Hear me out..
Harrison Barnes is a no nonsense other worldy talent. NO glitz, NO glamor, NO NONSENSE! Just productivity. He demonstrates a solid handle. (Lebron esque) He makes the right pass (not nearly Lebron like) His stroke is miles ahead of Lebron at the same age.(enough said) He elevates from ridiculous places on the court and demonstrate elite hangtime. (still not on Lebrons level athletically but then again who is) His defense is right on par with Lebron at the same age. He has all the components to be the incumbent all purpose best player in the NBA.
I sincerely believe he is the next super star in the league. He has both the maturity and the "IT" factor. He is dominant and appears to enjoy being dominant. We will see his alpha male attitude show more and more throughout this upcoming season. I know he hasn't played a game in college yet. But his confidence has been surging since this time last year. It's still hard to believe he has only been playing on the perimeter for little over a year now. Killer Instinct will not be a problem for this kid. He is a gem something "like" Lebron...just a little more "refined"
And he has a chance to be drafted by Cleveland! lol
Way too early to mention him being as good as LeBron. He hasn't even played a season of college basketball, much less an NBA game.
@ Anton123 LOL word they might!
@ bballfan both are simply surefire # 1 picks with tremendous upside with a huge amount of hype. Since Lebron has been in the league nobody has been comparable as a prospect. Sure Harrison isn't 240 lbs. But i believe that has added to more to Harrisons game. He has said that his fav. player is Kobe. He has a Kobe build with Lebron height IMO.
Im not really sure if Harrison Barnes will reach Lebron or Kobe status as far as playing level and superstar level wise, I think his highest ceiling will be like Carmelo Anthony, which is not bad at all. He doesn't have the explosiveness that Lebron or Kobe have, but hes a clever scorer and can really score anywhere on the floor, im not sure how good his court vision is and how good his defense is, thats why I say hes going to be like Carmelo instead of the other 2.
Might get points taken for this but i think He's
More like Jamal Mashburn before the injuries kept him down. (First 3 years in the league) or maybe even Glen Robinson
I see him being a 22 Points, 5 boards , 3 assists guy.
I actually see your comparison with Mashburn, that guy was a monster at 6'8 240lbs with guard skills. His problems were injuries and staying in shape (which leads to believe he had below average work ethic), I see his game similar to Barnes, but I think Barnes will be a little more dynamic scorer than Mash was.
We talked about Lebron like this when he was in high school, we called him the "Chosen One". Why can't we do it about Barnes? We need something to look forward to
^you cant just call anybody you want "the chosen one"
im not calling him kobe. i simply said he resembles a more "refined" lebron. his game is more polished and not as freakish.
I meant we called him that before he even played a college or NBA game
sub-zero is right media did do that
barnes isnt even near....not even near...not even NEAR the athlete that lebron is, let alone compare their skill level when barnes hasnt even played an nba game yet or a college game yet
barnes is gnna be a 20 point scorer in the nba one day.... but lets not get his name messed up with leborn now
it seems as if nobody knows what the word refined means
Ok everyone can stop giving LeBron so much credit what has he done except put up numbers he hasnt won any rings yeah he has two mvps but so what Harrison Barnes is definitely going to be a superstar in the Nba and when Carolina starts there season his name will be all over espn just watch i'll compare him to Grant Hill not queen i need to team up with two other stars james
and i'll give you refined his game is more under control then LeBron's his handle is tighter and his game is smoother LeBron is out of control at times
he'll get more head from the media than john wall bookit. because he will resurrect North Carolina and do some truly spectacular things in the process.
i do like the grant hill comparison though
thank you hoops junkie. at least i know one person in this discussion knows refined when he sees it
I like harrison branes alot im a unc fan so im ready to se him do great things like kille the dukies sorry duke fans but he has talent and his shooting form is magnificent he needs some crossovers and he is a good athlete not no out of the jumper like a lebron or josh smith but he can dunk on you and is athletic and quick enough to take you to the hoop. I say he is alot like Grant Hill i like that comaprison hope injuries never get to him.
I really dont get the Grant Hill comparison. Sure he is 6'8 and 220 lbs but he doesn't even have the court vision Like Grant Hill. It just doesn't make since to me. I think most of you are just giving into the comparison just because you hear it and I bet some of you guys havent even seen em play. Like I said before I see Jamal Mashburn(Pre Injuries)/ Glen Robinson.
I seen him play him at least 3 times he had a couple games on espn I really remember the game where he played against jereme richmond i see grant hill just cause someone get compared to somebody doesnt mean they have to have every aspect of their game similar to the person they get compared too.
Grant Hill played PG when he was with the Pistons so he had "Point Guard skills", im not sure if Harrison Barnes is that type of player, I see him more of a pure scorer like Carmelo Anthony.
Yes I know that but you cant compare him to Grant simply because you dont see a SF all the time who averages 6,7 assists.
You know what would be awesome... With the 1st pick in the 2011 NBA Draft the Cleveland Cavaliers select Harrison Barnes from North Carolina University.
That would sure help people in Cleveland forget about LeBron.
I agree with the lebron comparison less athletic ofcourse not as many moves off the dribble but I definitely thought of lebron the 1st time I seen him play and everytime since..i heard he works real hard so he should reach his full potential and I believe that will put him on the elite player level
He is not as athletic as Lebron. But I would love to see him in Toronto :)
naw i jus really dont agree with this. i mean barnes is good but theres a reason lebron was hyped the way he was. harrison hasnt gottten anywhere near lebrons hype. or jon walls hype. hell not even austin rivers' hype. i jus dont see him being the next superstar in the L.
Barnes will be the best wing drafted since Kevin Durant. He will do scary things dominating the college level as a Freshman, he may not be the first overall draft pick thou, there are alot of good gaurds any of them could emerge.
I would be willing to eat crow on this.
Harrison Barnes will be good but on the level of LeBron IMO.
@IknoBall12... Him playing in Iowa may have something to do with the lack of hype.
But LBJ was from Cleveland....
This is one of the most absurd posts I've ever seen on this site. Saying Barnes will be anywhere near the player lebron is / will become is simply ridiculous. They are incredibly different players, sharing only their height/ body type (though lebron is in another stratosphere physically.) Harrison's game is
based on smooth footwork and crafty shot
making, whereas lebron's is entirely focused on power through the lane. Because
Of lebron's frame, he is able to do things Harrison will never be able
to. Not to mention lebron is blessed with the greatest court vision at his size maybe in the history of the game. It's extremely difficult to compare anyone to lebron for these reasons -- his GOAT athleticism and his court vision. Harrison's ceiling is a poor man's tall Kobe minus the ball handling. Lebron's is Jordan athletic magic.
People see the comparison to Lebron and they want to shoot the post down. It's just a topic of discussion. Read every post and maybe you would understand that we have already pointed that out. Your just re-stating the obvious at this point Bvilleballer21.
and poop is refined food