Re: Are the Heat for Real Yet?
posted at 12/9/2010 4:59 PM EST
In Response to Re: Are the Heat for Real Yet?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Are the Heat for Real Yet? : good post...thanks for the reality check around here
Posted by Jimmy42Jack0[/QUOTE]
Reality is not a realm that most people want to deal with / accept / identify / etc.
I find the psyche of the sportsfan an amazing study.
If your starting 5 is a rapist, pedophile, murderer, serial killer, and adulterer and they win who cares.
If you and I had / have done what Telfair, D West, Ray Lewis, and so on done we would be spending a long long long time in jail.
I have a 73 year old stepfather who finds some sort of amazing pleasure and identification with / for 4 contenders in the 4 major sports. People go to and through airports and wear Boston Celtics, Bruins, Red Sox, and NE Pats gear and that somehow that make them bigger / better / smarter / etc.
What I am getting at is that objectivity is completely absent in just about every thread and almost every post.
There are people that would no trade Rondo for Chris Paul because "Rondo is perfect for the team" as if having a better all around player would not be a good thing for the team.
People scoff at the idea of Miami compiling a big three and how it was somehow unscrupulous - it was as a result of free agency... however, when the Cs traded the #5 pick for Ray Allen and then went down on KG in Minnesota to bring him here it was not a compiling of stars or frowned upon, etc.
What is really lost in all of this is that when the Cs originally had a big 3 it was because they were actually big - i.e. all 6 feet 9 or above not because their personality was big or their egos are big or their game is big...... if John Wall, Arenas, and Hinrich carry the Wiz into the playoffs would / should they be considered the big 3 - none of them are over 6 feet 4..........
Give me Kobe, Gasol, and a healthy Bynum.... big 3... give me the other Gasol, Rudy Gay, and OJ Mayo... big three of the future...
A complete lack of objectivity is something that most posters love to opine with and then with presented with any sort of perspective or facts of opinion, it is discounted as a troll / loser / stupid / moron, etc.
There is not one night that goes by when there is not a point guard that does not have a better game than Rondo but somehow Rondo playing with 4 first ballot hall of famers makes him one of the best.... Tyreke Evans was one of 3 players in the history of the game to average 20 points, 5 points, and 5 assists per game as a rookie - Rondo could not get on the floor as a rookie but somehow Rondo is "perfect this team"......