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More-Than-Most
06-23-2012, 08:48 PM
Does everyone remember the hype Lebron got before he was drafted? I do not remember anyone ever getting that much hype and he was basically a cant miss...It was promised that he would be one of the best players in the league...My question is over the last few years has anyone had that same hype leading up to the draft or the years before the draft and is there anyone on the radar down the line who could come close to that type of hype and cant miss number 1 draft pick?

Durant was expected to be good but not close to what James was... The same thing With Wall and Blake and on down the list.

ramsizzle
06-23-2012, 08:58 PM
It's Jabari Parker. Not close really. He just got the cover of sports illustrated n it's says "the best highschool basketball player since lebron James" or something of that nature

Raps08-09 Champ
06-23-2012, 09:00 PM
No one will ever reach the hype Lebron received.

But for players in the last 10 years, Wall, Griffin, Yao, and Oden were the ones I remembers who had a good amount of media coverage. As for the future, who knows.

pd7631
06-23-2012, 09:01 PM
Greg Oden

NYMetros
06-23-2012, 09:06 PM
Durant/Oden was the closest, but it still doesn't come close to comparing to the hype LeBron got.

Glen20
06-23-2012, 09:07 PM
Greg Oden

tragic...

rocket
06-23-2012, 09:10 PM
G Oden

Rivera
06-23-2012, 09:15 PM
oden/oj mayo/jabari parker

Da_Future_knick
06-23-2012, 09:21 PM
Ill be Up there Soon . Lol

Glen20
06-23-2012, 09:26 PM
oden/oj mayo/jabari parker

i remember that!
I still think he can be a great player.

StarvingKnick22
06-23-2012, 09:31 PM
Jimmer Ferdette :facepalm:

North Yorker
06-23-2012, 09:32 PM
Andrew.Wiggins.

DeyAce
06-23-2012, 09:38 PM
Oden for sure

Becks2307
06-24-2012, 04:45 AM
There was decent hype around wall in last year in high school, but coming out of UK not so much.

But this all pales in comparison to Lebron, his hype was ridiculous. ESPN showing high school games? my word...

Davidgta1
06-24-2012, 06:32 AM
Brock Lesnar (Paul Heyman Voice) lol

fadahway
06-24-2012, 11:52 AM
Jabari Parker no doubt, his basketball I.Q is ready for the NBA.

jericho
06-24-2012, 11:55 AM
Brock Lesnar (Paul Heyman Voice) lol

i would love to see him play against the heat :D

HYFR
06-24-2012, 05:30 PM
Yea the next kid to gets his hs games televised on espn with vitale screaming is the next big thing

cbreezy34
06-24-2012, 05:59 PM
Andrew Wiggins, Jabarari Parker, Oden, Durant, Julius Randle, Shabazz Muhamed.

xxplayerxx23
06-24-2012, 06:15 PM
ME :p Imagin ill be in d3!

D12 fan
06-24-2012, 06:18 PM
ME :p Imagin ill be in d3!

What?

Don't worry I expect to see you in class next month.lol

UaWilcat23
06-24-2012, 06:41 PM
:facepalm:
Andrew.Wiggins.

popo85
06-24-2012, 06:42 PM
Shabazz Muhammad UCLA!!

goose14741
06-24-2012, 06:53 PM
Shabazz and jabari

Bravo95
06-24-2012, 08:41 PM
Andrew Wiggins, Jabarari Parker, Oden, Durant, Julius Randle, Shabazz Muhamed.
Agree with this list.

JEDean89
06-24-2012, 09:30 PM
isn't andrew wiggin the name of ender in ender's game?

LongIslandIcedZ
06-24-2012, 09:45 PM
OJ Mayo was huge

Fresno
06-24-2012, 10:00 PM
Oden's hype is the closest to LeBron's.

I mean they were showing ESPN HS games of Greg Oden when he was a Junior in HS facing off against Tyler Hansbrough when he was a Senior in HS.

After Oden then it is OJ Mayo. Sports Illustrated & other media outlets had been covering OJ Mayo's HS career ever since he was in 7th grade dominating HS players. He was already 6'2 in 7th grade. But he never really became such a dominant player as he got older and he only grew like 2 more inches.

After Mayo, it has to be Jabari Parker. Sports Illustrated once again is chronicling his career and saying he's the best HS player since LeBron. I think a lot of people who follow the NBA need to be aware of this kid because he's going to be a superstar in the NBA. The only issue is that because he's a devout Mormon, he says he is really considering taking a Mormon mission when he's 19 for 2 years which would cause him to miss what would be his first 2 seasons in the NBA.

Cubs Win
06-24-2012, 10:09 PM
Oden's hype is the closest to LeBron's.

I mean they were showing ESPN HS games of Greg Oden when he was a Junior in HS facing off against Tyler Hansbrough when he was a Senior in HS.

After Oden then it is OJ Mayo. Sports Illustrated & other media outlets had been covering OJ Mayo's HS career ever since he was in 7th grade dominating HS players. He was already 6'2 in 7th grade. But he never really became such a dominant player as he got older and he only grew like 2 more inches.

After Mayo, it has to be Jabari Parker. Sports Illustrated once again is chronicling his career and saying he's the best HS player since LeBron. I think a lot of people who follow the NBA need to be aware of this kid because he's going to be a superstar in the NBA. The only issue is that because he's a devout Mormon, he says he is really considering taking a Mormon mission when he's 19 for 2 years which would cause him to miss what would be his first 2 seasons in the NBA.

That may not be as much of an issue as it seems. I was reading the other day in an article about Jabari, that the Mormon Church has allowed Bryce Harper to delay his mission until after his professional career is over. I'd assume they would allow Jabari Parker to take a similar path if he requests it. Of course, Jabari is supposedly quite religious, so there is the chance he may not choose to delay it regardless.

tredigs
06-24-2012, 10:10 PM
I watched plenty of Lebron's high school games on ESPN since he was a junior. He's the one that broke the mold in that regard. What we saw from Oden in high school (a couple games on ESPN) was simply because of Lebron. He did not command that much hype on his own.

No. Nothing has ever come close. Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem were the only other two that were truly expected to be NBA legends when they were still in high school. But media then wasn't what it is now. Cover of sports illustrated at 16 with "The Chosen One" on the cover. And they meant it. That's about as much hype as you can get.

And all 3 delivered.

We can safely say that no player in the next 3 years will receive as much hype as he did in high school. After that, it's up in the air. Eventually there will be probably someone that approaches or eclipses it though. There always is.

Uncbball234
06-24-2012, 10:22 PM
Andrew Wiggins

Ebbs
06-24-2012, 10:25 PM
Blake got the most I've seen I think. Parker is rising though.