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GynoSandberg
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Who is the closest player skill wise to Lebron James in the NBA?


Thoughts?

I think James Harden.



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Navajo61490
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re: Who is the closest player skill wise to Lebron James in the NBA?


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James Harden








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BarbeTiger
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Jeremy Lin





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3HourTour
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Derrick Rose





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re: Who is the closest player skill wise to Lebron James in the NBA?


Rondo





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re: Who is the closest player skill wise to Lebron James in the NBA?


D Rose





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rondo
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re: Who is the closest player skill wise to Lebron James in the NBA?


Josh smith.





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JohnnyKilroy
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re: Who is the closest player skill wise to Lebron James in the NBA?


I'm sticking with Melo. I don't think he's THAT close to Lebron, but he's the closest imo.





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GynoSandberg
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re: Who is the closest player skill wise to Lebron James in the NBA?


Josh Smith. Good one





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J.R. Smith





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Iguodala





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Lester Earl
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re: Who is the closest player skill wise to Lebron James in the NBA?


I think Harden too. Given his passing ability.

Re: josh smith - not the scorer or passer harden/lebron are






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Russel Westbrook





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re: Who is the closest player skill wise to Lebron James in the NBA?


Josh smith size and defense + harden offense = LBJ





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Noone.





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re: Who is the closest player skill wise to Lebron James in the NBA?


Batum is a little more perimeter oriented due to build, but I think he's a decent comp. Don't think anyone really comes come to skills/style due to his build/athleticism combo.

Harden is a good one






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Josh smith size and defense + harden offense = LBJ


You know you're really great when you have to add two great players just to almost equal you






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CQQ
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re: Who is the closest player skill wise to Lebron James in the NBA?


Durant?





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GynoSandberg
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re: Who is the closest player skill wise to Lebron James in the NBA?


Rondo, Rose, Westbrook are in their own category. They are guarding 1s exclusively





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re: Who is the closest player skill wise to Lebron James in the NBA?


LeBron has a very unique skill set.

In terms of just talent--- not the mindset, not the dedication, not the willingness to fit in with others-- it's probably Melo.

Mind, there are a ton of guys with different skill sets that fit in between those two, in any serious conversation of who the second best player in the league is, but they are the 'most similar' for a point of comparison.






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