Skip Bayless Says LeBron Was Better Than Luka Doncic At Age 20

LeBron James is the greatest to ever play the game. The king of basketball has so many awards and accomplishments, and it’s literally impossible to match his greatness. However, there are still people who say that Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic is the next LeBron. If you ask Skip Bayless, this is far from true.

On an episode of “Undisputed,” Bayless talked about LeBron’s career and the fact that the king was much better as a player when he was 20 compared to where Luka Doncic is now.

“You’re saying Luka Doncic is better right now than LeBron was at 20?” he asked co-host Shannon Sharpe. “I do see, I also see what he doesn’t do. He’s a 32 percent three-point shooter, that ranks him 138th in the league right now.”

He also said that LeBron was better early in his career compared to Doncic.

“I’m sorry, he’s not better than your man LeBron was when LeBron was 20,” he said. “I know Cleveland did not make the playoffs that year, they were 42-40 and LeBron went 27, seven (assists) and seven (rebounds). LeBron is a better passer than Luka. He just is, and he was. At 20, he had the gift. Luka is a terrific young playmaker. I’ll also remind you at 15 he was playing pro basketball in Europe at a high level with grown men.”

At the end of these comments, Bayless had words of praise for LeBron and his early career.

“He was something now, he was a force,” Bayless said. “Not the G.O.A.T., but he was something. So now we’re on the opposite sides of the table here, because I’m going to defend him. He had a grown man’s body when he was like 16. At 20, he was a dominating force in this league. He could play bully ball when he was 20.”

Bayless has been a detractor of LeBron, and he kept saying that LeBron would never affect Michael Jordan’s GOAT status. But, he sure agrees that LeBron was better than Doncic.

Doncic is averaging 30.0 points, 9.8 rebounds and 9.2 assists per game. LeBron is averaging 25.9 points, 10.8 assists and 6.8 rebounds per game.

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