Lenny Cooke Question
What the hell happened to him? I read different articles and none of them can really articulate what happened. Where is he now? Why was he ineligable to play the rest of his senior year? Why wasn't he drafted?
Character questions, lack of maturity to handle the NBA life are several factors that caused his downfall. He didn't have the maturity to handle high school, yet he choose to go from high school to pro, he just wasnt mature enough to handle the grueling NBA life and scouts and NBA teams knew that. The talent was never the question with Cooke, it was his mental make-up and maturity. If he had gone to college atleast for one year, he might have been drafted just like Lance Stephenson.
Hmm.. Thanks bro!
Was a 6'6 Power forward basically ( could handle pretty well couldn't shot and was more of a one on one player think shaun marion before developing and less bounce) also wasn't bright at all but that has alot to do with him being so good that teachers just passed him
I mean I cant tell you what happened to him in high school, but from what ive heard he had some pretty bad "posse" surrounding him. People who weren't looking for his best interest and pushed him to go pro instead of college. Some of it were family members of his.
Lenny Cooke AKA The LeBron killer
Wow, a lot of people have this story mixed up.
Lenny Cooke came out of nowhere. In "10th grade" (he was clearly older) he was playing JV for Lasalle. He averaged 30 ppg and even broke a backboard. Being that he was from NY he quickly gained a national rep. He then had a huge Junior yr and people thought he could go to the NBA out of JR year. He was getting ridiculous hype. His attitude preceded him though, he would get ejected from games, take off his jersey and leave it on the court. Supposedly after Kobe's 2nd championship he stopped by abcd camp where Lenny challenged him. Kobe declined and Lenny Cooke insulted him making lewd suggestions about his wife.
What happened to Lenny? Lebron James. The summer before Lenny's senior yr they played each other at abcd camp Lebron scored 29 and Lenny not so much. After that Lebron pretty much became Lehype and it hasn't stopped since. Anyway, Lenny started staying with these white folks in Connecticut $$$$ and going to some random Prep school. At first he wasn't even playing. Had it not been for Lebron he may have gotten away with these strange antics, but with the hype no surrounding Lebron, Lenny was written off as a head case. St.John's showed interest but Lenny obviously wasn't the qualifying type.
I would describe Lenny's game as Lebron with the skills of a young Kobe and the attitude of a young Ron Artest. Very similar to Lebron but much more arrogant.
Where is he now? Probably overseas, he got hurt supposedly and is not quite the same.
He played here in the Philippines years ago..scores very well inside..1 on 1 type of guy. very good leaping ability..Too flashy and immature..Very selfish
It was actually the other way around man. LeBron outscored Lenny 24-9 in there famous summer meeting, and LeBron scored the game winning shot. So, not exactly a "LeBron Killer".
Let me rephrase then HE WAS SHAKING THE SH*T OUTTA LEBRON.......BETTA?????