Thursday, September 16, 2010
When you compare these two players you have to ask yourself, are we talking offensively? or are we talking all-around? Offensively, as of right now there is no question that Durantula is better than LBJ. Durant averaged 30ppg,90%ft.,47%fg.,36%3pt for the up and coming Oklahoma Thunder last season. Now if we are talking all-around player than clearly Lebron is the better player. James put up 29ppg,9reb,and 7ast per game for the 09/10 season. Will Durants explosive offensive performances in the FIBA Olympic tournament games give him the killer instinct mentally to elevate his skills to an elite all-around level? Will Lebron average a triple double for the entire season now that he has two consistant offensive weapons in Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh? Only time will tell but everyone is definitely looking forward to the new 2010/2011 season.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Scola made Argentina's last five field goals, didn't miss a shot in the fourth quarter and scored 37 points on 14-for-20 shooting Tuesday night. He also had two assists and a key late steal in one of the more dominating performances I've ever witnessed by a single player in an international basketball game. (Sadly, I only watched Oscar Schmidt of Brazil play in person in 1996, at the tail end of his career).
"It was an amazing basketball game. I wish I was neither Argentinian nor Brazilian so I could have watched the game and enjoyed it from that perspective," said Scola, the leading scorer by far in this tournament with an average of 30.4 points per game.
Article courtesy of espn.com by Chris Sheridan