Re: Another Finals Appearance For Duncan
posted at 5/22/2013 11:46 PM EDT
In response to Fierce34's comment:
The Spurs will not blow a 2-0 series lead 2 years in a row.
Duncan scored 6 of the Spurs' 8 points in OT. He delivered when the team needed him the most.
The difference between Duncan and the Spurs and KG and the Celtics is Tim Duncan doesn't need another big man like Kendrick Perkins, Marcin Gortat, or Samuel Dalembert to be the team's enforcer. What that translates into is the Spurs don't need an additional 8-10m in cap space for another big man.
First, not true about needing another big man. Duncan has had Robinson, Nesterovich, and now Splitter (who starts). So, Duncan plays with another big man. You're distorting your facts to make your point.
No need to distort the facts because no one will argue with the fact that Duncan is the best power forward to ever play the game. Wheher its Barkley, McHale, Malone or anyone else - no one carries a team like Duncan. So, why pick on KG? He's not different than everyone else - not as good as the best ever. So what? Pierce is not as good as Michael Jordan. DJ is not as good as Oscar Robertson. So what?
Bird needed McHale and Parish. Magic needed Jabbar, Worthy, and Scott. Duncan needs Parker (who is the MVP of that team, by the way). Even Michael needed Pippen and others. Why in the world do you think KG is going to win without a healthy Pierce?
You keep making the same old argument, Fierce, and its not a rational one. We all get that you think G should be someone different but you have to get over it. He is NOT a big center and he's not as young as he was in his prime. Between the two, he is NOT going to be a 25 point, 15 rebound big man making shots inside. That does NOT negate the fact that he is a great, HOF player.