LeBron James and the NBA's 10 Toughest Stars to Guard

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LeBron James and the NBA's 10 Toughest Stars to Guard
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When determining the toughest players to guard in the NBA, a few factors have to be taken into consideration.

Scoring should obviously be noted, but isn't necessarily the tell-all sign of a great offensive player.

Shooting percentages, offensive rating, determining how a player scores and efficiency rating all help break down who are really the best in the NBA when it comes to putting the ball in the basket.

For shooting percentages, the statistic "true shooting percentage" will be used. This is combination of two-point shots, three-point shots and free throws with weighted efficiency.

Offensive rating is an estimate of how many points a player scores per 100 possessions.

Matched up one-on-one, these next 10 players are truly a nightmare to guard.


Stats used were found on sites Basketball-Reference.com and HoopData.com.

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