Sunday , Jun , 05 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Lebron James: nobody can guard me one-on-one

After praising how Shawn Marion is playing, LeBron James made one thing clear Saturday when asked how Marion is defending him: “I don’t feel like it’s one guy in this league that can stop me one-on-one. He’s the guy that’s guarding me, but there’s no one-on-one guy that can guard me.”


HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: LeBron James is right: nobody can guard him. Not one-on-one, at least.

James’ play has reached a new level. He always had the size and speed to breakdown defenses and get to the hoop at will. Defenses responded by sloughing off James and daring him to fire-away from the outside.

In the past, this worked. Not now, though. James has improved his jumper and punishes defenses who don’t respect his range.

When defenses help with an extra defender, James uses his basketball IQ to find others. This almost always leads to an easy basket.

Much to the chagrin of the NBA, James is a pick-your-poison player.

–Oly Sandor.

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