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,
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.
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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