Re: Ainges/Celtic's Style Bad for NBA
posted at 7/27/2012 3:35 AM EDT
In Response to Ainges/Celtic's Style Bad for NBA
[QUOTE]The Boston Celtics under Danny Ainge have hurt the NBA the last 7 years. Ainge has built a slow down ,low scoring defensive minded team that is not fun to watch. The games are usually in the 80 point range with frequent half time scores of 40-32. The pace of the games are so slow it is like watching paint dry. Rondo palms the ball up the court and then dribbles for 15 seconds and then passes the ball to either Pierce or Garnett who backend their way to the basket looking for the foul. Pierce lives at the line as he has the best flop in the game. Rondo gets an assist for watching Garnett or Pierce go one on one. Ainge likes dirty players who hold,slap,grab and of course trash talk.
Last year Boston had the top 3 trash talkers according to ESPN in the league,Pierce -Garnett and Rondo.Nice role models for our kids to watch,most of my basketball playing friends can't stand the C's and root for the Lakers,Spurs or Heat. This style of low scoring one on one defensive minded ball almost destroyed the NBA back in the 1990's when the Piston and Knicks used it to win some titles. The NBA had meetings and tried to convince the owners to stop this style of play and for 10 years they all did,Until Ainge came along and deployed this same junk ball style. The fast break is dead in Boston , and the 2012 Celtics will be boring to watch, Boston should just play half court next year. I will go watch the classic NBA network and watch the old Celtic play real fast break exciting basketball and leave this team to the pink hat fans. Take care Run
Posted by runrunandrun[/QUOTE]
DIRTY players? i'll admit that KG has done some dirty things in his time in the league, but he's not what i'd consider a TOUGH player. i mean we could have used some tough guys the last few years. shakk was a decent "you drive, you dive" foul threat in the paint.
but what the crap- how could you think of pierce, kg and rondo as dirty players. they are tame players. most of the time i wish rondo would be more aggressive on offense and defense. if you think pierce has the best flop in the league then you haven't seen many. and pierce doesn't draw that many charges any more, never really did.
i think you have a phony premise there. but it's true the celts have built slow down teams. they kind have had to given the core of the team. maybe this year with terry, bradley, green, wilcox + rondo we can quicken the pace a little bit to our advantage- easy points and the older guys catch a break and hang back.
this team will be the YOUNGEST, if not the most questionable rebounding-wise that we have had yet