At an early age, LeBron James’ rare combination of size, strength, and skills led him to be called, “The Chosen One.” LeBron was born to a 16-year old mother and grew up poor and without a father. However, he persevered and was a phenom on the basketball court from an early age. When it comes to a young LeBron James, I’m reminded of the famous Bible quote,
In my opinion, Shawn Kemp was the nastiest dunk artist of all-time. The 6’10” power forward had a combination of height, finesse, and power that earned him the nickname, “The Reign Man” in Seattle. Kemp produced some of the nastiest dunk and alley-oop highlights of all-time.
There have been some incredible big men in the history of the NBA, so any top-10 list is likely to be a bit controversial. I mean, how do you compare Bill Walton vs. Dikembe Mutombo and leave one of them off the list? Well, we did our best.
So, how did we determine our list of the best NBA point guards ever?
We looked at essential stats like assists steals and points as well as a player’s ranking in assists percentage PER (player efficiency rating) and win shares just to name a few. We also took into consideration their individual achievements, NBA playoff performances, and any other pertinent accolades. You probably saw a few of these players on our recent list of the best ball-handlers in NBA history, too!
No basketball team at any level can be great without at least one great ball handler. When you don’t have one, it’s like college basketball coach Herb Sendek once said: “it’s like having a running back play quarterback, and no matter how well your line blocked, the ball isn’t going to get where it needs to go.”
NBA players are the highest paid professional athletes in the United States with the average NBA player now averaging $4.9 million per year from the league alone. When you factor in endorsements deals from places like athletic wear companies, sports drinks, and electronics manufacturers, that number can easily double or triple.
Calendar for new product launches at Finish Line, Including Nike Air Jordans – I was looking for when the new Jordans were coming out, and stumbled upon Finish Line’s handy launch calendar on their site. This calendar actually is a little hard to find unless you do a search on-site, or follow their blog or Facebook page. In any event, you can get to the calendar quickly right here:
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New Shoe Releases at Finish Line: Mark Your Calendar!
The release calendar is easy to use, and updates itself automatically to show you both recent and upcoming releases. Dominated by Nike and Jordan, the calendar lets you know when the hottest signature shoes from players like Lebron and Kyrie Irving are going to hit the market and when they’ll be available at finishline.com
Finish Line usually posts these as soon as they hit the wire, so maybe you want to bookmark their release calendar if you haven’t already.
Calendar for new product launches at Finish Line, Including Nike Air Jordans, & New Air Max Release Dates