Brandon Walker And Steven Cheah Can Argue All They Want About Lebron James Not Having Notable Highlights, As Long As They Put Respect On One Player’s Highlight Mixtape
So yesterday’s Picks Central was dominated by Cheah and Brandon Walker discussing whether Lebron James’ career “mixtape” or “highlight tape” had enough notable plays (it starts at the 38-minute mark above). I often try to remove my liver with a warm spoon before admitting that Brandon Walker is right in an argument, but it seems insane of Cheah to downplay some of the highlights Lebron has achieved over the 20 years that we have observed him. But then again, Cheah’s crazy, so here we are.
It’s low on his list of highlights, but that pass from Lebron was always great for me. Korver is praised for being such a good shot that the defense panics and runs to him, leaving a wide-open slip open to the trophy. Lebron was smart enough to see it unfold half a second before, sold a ridiculous fake ball while palming the insane ball, and threw it down for the easy dunk. Just a beautiful game and a really smart game of basketball all around (defenders aside). I still enjoy watching it.
Again, I don’t really care about the debate, but when two guys tweet it, one tweets from his unfinished basement full of 2005 video games in a milk crate and another tweets from a kid’s table.
Just to clarify who was who in these comparisons.
Anyhow, here are their tweets
They go back and forth on different tracks for a while etc. I guess it was a good way to spend their time. Debates are healthy. I look forward to my chance to one day debate with LL President Steve Keener about how corrupt his organization is.
Anyway, I don’t really care about Lebron’s highlights or who has the best highlight movie of all time. What I’m hearing say is that in this wild debate between two wild boys, there is, without a shadow of a doubt, a player’s mixtape worthy of praise from anyone with a brain, eyes and a knowledge of the beautiful game of basketball of the coolest any times.
Again, it might not be the best, but you can’t watch those highlights or watch him play like I did and not remember that he was a really big deal for a short time. People to this day refer to his highlights as some of the best of all time, and they pioneered how he brought streetball moves to the main stage of the NBA and had the guts to try and pull off as many of them as he has.
I’m talking about Jason Williams aka White Chocolate.
Hear NBA players talk about his influence:
Again, I don’t care where you rank him on player highlights all the time. He doesn’t have to be #1 or in the top 10. I don’t care about the rankings. What I need, especially from these two guys, is that when you’re talking about player mixtapes or career highlights, say that Jason Williams was one of the best highlight players they’ve ever seen. Guy was built for the SportsCenter Top 10 and even long after he’s long gone from the league, the second I heard “players with notable highlights” his name popped up and it’s crazy to me that he doesn’t came from Brandon or Cheah.
Respect the Jason Williams name.