Re: No Love!!!
posted at 2/4/2011 5:47 PM EST
Markes8336, I always love it when people ignore facts to get their opinion out. Yours is so far off I have to correct you. Excuse me for being long but I want to back up my opinion with some facts.
1. Its not whether or not you have a winning record. We are trying to tell you its HOW MUCH YOU WIN!!!! 38 and 44 is a losing record but you've done something. 18 and 64 is so awful you don't deserve to be an allstar! (those numbers are illustrative).
2. Real numbers:
a. Kevin Love's team is next to last in the league with 11 wins more than half way through the season. Only Cleveland is worse.
b. The Clippers have won 19, are 6 games out of the playoff hunt, and have gone 14 and 8 in their last 22 games.
c. Portland is in the 8th playoff spot at 26 and 23 and have beaten teams like San Antonio, Orlando, Dallas, and Utah.
So, who's making more of a difference and should be rewarded.....Love, Griffith, or Aldridge?
3. When Jordan came into the league in his rookie year, his team was 38 and 44 and made the playoffs after missing it the year before.
4. Griffith's team won 29 games and 19 games the two years before he got there. Now they've won 19 already half way through the season and 14 of their last 22 (and have a remote chance at making the playoffs).
5. Love's team won 22 games the year before he got there. After Love, they won 24 games, 15 games, and now 11 so far this year. They're getting WORSE!!! They have NO chance of getting anywhere near anything but the worst record in the league!!!
So, who makes a difference on their team winning (the KEY measure of success): Aldridge and Blake! Now, please stop bringing up Jordan because I've showed you above how he made a difference in winning and deserved all star recognition his rookie year.
The point is: Love is a wonderful player and teammate who I would love for the Celtics to have. He is NOT an allstar in that he does NOT make enough of a difference to his team winning. He did not get shafted by not being selected - he's just a very good role player. If you go by stats, you'd think Love is better than Garnett, Gasol, Duncan, Aldridge, and close to Dirk (better in Boards). But, he's NOT because stats just say you're getting unimportant rebounds on a losing team. He's not making the team win. Wolves are WORSE now than before him. When he's leading a team to victory even 40% of the time, he can be considered an all star. Until then, he's just a fantastic role player (who I'd love to have on the Celtics).