Is Eric Bledsoe A ‘Mini-LeBron James’?

Is Eric Bledsoe A 'Mini-LeBron James'What’s the difference between Eric Bledsoe and LeBron James? About seven inches and that’s it. Speaking with Matt Petersen of Suns.com, Goran Dragic referred to his new teammate as a miniature LeBron:

‘Big strength’

He’s a mini-Lebron James. He’s got that big strength so when he’s in the open court, he’s unstoppable. Like a lot of fans know, I like to play fast basketball. When I get the ball to the other guy, he’s going to run. We’re going to score a lot of points.

More noteworthy than Dragic’s offensive ambitions is this “Mini LeBron” moniker Bledsoe goes by. Dragic isn’t the first one to coin him a diminutive-sized King. His handle goes back to his Los Angeles Clippers days.


‘Unstoppable’

Teammates linked him to The Chosen One on account of his potential. And for what it’s worth, ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz wrote that Chris Paul’s dad called him “Little Hercules,” which is basically the same thing.

Drawing comparison to LeBron is the ultimate of praises, and it’s one Bledsoe deserves. Not in the sense that he’s the future of the NBA, destined to shatter efficiency records and team up with the next generation’s Dwyane Wade. Rather, it attests to his sheer athletic ability, the kind that makes him “unstoppable.”

Do you agree that Eric Bledsoe is indeed a mini-LeBron James? Will you be rooting for him then?

Source: Dan Favale | Bleacher Report

Image: Sports Illustrated

Three All-NBA Teams Announced

Three All-NBA Teams AnnouncedOn Thursday, the NBA announced its selections for the 2012-13 All-NBA teams.

‘First team’

The first team includes LeBron James of the Miami Heat, Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers.

The second team includes Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks, Blake Griffin of the Clippers, Marc Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies, Tony Parker of the Spurs and Russell Westbrook of the Thunder.

Finally, the third team is comprised of David Lee of the Golden State Warriors, Paul George of the Indiana Pacers, Dwight Howard of the Lakers, Dwyane Wade of the Heat and James Harden of the Houston Rockets.


‘Phenomenal’

According to the Lakers’ Twitter account, Bryant’s 11th selection to the first team ties him with Karl Malone for the most all time. Bryant was excellent again in 2012-13, averaging 27.3 points while moving into fourth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.

Via USA Today, James led all players with 119 votes for first-team selection, while Durant was second with 102. James was once again phenomenal this season and was nearly the league’s consensus MVP (his fourth time winning the award), leading the Heat in points (26.8), assists (7.3) and rebounds (8.0) per game.

Durant wasn’t too shabby himself, averaging 28.1 points per contest.

Which team do you think is the best team among the three? And which team are you rooting for?

Source: Timothy Rapp, Bleacher Report

Image: Sports Illustrated