[Serious] How young of a LeBron would the
average adult male be able to beat 1 on 1?
[LAL] Nick Van Exeljaydilla211 於 1 天前 * 發表
I'm a very average adult male in the middle
of his athletic prime. 28 years old, 5'10". I play basketball and work out
regularly which would probably put me in the 90th percentile of Americans in
terms of health.
My estimated vertical is probably 20",
but there's definitely room for improvement with the BoingVERT system.
Comparing our tape:
LeBron Raymone James jaydilla211
Height 6'8" 5'10"
lbs 180 lbs
Position SF PG
Career avg (NBA regular season) 27.1/7.3/7.0 N/A
Career avg (NBA playoffs) 28.4/8.9/6.9 N/A
Career avg (college) N/A N/A
Career avg (high school) 24.8/7.9/4.9 N/A
Career avg (5th-8th) N/A 2.2/0.7/2.1/0/0.2
NBA Championships 3 TBD
(Source on the high school numbers. Math
could be wrong. I didn't come here to play school.)
Here's LeBron's height before high school
Age Grade LeBron Height
13 8 6'1"
14 9 6'3"
15 10 6'4"
16 11 6'5"
17 12 6'7"
13岁 8年级 1.85米
14岁 9年级 1.90米
15岁 10年级 1.93米
17岁 12年级 2米
Right off the bat, I couldn't beat a 13
year old LeBron. He's already towering over me at 6'1" and he averaged
18/6/3 one year later in his freshman year of high school. I didn't even make
my high school's CIF state championship basketball team.
There aren't any numbers on LeBron before
eighth grade, and unless somebody can get the raw data from Windhorst I'm going
to have to extrapolate here. In terms of stature, LeBron grew 6" in 5
years, a growth rate of 1.2"/year. That means the latest I had a physical
advantage over LeBron was when he was 9 years old at 5'9". While I have my
doubts that he was a 5'9" 9 year old, he's a physical specimen and you
have to assume he was already in peak physical condition since Versa climbing
out of his mother's hyperbaric chamber.
Through extensive Wikipedia research, I
learned that he played youth AAU basketball against much stronger competition
than I ever faced over the course of my career which means he already had a
developed game by the age of 12.
Going off of that Wikipedia research,
LeBron was introduced to the game of basketball as a 5'9" 9 year old. Even
though his skills were pretty raw at this point, he's still more naturally
gifted than I was at that age. So let's shave a few years off of that.
I believe that as an average American male,
I could beat a 7 year old, third grade LeBron James 1 on 1. I'd post that bitch
up all day.
[–]xdawsonsic 9479 指標 1 天前
I played against Lebron a handful of times when
he was a Freshman, so I have a little experience in this area.
I'll relay my thoughts about the game I
remember the most.
I was 18. A senior, decent athlete, a few
D3 offers, a few "preferred walk on" for some D1 schools. I was
6'3-6'4 and 180-190 pounds. He was 13-14 years old, and and near the same size
as I was.. but enormous feet, long arms, but lanky. Probably weighed... 170?
I'll try to keep it somewhat short... I
could hold my own against him, only because he was very, very raw. I feel my
game was as polished as it could be, while he was still just getting things
figured out. We both ended the game with similar stat lines, but the X factor
was just the raw explosiveness and athleticism... something you honestly can't
account for when talking about size, weight and even age.
I'm sure alot of you have played
basketball, maybe even lately.. but you know that first few possessions of the
game? Sizing things up.. who can move, who can shoot, how are they guarding
us.... Lebron was already on a different planet in terms of just sheer
velocity. He could just get off of his feet, make a cut, or grab a rebound
while I'm still flat footed. He didn't have springs in his legs.. he had
trampolines. I had played against alot of tier 1 talent at that point at 5-Star
and Blue Chip camps, but the odd thing is.. I knew IMMEDIATELY that this guy
was something different.. and that isn't just hindsight.
Anyway, we lost that game by 6. Which ended
up being their closest game of the year (applause? kappa)... Lebron got a steal
in the last 5 seconds to close the game.. and traveled the length of the court
for the final "nail in the coffin" dunk. I was so pissed of.. he
wasn't going to dunk on our home floor... I'm going to chase this FRESHMAN down
and foul the hell out of him. Now.. I could jump, could dunk fairly easily.. so
I figured... I can do this.. plus we are the same size.. what could go wrong?
So I get to him (he sort of took a wide approach angle), jump... andddd he's
clearly a foot above me at the apex. Easily a foot. I felt like Isiah in that
Celtics series this year. I quickly decided to just do what I could, and just
wailed on whatever part of his arms or head I could reach. The dunk failed, so
I guess it was a success... but it was just another lesson I realized that
game. This man is far superior, and he hasn't even hit puberty yet. This is
also one of those days when I decided to not play basketball in college. A rude
awakening to just how good you have to be compete.
Anyway.. back to your question... St. V was
good that year with alot of studs, so Lebron was considered "the next big
thing", but everyone knew he was different. I first heard about him when
he was around 11 years old, and I know he was beating people up at the courts
since at least that age. It's also important to realize that Lebron had
absolutely NO "puberty" stage of being uncoordinated, or 'weak', or
anything of the sort. Maverick (Lebron's cousin / business manager) used to say
that "he's the one to watch out for".. back when we were maybe 15-16
(Maverick was trying to steal my girlfriend, who went to St.V..... Mav if you
are somehow reading this... what's good man?)...
..so that being said.. all I can say is..
athleticism and that 'god given' freak-of-nature, all-worldy talent is just
something you have to 'witness' to fully comprehend.
[–][LAL] Nick Van Exeljaydilla211[S]
3429 指標 1 天前
I'm glad my shitpost opened the door for
you to share your experience playing LeBron. Very cool.
[–]xdawsonsic 974 指標 1 天前
Ha! I was in a bit of a rush and knew it
would take a minute to type that up, so I just fired it out. Shit post or not,
fun to stroll down memory lane.
Grizzlieshalestorm44 193 指標 1 天前*
This isn't a shitpost at all, this is the
complete opposite. A shitpost is one that requires no effort or has little
thought put into it. This is a masterpiece.
478 指標 1 天前
Yo that's a sick story, I would be bragging
until the end of time about how I fouled the fuck out of LeBron James on a
361 指標 1 天前
"I alllmosst blocked LeBron."
Bandwagonphliuy 57 指標 22小時前
my old room mate liked to tell the story of
how he played this D1 star in highschool. He was guarding him, stopped one of
the D1 guy's initial drives, and then someone else stole the ball from D1 guy.
So he said it counts as stopping him. I let him have it.
Blazersjessedogg 347 指標 1 天前*
fuck man, this is unreal perspective. I
actually am struggling to believe you attempted a block on 13 year LeBron... I
would tell literally every single person I met and maybe some people on the
[–]xdawsonsic 607 指標 1 天前
I have a VHS of the game somewhere in 240i
quality (at best), I should probably dig that up at some point and see if I can
make a post. I DID block him a few times.. but again, I don't really puff my chest
up about it... he wasn't even Lebron yet.
[–]xdawsonsic 360 指標 23 小時前
Just an update for all those who asked... I
reached out to the parents to see if they had a copy of the VHS, will post when
I hear something back.
Priceay21690 119 指標 1 天前
We had the chance to play SVSM at a camp
during the summer of his junior year. End of the camp is both a single
elimination tournament, then an expo where coaches picked a handful of the top
players to run a pick up game.
2nd round, we kept up with them for five
minutes because zero defense was played. Now I'm 5'10", but I feel like I
was pretty (keyword was) pretty quick. We decided to run a triangle and 2
against him on defense.
He literally laughed in our faces and
scored every single time. I couldn't keep up with him. We lost by 42 points,
that was only because he subbed out at halftime and Romeo Travis chucked 3s the
rest of the game.
[–]xdawsonsic 136 指標 1 天前
I'm actually glad I got to play against
13-14 year old Lebron... and not THAT version. I actually think he was scariest
when he was Junior. He played incredibly hard. Senior year was a joke to him, I
I was in attendance for the Oak Hill vs.
St. V game (Carmelo versus Lebron) that year... and I couldn't fathom that I
was watching the same guy.
Lebron had 36 that game, Carmelo had 34.
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