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    LeBron's lack of foul calls against him

    Never has a player in NBA history been treated so favorably by the officials. What Lebron has accomplished in terms of favorable treatment has even been deemed as "impossible." Say "Hello" to the Lebron era.

    Still, we've never seen anything like this. Especially at a time when it is generally agreed with rules changes it is the most difficult time to defend on the perimeter without committing fouls.

    James is averaging 1.72 fouls per game in an average of 37.9 minutes per game. James hasn't even been in foul trouble one game this season. He never has had more than four fouls called on him in a game, and since March 1 is being called for fewer than 1.3 fouls per game.

    In 12 of the 20 games since then, James has been called for one or zero fouls in a game. James had a stretch of five straight games to conclude March averaging 36.8 minutes per game without being called for one foul. Not one in five games! In the last nine games, James has been called for three personal fouls. It's really amazing given the involvement James has in the action of the game.

    "It's impossible," said one team executive.
    James is now averaging 2.02 fouls per game in his career and has fouled out just three times in six seasons. Jordan averaged 2.6 fouls per game in his career and had fouled out eight times in his first six seasons.

    Jordan averaged fewer than two fouls per game only in his last two seasons when he was not as active as a defender, and never as few as James' current 1.72. Among some of the great perimeter players in history, at a time when substantially more perimeter contact was allowed, Larry Bird averaged about 2.5 fouls, Magic Johnson 2.26 and Jerry West and Oscar Robertson well above two per game.

    In the game now, Kobe Bryant has a career average of about 2.7 fouls per game and is about 2.3 this season. Dwyane Wade has a career average of 2.67 and is about 2.2 this season.
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    It's pretty amazing. Many have stated how great Lebron's defense has been this season. It's interesting because usually when a player picks up fouls, it means they are being aggressive defensively. It is usually a good sign. Lebron doesn't pick up fouls...at all. It truly makes you wonder...

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    maybe he just plays good D!!!

    ****in laker fans

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossup2 View Post
    maybe he just plays good D!!!

    ****in laker fans
    Good defense=being aggressive=picking up a few fouls.

    Plus, it's never been done before that a player who plays that many minutes did not get in foul trouble in a single game in their season.

    But yah, lets all ignore it. It's easier that way.

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    My bad. I didnt really look to into the article. I just assumed it was another typical lebron bashing thread, so I went to work.


    That is actually very interesting and I agree, it's ******** how that has happened.
    Last edited by VCaintdead17; 04-15-2009 at 08:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VCaintdead17 View Post
    Wow I feel so bad for the lakers. The best team in the league, the best player in the league, one of the best records. How awful.


    At least you know you will have your team in the next five years.


    Seriously, shut up. Bogus article, bogus argument
    This isn't about the Lakers. It's about the most massive showing of star treatment in an entire season of the NBA.

    Bogus argument? Lebron is doing something that is unprecedented and is deemed as impossible.

    LOL. Yet we aren't supposed to discuss this? As well as discuss how this is going to affect the future of the NBA? I mean, Lebron is doing something that is literally unthinkable...and not in a good way.

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    Pretty odd.
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    Hes that good defensively and that smart offensively

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    i was going to post the same thing but there are to many labron lover's to even agree or acknowledge this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossup2 View Post
    maybe he just plays good D!!!

    ****in laker fans
    because only laker fans should take a closer look at this and be concerned?

    its 100x more likely that 0 to 1 fouls per game means worse d than flawless d when it comes to 1v1 man to man, steals and blocks are nice but that is just one aspect of defense.
    No acting here!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Chronz View Post
    Hes that good defensively and that smart offensively
    I wouldn't say he's smarter than Jordan in either, especially in a era where fouls are called for the slightest bit of contact.
    No acting here!



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    he's still good at D
    he does get away with probably more than he should, but that doesnt take away all of his defensive prowess.

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    I read a different article about this the other day. It's astonishing how Lebron never gets called for fouls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madiaz3 View Post
    I wouldn't say he's smarter than Jordan in either, especially in a era where fouls are called for the slightest bit of contact.
    Whats funny is that this isnt even Bron's best non-fouling season, his 2nd year in the league he played 5 more MPG and only fouled .1 more per game. MJ did the same thing when he was 34.

    Do you think more or less fouls would be called on Bron back then? He could be more physical and probably a better defender because of it, but they would still call him for being more aggressive, at the same time MJ would have to change his defensive attitude in his one.

    All I know is that players dont aggressively attack LeBron, his physique intimidates on both ends, but thats because there arent too many SF in the league that can attack Bron. When Bron does guard a SG he usually gets blown by and doesnt apply much pressure.

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    Greg Oden must be the best defender in the league.

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    Shocker. I mean if anyone watched the Celtics/Cavs game on ABC last week. You don't have to be a Celtics fan to say WTF? Lebron flexing his musles all game. That's a taunting technical on every other player in the league. He complained his *** off when he did commit a foul or whatever, never got called for a tech. He travels just about every play. It's a joke. And if he ever wins a title, it's because he has the refs in his back pocket.

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