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Who Will Be the Face of the NBA After Lebron?

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LeBron James is hands down one of the most prolific basketball players of this time. Now playing in his 19 season he continues to play at a high level. James continues to shoot over 50% in the field goal with a scoring average of 27.0 points per game. Shooting above 70% from the free throw line this season which is his best shooting since his last run with Cleavland. Hard to say but we may not witness another talent like him in a long time. Highly anticipated number one draft pick in 2003, haw won multiple championships, and entrepreneur, and family man. Once LeBron decide to retire he would be truly missed from the game of basketball. However there is an egnigma here. Who is worthy to take the thrown and continue to make the lead of attractve, competitive, and great. There are many players in mind but only one that can hands down continue that journey.

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant is the most efficient yet effective scorer of all time. At this current moment he is the greatest skillful player in the world. According to Wikipedia, As a professional, he has won two NBA championships, an NBA Most Valuable Player Award, two Finals MVP Awards, two NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Awards, four NBA scoring titles, the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, been named to nine All-NBA teams (including six First Teams), and selected 11 times as an NBA All-Star. His Accolades alone can not describe his greatness. If you would to put KD on any team in the League, that franchise will immediately become title contenders. Simply because he is the most versatile elite forward in basketball history. Standing at 6'10 with a 7'5 wingspan he has ability of a guard at 6'2. Putting the ball on the floor and score at will with the capabilities of dribbling the basketball with the best of them. Kevin Durant can easily can take LeBron spot as being the face of the NBA.

Steph Curry

The game of basketball had completely been transformed because of Curry. Teams now shoot the 3-pointer at high volume higher than ever before. Now that the NBA offense is more faster, teams has changed the way defense is played especially guarding Steph Curry. As soon as he steps half court, you have to pay attention to details because Curry is liable to shoot from half court, 40ft, 30ft. That's how dangerous Curry can be on the offense side of the ball. Curry revolutionized how the game is played in today's NBA. Giving a chance for the athletes who may not be 6'9 with crazy athleticism. Curry eventually broken his own NBA record for consecutive games with a made three-pointer during the game between the Golden State Warriors and Utah Jazz on January 1, 2022. Right before that he passes Ray Allen for the most three pointers made in his career on December 14, 2021.Curry is the only player in NBA history to win the NBA MVP award unanimously and he also trials behind Klay Thompson for the most 3-pointers made in a single game with 13 three's made. According to Wikipedia he has the highest scoring average for a player who shot 50+% on field goals, 40+% on 3-point field goals, and 90+% on free throws for an entire season with 30.1. 1st place all-time for three-pointers made in a single season with 402. and during the NBA Finals he leads with 121 made three pointers. Curry has influence the world how basketball is played and for that reason it wouldn't be a surprise to see him become the face of the League.

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Ja Morant

According to reference page, Ja Morant was 20 years and 183 days old when he posted a 27-point triple-double. So far in his third season in the NBA, he is been trending with his dynamic style of played.

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Ja has quickly established himself as the league future All-star playing at an elite level. He is very skilful crafty, and his IQ to score the the basketball is second to none. An absolute threat as soon as the ball his in his hands. Switches up speed in a full court transition, dangerous on the half court and finnish at the rim with acrobatic style. As Morant continue to flourish in league there no doubt that he can actually be the face of the next generation of young players as well as the face of the League.

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Trae Young

Before Trae was drafted, Bleacher report praises Trae in a scout report saying, "for his tight handles, hesitations, roaming vision and passing instincts, His most valued attribute is shot-creating for teammates. Crafty off the dribble, and tough to stay in front of. He annihilate defenses and buried them in pick-and-rolls when he wound up single-covered, generating 1.082 points per possession in those situations. Young also scored 160 points out of isolation, averaging 1.019 PPP, ranking in the 85 percentile. He got to the free-throw line 8.7 times per game, but he made the most noise around the perimeter, where he sunk 118 threes. He ranked in the 88th percentile in dribble jumpers and the 96th percentile on catch-and-shoot jumpers."

On the NBA level he became more than projected. Currently he average 28.0 ppg, shooting 46% fg, and over 90% from the free throw line. In college he made some noise from shooting behind the arc shooting from far distance which is another part of his game that makes him shine. This season he is shooting at a higher percentage from the 3-point shooting at 38%.

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Trae Young is a promising talent in the league, he is very dangerous individual when the ball and can expose defense because his size. Many scouts believe that his lack of size can be a liability which is true to a certain degree but a plus on the offense. As he continues to grow in the league he can make an huge impact going forward especially when LeBron James decide to exit out.

Zion Williamson

There are other players who is worthy to be mentioned like Kawhi, Giannis, Luka, and others. But none has the hype before entering the draft like Zion Williamson. He was the closest hyped prospect since LeBron James and in many way compared to LeBron on a talented and athletic stand point.

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LeBron leads in most categories, but Zion is not to far behind him in his second year playing. He dominate in field goal percentage, making Zion a more lethal force around the rim.

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Soon as Zion became available his first 13 games he compared to LeBron show more of Zion ability to be aggressive by attacking the rim with dynamic explosivness.

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Zion is the only active and youngest member to score 20 points 14 times shooting 50 percent from the field. After he can rehab and get back on schedule Zion will likely will continue this , and eventually break this record. Williamson is a incredible athlete when it comes to fluidity, agility, and explosiveness. Voracious first step and strength like a line back. He can handle the ball well especially attacking the rim. Zion has an impressive combination of finesse and power that translates his game to a Dominique like game mix with Charles Barkley. Zion can be a face of the league if he continues to get back from injury to healthy status and produce at his high time high.


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