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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    Jordan was gushed over, I think, and Bird and Magic before him. What they all have in common is the "c" word-charisma.

    Lebron doesn't have it as much, nor did Kobe or Tim Duncan.

    That's a very off-the-cuff assessment!
    Both Jordan and Curry have that sparkle in their eye and a likeable smile. That, and being great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    Jordan was gushed over, I think, and Bird and Magic before him. What they all have in common is the "c" word-charisma.

    Lebron doesn't have it as much, nor did Kobe or Tim Duncan.

    That's a very off-the-cuff assessment!
    Did you just say Larry Bird is more charismatic than LeBron?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    Both Jordan and Curry have that sparkle in their eye and a likeable smile. That, and being great.
    Steph Curry, unlike any other NBA superstar with the exception of Charles Barkley, is actually extremely funny.

    He’s the executive producer of an extreme mini-golf show on NBC (called Holey Moley), and they give him plenty of camera time in which he does some prepared material, and it’s absolutely hilarious…

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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    Did you just say Larry Bird is more charismatic than LeBron?
    I think Larry was universally well liked. LeBron is not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    I think Larry was universally well liked. LeBron is not.
    By who? Larry kept out of the limelight, so he didn’t have LeBron’s non-basketball career. So it’s really tough to make this claim within a different, much smaller circle.

    In this respect, Bird was much closer to Tim Duncan than LeBron…

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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    By who? Larry kept out of the limelight, so he didn’t have LeBron’s non-basketball career. So it’s really tough to make this claim within a different, much smaller circle.

    In this respect, Bird was much closer to Tim Duncan than LeBron…
    As I said, it was off-the-cuff.

    I disagree about Bird and Duncan though. Bird had the image of being Mr. Cool and Mr. Clutch, a guy you did not want to have the last shot against you. And he was the best 3 point shooter in the game for a while there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    As I said, it was off-the-cuff.

    I disagree about Bird and Duncan though. Bird had the image of being Mr. Cool and Mr. Clutch, a guy you did not want to have the last shot against you. And he was the best 3 point shooter in the game for a while there.

    Duncan may not have had that rep, but he certainly was not the guy defenders wanted with the ball in his hands and the clock winding down. His big problem was his lack of excitement and highlight reel plays, which is why Shaq referred to him as The Big Fundamental.

    But LeBron has transcended the NBA. He’s made movies. He’s hosted SNL. He’s written a children’s book. He’s invested in other basketball leagues and promoted the sport. Larry Bird played NBA basketball, then moved on to other NBA jobs. He’s never left that world. And I don’t think anyone wanted him to…

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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    Duncan may not have had that rep, but he certainly was not the guy defenders wanted with the ball in his hands and the clock winding down. His big problem was his lack of excitement and highlight reel plays, which is why Shaq referred to him as The Big Fundamental.

    But LeBron has transcended the NBA. He’s made movies. He’s hosted SNL. He’s written a children’s book. He’s invested in other basketball leagues and promoted the sport. Larry Bird played NBA basketball, then moved on to other NBA jobs. He’s never left that world. And I don’t think anyone wanted him to…
    This tangent started with moon asking why Curry gets gushed over.

    LeBron is a huge star and one of the best ever to play. But I think his image has been tarnished in recent years by all his team-jumping and a pretty bad case of foot in mouth disease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    This tangent started with moon asking why Curry gets gushed over.

    LeBron is a huge star and one of the best ever to play. But I think his image has been tarnished in recent years by all his team-jumping and a pretty bad case of foot in mouth disease.
    I wasn't really asking "why." The guy has been great and outstanding, and he's charismatic.

    I was just saying, personally, I'm sick of it all. I think it's gone overboard, but I understand, fully, why it has.

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    NBA Draft is tonight.

    I used to get excited, but with basically all Freshmen and foreign players taking up most of the slots, it's hard to keep track of who is who, anymore.
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