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NFT: HS bball prospect "better than Lebron" at the same age?

DanMetroMan : 8/13/2019 12:37 pm
“In the best freshman conversation, he’s 1,” a veteran of the grassroots basketball scene told “He’s better than LeBron as a freshman. Bron was good, real good. Emoni is dominant.”

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Wasn't Barrett supposed to be as good as LeBron at the same age?  
Anakim : 8/13/2019 12:38 pm : link
Hell, what about Wiggins?
figgy2989 : 8/13/2019 12:39 pm : link
Brony...what is with these names!
Holy shit  
figgy2989 : 8/13/2019 12:40 pm : link
6'8" at 15!
How bad are the Knicks supposed to be in 2022??  
The_Boss : 8/13/2019 12:46 pm : link
“Shit the bed for Bates” in ‘22?
Master Bates  
Anakim : 8/13/2019 12:47 pm : link
are those JV highlights?  
jestersdead : 8/13/2019 12:53 pm : link
not trying to be a dick, just wondering.
RE: How bad are the Knicks supposed to be in 2022??  
M.S. : 8/13/2019 1:28 pm : link
In comment 14529138 The_Boss said:
“Shit the bed for Bates” in ‘22?

How bad? Real bad. In perpetuity.
gmenatlarge : 8/13/2019 1:32 pm : link
will NOT get Bates, we know that much...
He's almost  
Joey in VA : 8/13/2019 1:51 pm : link
As good as Teen Wolf was.
Some years ago...  
bw in dc : 8/13/2019 1:58 pm : link
there was a documentary about Lenny Cooke. A highly skilled high school player who was challenging LBJ for best high school player.

Well, some of the game footage at AAU tournaments is really telling. Cooke is there and he's good. Carmello is there and he's terrific. And others. But LBJ was so much better than all of those guys. He just owned the floor. So it's a big title to wear calling this kid the next LBJ...
He looks very quick and very well coached. We'll see what happens,  
Ira : 8/13/2019 2:06 pm : link
but I like what I saw in that video.
Not meaning to sound jerky ...  
Beezer : 8/13/2019 2:22 pm : link
but if you go to enough decent sized AAU tournaments, you see kids that stand out like that just about every weekend.

"Better than LeBron" at his age.

Let's let the next few years play out.

If I had throwaway money, I'd bet he doesn't pan out. Not because I don't think he's good. But people get excited kids' talent all the time, and very few meet expectations. "Better than LeBron?" My money's on ... no.
* about kids' talent  
Beezer : 8/13/2019 2:23 pm : link
we have kids in NC AAU  
BCD : 8/13/2019 6:07 pm : link
that's better than this kid....age and talent will catch up to him as it does all the time.....meaning some guys he's playing with now will end up much better when college comes around.
The varsity was #1 in NY #9 in the country my freshman year in HS  
Mendenhall64 : 8/13/2019 8:17 pm : link
None of them made the NBA. One guy from my class and another underclassman had cups of coffee. A couple of opponents had careers and one of them has 3 Rings. I say this to point out how difficult it is to make it; let alone be considered one of the best all time at that age.
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