37.0 pts a game so far, and he's guarding the best player on the opposing team. Billips has him focused.
..........................I'm speechless. I'm offended you even posed this question.
gtfo here with such a ridiculous question
dude u on crack melo is playing great but lebron good is better than his great
Wow...............after 3 games huh lol
C'MON SON get the **** out of here with that!
LeBron is much better. He has done way better in playoffs, is a better overall scorer (Melo has played in an offense with more support around him for most of his career) and is better in the open court. Shouldn't even be a question.
Have to nominate this for stupidist question of the year posted on this board
haha lay off him....obviiously a crazy question but Melos having a pretty sick year....Hes at least close to Lebron in offensive talent but we all know hes not as good of a player
no good arguments, hmm.
A jump shot from the college three to nba is all your getting in this scenerio. Who do you want taking the shot Melo or Lebron. I know who the shooter is do you? Who you got?
Talk about a question that should never be asked....
melo and lebron are in the same category he doesnt get his respect because he hasnt won anything lebron hasnt won anything! he plays in the west so of course he wont have as much success in the playoffs. head to head lebron never dominates him and look what they did on the redeem team melo was by far the better player. not saying he's better but its not that far off. just think if melos team was in the east he may be playing for a championship.
Diff kind of players really, Mello is a better shooter, scorer the best SF in the West.
He's great enough to make Pistons fans sick over missing out on him.
Lebron is more of a PF who plays PG. but he's on a different level better than anyone else in the league.
lebron isnt the most skilles take away his strength and he's average. did you watch the olympics lebron was the 5th best player behind kobe,wade,melo, and paul.
So did Scott Pollard say "Kids, do drugs"??
If so, that is stupid funny.
Lebron Has Peaked His Basketball Development And Is Only Good Due To His Exellent Athleticism.
Melo Is Can Score From Anywhere And Is Unstoppable.No Holes In His Game.
Lebron Can't Shoot.But He's A Freak Athlete With Above Average Skills.
thank you people just like lebron so much they dont give other players respect. the dumbest thing ive seen is people saying lebron is better than kobe thats dumb
Give me a break, give him Gasol and Bynum instead of Big Z and Varajeo from last year's team.
Also give LeBron Phil Jackson in stead of Mike Brown guarantee titles.
We already saw what Kobe can do w/ the type of talent LeBron has on his team he couldn't get out of the 1st round. Meanwhile LeBron willed his team to beat the Pistons in 07 and took the Celtics down to the wire in Game 7 in 08.
While Kobe got outplayed by Pierce esp. Game 4 when the series turned, Celtics missed a free throws late in Game 5, then they blew out the Lakers in Game 6.
Yeah Kobe is a better jump shooter and ft shooter but besides that where is he clearly better.
Also LeBron can't shoot? 49% from the field and 34.4% on 3's.
Kobe 47% from the field & 35% from 3's guess he can't shoot either.
Lebron more pts, rebs, asts, stls, blocks, free throw made & attempted, better fg% during the reg. season.
In the playoffs last year Lebron more pts, rebs, asts. About the same in steals, blocks, 3pt %
Also runner up as the Defensive player of the Year.
Not Kobe's fault he's had a better teammates, coach, GM, Owner you name it.
Probably why LeBron has to leave Cleveland to get a ring becaz these guys Ferry and Brown aren't getting it done.
Of course his shooting percentage will be high when he shoots lay-ups and dunks half the time.
In the playoffs he will not be allowed to do that and they will lose.
Of course his shooting percentage will be high when he shoots lay-ups and dunks half the time.
In the playoffs he will not be allowed to do that and they will lose.
Yeah by the impulsive reactions on this topic it's clear most of you aren't 18 yet. Anyway Beanz brings up a good point about the western and eastern conference difference. The constant competition in the west may be what ends up giving Carmelo the one up on Lebron.
NOEP NOPE NOPE..ILL give you melo being a better scorer but not a better player...and im a bigger melo fan then lebron(another hometown product). melo is having a hell of a year so far though
not saying hes better but lebrons not on another level the east doesnt have the players or teams like the west. its easy to make it through the playoffs people say lebrons teammates suck they won the most games last year they would look alot better if lebron quit trying to play everybodys position hes doing too much. and yeah lebron will shoot a high % that doesnt mean he can shoot derrick rose shoot 49% and we know he cant shoot. like i said if you watch the olympics lebron struggled to score cuz u can sit big men in the paint thats why wade and melo killed people even in the world championship melo killed everybody. and neither is a great defender they are willing defenders cuz they will guard good players. people say lebron is a great defender cuz he blocks shots from behind that doesnt make you a great defender he doesnt shut people down that why delonte had to guard turk in the playoffs last year and he didnt guard rashard either he guarded the point guard and got lit up by skip. nike is making him into a basketball god hes a good play with great strength and athletics. i think in the long run melo will be better cuz he can do so much more on offense and he plays hard on defense may not shut you down but he competes he score way easier than lebron and passes just as well but he lets his point guard do the passing unlike lebron. mo williams assist go down every year playing with lebron ot hes not a great passer he just has the ball all the time. everytime lebron has played a great team in the playoffs he gets beat and storm off the court. all im saying is melo does his job and does it as good as any player in the league he scores and rebounds he doesnt try to play everybodys position and get 8 assist a night and make his point guard a spot up shooter. yeah lebron has all around stats but none of his teammates have great numbers cuz lebron wants to do everything and hes not effective without the ball in his hands. keep taking my points im telling it how i see it if you watch the games hes either scoring on a big man or a small guard off the pick and roll. i bet lebron wont come play in the west teams in the west have great young talent and cap space but hes not thinking about that cuz he would not be able to compete.
you couldnt be more wrong..for one lebron didnt struggle to score in the olympics..he averged 15 a game wihle shooting 67 percent from 2 and 47 percent from there...how is that struggling?..while averaging 8 reb and 7 ast..melo averaged 11pts 4 reb .4 ast 48 percent from 2 and 37 from 3...wade put up 16 4 and 1.9 on 73% 47 from 3.......i dont think you did youre research when you made that statement...and isnt all around stats something that you want?..meo doesnt have all around stats because he doest do someo fo the things liek pass and handle as well as lebron..if lebron played in the west,euro,mars,street ball. he would still be one of the top 2 dominate players..come on now...i like melo alot more then lebron but that doesnt mean i cant be a realist
i meant the world championships lebron is good but he gets alot of calls his way and he only has all around stats cuz he doesnt let his teammates do anything except shoot when he passes to them and set picks. mo williams went from being a decent passer to being a spot up shooter with lebron lebron is good but hes not effective without the ball thats why he cant beat great teams in a series. melo plays in the west and has been to the playoffs every year against greater competion wade is by far the second best player in the league when you look at talent you have to look at how long can you dominate lebron wont be greal that long cuz of his body hes got a big mans body with a guards game meaning he wont always be able to outrun and out jump people he will be average once he turns 30 whereas other player will still dominate cuz they dont depend on strength and jumping ability
ok..but whats more important with better competition..the world championships or the olympics?..world championships is like preseason ..the olympics is the playoffs..mo williams is a career 4ast a game player..he was never a guy who would get you alot or double figure assist..and lebron is great without the ball????..how about this..take away both players ability to score and who would have a better impact ont he game...lebron would get double figure assist as well as rebounds and be one of the best defenders in the leauge...melo would be???????..exactly.or imagin if lebron had a team of billups,nene kenyon,birdman, jr smith ..the other team then couldnt focus all there defense on him so imgain how much more the game would open up for him. yeah he wont always be able to out rin and out jump people why do you think his jumper keeps getting better...what you think jordan did when he could no longer out run and out jump people?.....lebron will be average at 30???..lol..please tell me this is a joke...im not even in nba condition and im 30 and can still dunk on people so you telling me that lebron whos 6'8 in muccccch better condition then me and much higher vert wont be able to dunk on people or just be average?..what do you think 30 is 40 or something?..grant hill still dunks on people and how old do you think he is?..yep lebron just got mvp and is the disscussion for one of the best players ever just because hes overhyped
also the world championship was back in 2006..3 years ago..you really baseing some of youre arguement on that?
they had kobe in the olympics thats a huge diff and also lebron is not a point guard who cares about assist from your small foward i want point and rebounds. hes nowhere close to a great defender he get blocks from behind off of hustle that doesnt make you a great defender if he was great why didnt he guard turk or rashard in the playoffs last year? he guarded rafer alston and gave up 25 one game stop watching highlights and watch the games great defenders stop people from scoring one on one not be a weakside shot blocker or play the passing lanes. everybody you named dont weigh 270 pounds thats a big guy and he jumps off one foot i didnt say he wouldnt be able to dunk but hes not going to jump high and put fear in shot blockers. he has the same body as shaun kemp and we know what he started looking like the guy has a big mans body hes hes naturally big lebron is like shaq and barkley they dont get skinny they just get bigger. if you gave lebron those guys billups would be a spot up shooter and they would get killed out west. lebron is not effective without the ball all hes good for is alley oops thats it. mo wasnt a great passer but he barely get a chance to bring the ball up court lebron has to realize he not a point guard thats why he could never play with a great 1 he want to run the offense if he let somebody else do something they would be a much better team thats why the great teams beat him in series he also need to step up a guard great player the whole game not just sometimes it no reason 6'3 delonte has to guard 6'10 turk and lebron is guarding 6'2 rafer alston great player dont do that especially when you are down in the series
I seem to remember six weeks ago I said Melo would lead the NBA in scoring and that he was the best pure scorer in the NBA!!! Where are those people who disagreed with me. I know it's only 4 games in, but that's all I have to go by!
Here's Melo....30, 41, 42 and 25 (he didn't play the fourth quarter of this game.) I'm back.
Dhamp2...the greatest basketball mind in the world. Next to Hubie Brown anyway.
Lebron Is On A Whole Different Level, When Melo Can Drop 40 With 8 Boards And 11 Assist CONSISTENTLY Then We Can Talk.....Lebron Does So Much More Than Just Score Man
first of all you want assists from anywhere u get it..if youre pg doesnt give it then you want it from somewhere... second of all lebron made FIRST TEAM ALL DEFENSE...so obviously he can play defense dont you think...did carmelo make any team?and wht does having kobe in theolmpics have to do with lebron playing better then melo??..you make no sense...you obviously just speak without thinking because lebron only guarded rafer when there was a switch..go back and look at the games ill put game 1 and three on here if you need to see who lebron guarded..and to say lebron will be like shawn kemp makes no sense either..they are 2 different people...it would make more sense that melo gets out of shape before lebron because he even said his self he gets ovtoo easily..as a matter of fact he even said this year how he hand to lose some of the fat he had cuz he was over weight...if you gonna statacts make sure they are fact s or if you gonna say anhting make sure you have something to back it up...you mention olympics melo was better but then i gave you FACTS that he wasnt...you said lebron isnt a good defender and just bblocks from behind and i presented FACTS with him making first team all defense..you say hes not that good but the FACTS showed yet again that he is with the mvp trophy..you judge a player by there all around ability..scoring rebounds defense blocks...lebron has less talent but more assits hmmmm.. he does more cuz not only does he have to on the cavs but he can..melo doesnt do those things because he cant....when melo starts getting triple doubles,making othebetter, make any all defense team, gets mvp ..or how about this ..gets to the nba finals then you have a arguement about melo being better but untill you have any proof besides what you think then what you say is just youre wrong opinion
Get off his nuts.Until Lebron can shoot,Melo gets the upper hand.D-Wade is also better than Lebron and we all know Kobe is.
lol...so people are on his nuts just because hes better...so because melo can shoot hes better?..last i checked the player whos betteris the player who out plays the other in more then just one aspect of the game...it has nothing to do with being on someones nuts when they are stating facts...and the fact is melo isnt better then lebron..if you feel he is then give youre proof cuz saying "get off his nuts melo can shoot better so he has the upper hand" is not proof buddy
Bigbuisness Is A Big Fool, If Shooting Was The Only Aspect of The Game That Mattered,Then Anthony Morrow Would Be The Best Dude In The League Lol, Dude A Fool
Lebron Is Better Than Melo Point Blank, And Wade As Well.
Yall have to look at more than scoring to determine who's better than who. You actually have to watch games and see who's better at more different aspects of the game. Yes, Melo is scoring at an outrageous rate right now, but he's not a better basketball player than Lebron. I really dont feel like breaking down all the areas he's better at, but trust me, Lebron James is the better ball player.
exactly..and liek i said befor ei actually like melo( and wade for that matter) then lebron...it was the same case years ago with karl malone...i did not like him nor duncan..(duncan more so because he was boring and i didnt understand the game that well, i figured if you were more vocal and exciting then you were better)..with malone his game was just ugly to me..he would drive to the hole wildly then in his latter years his layups were ugly...but i had to respect his game/skill because he got it done and would punish players checking him and take over games..cant let youre bias towards a player over look talent...alot of knicks clippers fans on here and even laker fans do it..igy youre actually one f the few who were philly fans who didnt go crazy over how good jru was gonn abe in year one
He plays exactly like Royal Ivey...I think he can develop into a Delonte West, but right now, and probably in the near future, he's essentially the same player as Ivey. And Ivey's already on our team!
Yea, he has never been that impressive to me at all. I never understood what the hype was about....he doesn't do anything that's NBA level. Except he hustles pretty hard. Couldve gotten an undrafted player for that.