both be as good or better than Melo within 3 years imo.

    But yeah i’m getting a little ahead of myself.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i don’t think Parsons will ever be that good. And I wouldn’t put the chances for Leonard at anything above 50%. The guy still has to prove he can effectively, and consistently be a threat off the dribble before we make that kind of prophecy.

  • Evan Boland

    Total COMPLETE game. Lmao.

  • Evan Boland

    Blew A LOT of important possessions, though. Once again, SLAMheads, STATS are NOT basketball.

  • Ishmael Jenkins

    I watch games, don’t just need stats. Durant is simply a better player and there’s really not a lot of discussion needed. After scoring, there’s nothing really that anyone can talk about Melo’s game at length with. Durant rebounds, looks for teammates more (even without Westbrook playing), and takes better shots.

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  • MUBWAR

    it’s cool to be a hater lake but come on now. harden is not better than melo and kahwi? really? kawhi ahead of melo? i hate the knicks too but you need to relax with that

  • Evan Boland

    Agreed. He is far superior to ‘Melo. Just his play post Westbrook wasn’t as good as you’d imagine from his statistics. I was hoping Ibaka would take the opportunity to play some O, but it didn’t happen.

  • LakeShow

    Harden is better than Melo. Not in career accomplishments obviously, but as a player today… Yes, JH > CA
    I’m sorry that one is a fact.

    Neither play much defense, but Harden is the better play maker, scores similarly well, and gets to the line better.

    Kawhi I was just saying to get some feather ruffled though.

  • Ishmael Jenkins

    His play was all he could do. The Grizzlies are a great defensive team. Having to often go 1 on 5 against them…any other star player would have struggled as well. That’s more about the importance of Westbrook than it is about the bad play of Durant.

  • MUBWAR

    the only thing harden got on Melo is, he can proclaim himself the best SG in the league and melo can’t. sf position is as stacked as the pg position.

  • LakeShow

    No. Nice try with the jab, but Wade and KB both had better seasons than him last year.
    Even if he could say that it wouldn’t change anything. They are both the third best at their position. And I think Harden is better, with nothing but more upside.

  • Evan Boland

    Yeah. That’s why I was hoping Ibaka would step up. But I guess you’re right, the second round of the playoffs vs Randolph and Gasol is a pretty tough place to take a bigger role on offense. I’d like to see him take a bigger role this season. But who knows, I was watching first round 2010 LAL vs OKC and I saw him pulling some of the same moves he did this year. I wasn’t aware he had that ability in ’10. For awhile I thought he could become an all-star, but I’m not so sure anymore.

  • Mack

    Better scorer in terms of stats? Durant.
    Better scorer in terms of the eye test? Melo by a slight margin.

    Melo has one of the quickest releases in the NBA and his first step is dynamite. Durant is basically a 6-11 shooting guard with an un-blockable jumpshot.

    I’d pick Durant over Melo any day of the week, though. Simply a smarter and better overall player.

  • straight cake

    Its pretty damn close….

    Kevin Durant 2012-2013 season:

    PPG: 28.1 APG: 4.6 RPG: 7.9 PER: 28.35

    Carmelo Anthony 2012-2013 season:

    PPG: 28.7 APG: 2.6 RPG: 6.9 PER: 24.83

    FYI:

    Durant does not achieve 50-40-90 and play efficient Basketball and is even in the MVP discussion without Russell Westbrook.

    Russell Westbrook takes more shots than Durant.

    Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook won 60 games last season for the Thunder together.

    Melo won 54 games for the Knicks last season being the only #1 option.

  • straight cake

    I am just a Knicks fan and you make it sound like were comparing Kevin Durant to Rudy Gay…

  • straight cake

    He does not get 50-40-90 without Russell Westbrook who is a Top 5 Point Guard and a Top 10 Player in the NBA.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    And the playoffs are what….more difficult then the regular season? Looked like Westbrook had little to no effect on Durant’s numbers other than it being the playoffs and all the effects that has on a player.
    .
    And 4 points in PER is a pretty big deal. That’s the difference between Chris Paul and Kyrie Irving…..
    .
    Which like in both instances, doesn’t really way defense appropriately. And over values defensive rebounds and awards volume shooting….you know, the things that would make a guy like Melo look better than he was.
    .
    Oh and the Knicks? Their ability to win directly reflected their ability to hit 3′s. Melo’s scoring was a constant. It kept them in games. But to act like he was the sole reason the Knicks did what they did is frankly sad. In fact, I don’t want to talk to you about this anymore. Knicks fans make me sad.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Maybe not exactly, but he would still be considerably more efficient than Carmelo. And he isn’t and wouldn’t be a total disaster on defense….which is another huge difference between them.

  • Steven

    Scoring wise Durant is better but to say Durant is a better offensive player is idiotic.

  • Steven

    Durant gets a whistle after every miss thats why he’s efficient. That rip move is b.s

  • 504

    all you guys are drunk melo is a better scorer than kd if melo was in okc they wouldve beat the heat in the finals…. if amare was healthy you guys wouldnt even be debating this cause the knick would be just as good as any team in the east

  • Ray

    Yes, Melo was a better scorer than KD, by zero-point-something points a game. But KD is a way better PLAYER (offensively and defensively than Melo). Ask your regular Knicks fans, who would you rather have? KD or Melo? Let’s hear it.

  • straight cake

    When Kevin Durant plays a full 82 game season as the only Superstar on his team and still averages those numbers come back @ me.

    Also do not get mad at me for using facts and analysis that the media usually ignores.

  • Caboose

    Straight Cake, if you’ve EVER read anything on this site, you’d know nbk and I are two of the biggest stat heads here. And you’re BUTCHERING stats. Want some actual numbers? Ok.

    1. 4 PER is the difference between Stephen Curry and Brandon Jennings. If you wanna argue Jennings > Curry, be my guest.

    2. You say Melo was carrying the Knicks on his own. That’s funny, why did Tyson Chandler have more win shares / 48 than Melo?

    3. Speaking of win shares, Durant had > .1 more win shares / 48 than Melo. That’s about the same as the gap between LeBron and Tony Parker.

    4. Durant has a higher offensive rating and a MUCH lower defensive rating than Melo. Those aren’t even comparable.

    Now see, these are actual stats. Go back and look at points and rebounds though, it seems more your speed.

  • 504

    if melo had some one to pass the ball to like lebron or kd thenn it would be another story… look at the suppose to be supporting cast put lebron in ny it would be the same

  • Caboose

    Agree with all except…point guard is the most dominant position these days, it seems.

  • 504

    tyson is a bust good for nothin 7 footer

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    using facts? Pts/Asts/Reb/PER are stats…..they mean nothing if you don’t understand how to use them. but YAY for your ability to use the internet!

    .

    “Durant does not achieve 50-40-90 and play efficient Basketball and is even in the MVP discussion without Russell Westbrook.”

    - Not a fact. This is you making an assumption. A pretty f*cking stupid assumption, because 50-40-90 is out of the realm of possibility for Melo even if he’s playing with the 1992 Dream Team.

    .

    “Russell Westbrook takes more shots than Durant.”

    - Yes, a fact! congratulations, you found one. Pretty clearly, Durant proved he would score more without Westbrook. Just with a slightly lower efficiency…..which is still more efficient then Melo has ever even approached in the last 5 years.

    .

    “Melo won 54 games for the Knicks last season being the only #1 option.”

    - Not a fact. More this is completely stupid, and a blatant Melo homer flag that you are waving ever so proudly. Melo was really good last year…..really really good. He carried slightly more value than Tyson Chandler statistically because offense carries more weight through statistics than defense. But even with that, his win shares were only 0.2 more than Tyson. So, OBVIOUSLY, Melo wasn’t winning games for the Knicks last season by himself.
    .
    Especially considering Melo only played 67 games……
    The Knicks went, 7-8 without him. Average. They were an average team without Melo. Like everyone has been saying, he was good. But he wasn’t anything close to Durant.

  • 504

    tyson is whack fact look a the ny ind series hibbert abuse the boy fact if he play as good as defense as you all give him credit for the knicks win the series point blank

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    ……..

    What makes him so good is not his ability to guard guys 4 inches and 40lbs bigger than him.
    It’s his ability to protect the rim, stifle pick and rolls, and rotate. Basically, his defensive impact is biggest on the team, not his direct match up.

  • 504

    yeah but theres guys that could replace him and give the knicks a better shot esp for what hes getting paid i feel he didnt show up in that series just like jr

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    yeah, what guys?
    .
    who in the league is going to do what Tyson does defensively? (see, there is only (1) Roy Hibbert….but there are 25 other teams who live and die by the pick and roll – you know, the thing Tyson guards better than almost everyone from the Center position)

    while also being 13th in rebound rate, and top 10 in offensive rebound rate?
    .
    especially for the Knicks, a team who led the league in 3pt attempts……
    .
    who? Dwight? Larry Sanders? Anthony Davis? There is not one guy the Knicks could conceivably have on their team, who fits what the Knicks need out of their Center, better than Tyson Chandler.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    PG is the most talented position…..not the most dominant. Unless we are just talking about the regular season?

  • 504

    I was thinkin hibbert…. but sanders could and i wouldnt want davis to leave the no but if it was up to me id like melo to go there lol and the knicks need him to be top 5 in offensive reb cause of the 3s they shoot he has to simply do better and stop point fingers

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    there is nobody who could realistically replace Chandler and do a better job. that was my whole point by listing those players.
    .
    and Hibbert? what about the whole thing about the Knicks being extremely fast paced? he couldn’t keep up with that, and be effective for big minutes. there is way more to it then how Tyson did during the playoffs against Indiana.

  • straight cake

    Kevin Durant also gets star calls because half way through the season (2012-2013) he was on pace for 768 free throw attempts and his overall career best free throw attempts is 840 attempts (2009-2010). Also 28.9 percent of his points came from the free throw line at one point during the 12-13′ season. Your telling me that this favoritism by the referees does not contribute to his 50-40-90 stat line last season (2012-2013) also including Russell Westbrook as his teammate who takes more shots than him and allows KD to stay efficient throughout a 82 game regular season.
    Lebron himself does not even get as many calls at the foul line and sometimes he attacks the rim hard looking for contact.

  • straight cake

    ESPN1stTake makes some GREAT points:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk-lBFA8UOM

  • Caboose

    Seriously? Would you like me to respond to that or can you figure out yourself where your reasoning is flawed?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    you did not just post that…..
    .
    you realize Skip Bayless has absolutely no background in basketball right? hearing him give his basketball opinion is like listening to a 9th grader trying to explain sex…..

  • Clos1881

    Did you watch him in this years playoffs without Westbrook because that team is basically the Knicks.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Did you? How’d Durant do? – and they are really not that good without Westbrook. Just break down their players, OKC is a two headed monster, with a bunch of specialists.
    .
    All monsters with two heads, are only half as powerful with only one head. Or something like that.

  • straight cake

    Please respond I am Listening…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koA1mxyxy-4

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