15 PLAYERS WHO CAN BEAT LEBRON 1 On 1 (VIEW LIST)

 

 Blake Griffin

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Blake Griffin is the only guy on this list who might be as athletic, if not more so, than LeBron James. We’ve all seen the dunk highlights and all that by now. But Blake’s athleticism gives him a huge advantage in one-on-one. If you can out-athlete someone, and they’re the only one standing in your way, it becomes pretty clear what you have to do. Use your athleticism to overpower your opponent. If Blake could do that against James, he could win that game.

 

Deron Williams

D-Will

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 Deron Williams is a tough point guard who plays very unselfish basketball. But he grew up shooting from crazy distances in his back yard, and as a result he has a lethal weapon for this game. He’s quick enough to get to the rim, but if he starts heating up from mid-range or outside, he becomes very danger

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  Kevin Love

K-Love

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Kevin Love is a little taller than LeBron, is an elite rebounder and can shoot all the way out to the 3-point arc. He’ll smother any loose balls or missed shots and he can make you pay with his own smooth offensive game. Much like Dirk Nowitzki, Love’s height and quick release on the J help neutralize LeBron’s defensive prowess.

Jamal Crawford

JC

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Jamal Crawford is as polished a scorer as they come. He’s been a Sixth Man Of The Year winner precisely because of his incredible ability to generate ludicrous amounts of offense off the bench in limited minutes. While that doesn’t guarantee him victory in this type of game, it definitely leaves him in with a shout.

Dwight Howard

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Dwight Howard might be the only guy on this list who is actually stronger than LeBron. He has the size advantage too at 6’11” and would be able to take LeBron into the post without sentencing himself to defeat. Howard’s defense is top notch also, he might actually be the only guy on this list that could think about beating James with his D.

Stephen Curry

Steph

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Stephen Curry is another one of those guys that can just shoot from anywhere. He hits threes for fun and has good quickness off the dribble. He also has some pretty silky footwork under the rim and can make defenders bite on any number of ball-fakes, head-fakes and jab-steps.

Chris Paul

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Chris Paul may be pound-for-pound the toughest player in the NBA. He also might be the most clutch player in the league. Combine that with his quickness and court-awareness and he becomes a nightmare for anyone in a one-on-one situation. He might be a pass-first point guard, but he has shown he can take over a game and score at will. That makes him a dangerous opponent even for LeBron.

 

Monta Ellis

Monta

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Monta Ellis has never been on a good team. But that isn’t to say that he isn’t one of the best offensive players in the league. Ellis is about as explosive as they come and has shown in the past that he can go on scoring runs that would make Wilt Chamberlain blush. If he got hot against LeBron, there’s not telling what might happen.

 

James Harden

The Beard

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James Harden has come into his own since being traded. He now has his own team where he is the primary offensive option and that has allowed him to better showcase his considerable talents. He has great shooting range and touch and he works off the dribble as well as anyone. The quick lefty gives up some size, but he has great footwork and a snappy jumper that would keep LeBron honest.

Dwyane Wade

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Dwyane Wade had to be on this list. You think a fiery competitor like Wade wouldn’t pull out all the stops to win this one? He would love the fact that the odds would be against him and relish the chance to show once and for all that he is still the alpha dog in Miami. If there was one person you could count on to be that ruthless to a friend, it’s Dwyane Wade.

 

Russell Westbrook

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Russell Westbrook is an athletic freak. He gives up some size to LeBron, but he has a phenomenal pull-up jumper and a lightning quick first step that would allow him to take it to the rim against a bigger, stronger opponent. There’s also the fact that he could probably jump over your house.

Carmelo Anthony

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Carmelo Anthony came into the league at the same time as LeBron and has lived in his shadow somewhat. But Melo’s offensive game is nothing to overlook. Like Durant, Melo can score from anywhere. Unlike Durant, Melo also has the frame to take it down low against James and come out on top.

Dirk Nowitzki

Diggler

Jerome Miron – US Presswire

Dirk Nowitzki spoiled LeBron’s first season with the Miami Heat by winning the NBA title and the Finals MVP as the centerpiece of his Dallas Mavericks team. His turnaround, one-legged jumper is unguardable and at seven feet, Dirk has the size to rise up over the King from anywhere on the court.

Kevin Durant

KD

Howard Smith – US Presswire

Kevin Durant might be the league’s most complete offensive player. Which means that he could attack LeBron in a number of different ways and score efficiently. He might not have the athletic gifts that James does, but he’s a little taller and a little better shooting from range. That gives him a shot.

Kobe Bryant

Mamba

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We begin with Kobe Bryant. The Black Mamba remains one of the best scorers in the game and still has the physical capabilities to match up with just about anyone. Bryant said himself that he thinks he would beat James due to LeBron’s unselfish style of play. Tell me you wouldn’t pay to see that game.

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NFL – ” RUNNING BACKS POWER RANKING ” TOP 10 (VIEW LIST)

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Ranking the Running Backs

1. Chris Johnson, Tennessee Titans
2. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
3. M. Jones-Drew, Jacksonville Jaguars
3. Arian Foster, Houston Texans
5. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs
6. Michael Turner, Atlanta Falcons
7. Steven Jackson, St. Louis Rams
8. Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens
9. R. Mendenhall, Pittsburgh Steelers
10. Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers
10. LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles
10. Darren McFadden, Oakland Raiders

 

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS YOUR TEAM? – ” NFL WEEK 2 POWERING RANKINGS ” ( View List )

2013 Power Rankings: Week 2
RANK TEAM / RECORD TRENDING COMMENTS
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2
Last Week: 3

Between Anquan Boldin (13 catches, 208 yards, TD) and Vernon Davis (6 catches, 98 yards, 2 TDs), it doesn’t look like replacing Michael Crabtree will be an issue.
2
 

1
Last Week: 1

The Seahawks’ defense held Cam Newton in check. He posted a career-low 163 yards of offense. Keep that game plan for this week against Colin Kaepernick.
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1
Last Week: 4

Seven TDs against the defending champs? The Manning Bowl could be a nice encore opportunity — Peyton and Eli finished 1-2 in Week 1 passing yards, both reaching at least 450.
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2
Last Week: 2

Matty Ice, what happened? Atlanta had possession in the last two minutes of each half, but failed to score. Matt Ryan was 4-of-9 with an interception in that span.
5
 

1
Last Week: 6

A near loss in Buffalo wasn’t pretty, but Danny Amendola looked good. Amendola had nine catches for first downs, a total Wes Welker reached twice in 77 games since 2008.
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1
Last Week: 7

Monday was Matt Schaub’s fourth career game with at least 300 yards and completing three-quarters of his passes. The game plan is to run despite Arian Foster’s injury, but should it be?
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2
Last Week: 5

Aaron Rodgers was 1-of-6 for 3 yards and an interception when the Niners blitzed. Last year, Rodgers’ plus-11 TD-INT differential against added pressure was second best in the league.
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5
Last Week: 13

Matt Ryan was sacked three times in 15 drop-backs against at least five rushers in Week 1. Ryan wasn’t sacked on 31 such drop-backs last year against New Orleans.
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5
Last Week: 14

Jay Cutler was 8-of-10 for 94 yards and a touchdown against at least five rushers Sunday against the Bengals. Cutler ranked 33rd with a 23.5 Total QBR last year against added pressure.
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1
Last Week: 9

Good start for Andy Dalton, with two touchdowns to A.J. Green and connecting on all 10 attempts to tight ends Tyler Eifert and Jermaine Gresham.
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3
Last Week: 8

The Ravens allowed 15 passing touchdowns last year and almost half of that in this year’s opener. The seventh TD pass Baltimore allowed last year was in Week 10.
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1
Last Week: 11

Andrew Luck was 11-of-12 for 99 yards against Oakland’s blitz Sunday. Will Miami do the same? The Dolphins sent five-plus rushers on 26 drop-backs, most in Week 1.
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5
Last Week: 18

Bill Callahan kept things short for Tony Romo. Romo threw two-thirds of his passes 5 yards or fewer downfield, his largest percentage in a game since 2008.
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11
Last Week: 25

Michael Vick was an effective caretaker of the read-option Monday, running 41 zone-read rushes. Philly’s 245 zone-read rush yards were the most in a game in the past five years.
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Rams
1-0

Last Week: 15

Jared Cook didn’t catch a pass without fumbling it until inside the second-quarter two-minute warning. However, he caught his last six targets for 94 yards and two TDs.
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4
Last Week: 12

David Wilson? Two fumbles. Da’Rel Scott? Poor route led to game-clinching interception. Three 100-yard receivers were nice for Eli Manning, but who’s up next at running back?
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3
Last Week: 20

Miami dialed up the pressure against Brandon Weeden, and it worked. Weeden was 12-of-24 with an interception, but Andrew Luck will likely handle it better in Week 2.
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3
Last Week: 21

The Lions gained 240 yards after the catch, second highest in Matthew Stafford’s career. Reggie Bush had a career-high 104 YAC, including a long screen pass TD reception.
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Last Week: 10

RG III wasn’t great, but what about Alfred Morris? Career-low 45 rushing yards and a first-play fumble hurt. It doesn’t get any easier for Washington, which visits Lambeau next.
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1
Last Week: 19

Alex Smith was one of five quarterbacks with multiple touchdown passes and no interceptions. No defense had more picks in its opener than Week 2 opponent Dallas (three).
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4
Last Week: 17

Christian Ponder was 3-of-6 for 68 yards and two interceptions against at least eight men in the box. Until he improves, stopping Adrian Peterson is all defenses need to worry about.
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5
Last Week: 27

A win in Pittsburgh was a great start for the Titans. A win at Houston would go a long way toward proving Tennessee is for real.
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7
Last Week: 16

Pittsburgh had 15 rushes for 32 yards in the opener, and lost center Maurkice Pouncey and running back LaRod Stephens-Howling with torn ACLs. Not a good start.
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1
Last Week: 23

Career lows in offense for Cam Newton, but the rush defense looked great. The Seahawks had 26 rush yards after contact, their second-lowest game total since the start of 2011.
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1
Last Week: 26

Larry Fitzgerald caught a pair of TD passes on end-zone throws in his debut with Carson Palmer. Cardinals QBs were 0-for-9 targeting Fitzgerald in the end zone last year.
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2
Last Week: 24

Philip Rivers was 1-of-7 with a pick-six in the fourth quarter Monday night. Including last year, Rivers’ 7.7 fourth-quarter QBR is less than half of any other QB.
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Jets
1-0
 

5
Last Week: 32

Geno Smith was off target on four of 38 pass attempts (11 percent) in his debut. Mark Sanchez missed on 22 percent of his throws last year, fourth highest among qualified QBs.
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6
Last Week: 22

Avoidable mistakes hurt. Lavonte David’s penalty was the biggest, but the Bucs gave the Jets five first downs via penalties, tied for second most by a Tampa defense since 2001.
29
 

1
Last Week: 30

Buffalo limited EJ Manuel’s movement well in his return from knee surgery. Manuel was 18-for-25 for 150 yards and a pair of touchdowns out of the shotgun.
30
 

2
Last Week: 28

Brandon Weeden was 11-of-28 with two interceptions on throws 5 yards or fewer downfield. Blaine Gabbert was the only other QB with a completion percentage under 50 percent on short throws.
31

Last Week: 31

Only LeSean McCoy had more rushing yards than Terrelle Pryor (112) in Week 1, but the loser of Jaguars-Raiders still looks like an early favorite in the Jadeveon Clowney sweepstakes.
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3
Last Week: 29

The Jaguars’ offense didn’t cross midfield until the fourth quarter. The Raiders present a chance to get back on track, but Seattle looms in Week 3.
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