In a recent interview with Matt Petersen of Suns.com, Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic had some rather kind words for one of his new teammates, former Los Angeles Clippers bench mobster Eric Bledsoe:
He’s a mini-Lebron James. He’s got that big strength so when he's in the open court, he’s unstoppable.
That praise may seem a bit too effusive at first glance. After all, Dragic and Bledsoe have yet to play a single second together, and Bledsoe, for his part, is a full seven inches shorter and about 60 pounds pounds lighter than the reigning NBA MVP.
But Dragic is hardly the first to make the comparison. As ESPN's Justin Verrier noted last November, Jamal Crawford had encouraged the entire Clippers team to refer to Bledsoe as "Mini-LeBron," leading to James himself acknowledging the powerful point guard in similar fashion (as "Baby LeBron") after a game between the Clippers and the Miami Heat in LA.
As impressive a physical specimen as Bledsoe may be, can he even be deemed the most imposing among his point-guard peers? And who are the top choices for just such a distinction at the other four positions?