Re: Searching for the Perfect Player....
posted at 3/14/2011 7:02 PM EDT
In Response to Searching for the Perfect Player....
[QUOTE]Soooo, since this board has become a haven for Rondo Haters and people that want to bring this team down. let us look at some things. Argument # 1) Rondo is not playing defense I picked this one 1st cuz it seems to be the flavor of the month and the most talked about aspect. My response would be, "who has played great for the celtics since the Perkins trade?" We all watched Jordan(not MJ) but some nobody dunk on K.G. and anyone else that attempted to guard him in the 1st quarter so I ask do we include K.G. and Kristic in that trade? Just had to clear that up real quick. Now I have also seen some apologists including me, point to possible inuries holding Rondo back, and suggested he needs rest, which has been countered by 1.) He is young(he cant be hurt), 2.) We are gonna lose the #1 seed to the Bulls I concur with one question. If you are young, does that exclude you from being hurt or injured, if so what happened to Blake Griffin last year? Also, last time I looked we were still in 1st place...So Relax! Now on the main point of my post (im just getting started) It seems in regards to Rondo, that he has to play perfectly every night, so I assume that the other players we have must be peferct cuz they dont get the same critisism. I hear people telling me about Chris Pauls 3 pt % !?!? But fail to mention that R.R. has a good FG % and rarely shoots 3's, and when he does at the end of the shotclock he makes them! Why noone talking about Ray Allen when he dribbles too much. We all know how bad he looks when he doesnt get that ball on time. How about K.G. not going into the post more. Isnt that ideally what a PF does? How come noone talks about his bad shooting lately? And Paul Pierce, c'mon, he has plenty of things wrong with his game. When he gets into his modes, he drives to the hoop outta control and gets called for charging. You know why noone mentions these things, cuz they rarely happen and because it does not keep us from winning games., hence the best record we have in the East. Soooo, why do people think we will lose even more games when we have help on the way and the roster can only improve?? beats me? As long as we are winning and can attend the dance, we will be fine. Are we gonna catch the Spurs? Does anyone think they will be there in the Finals? again mute point! Would Chris Paul stand up to Ron Artest and shove him for a teamate? Does he dive for lose balls? can he get 18 rebounds in a game? Can he get to the hoop even with his man playing 8 feet off of him? Start by answering those questions...and then come talk to me about a perfect player. We have the perfect one for our team. Also, just so you know, I regularly yell at the t.v. when Rondo doesnt shoot the open J, he frustrates me too at times, but I wouldnt trade him for anyone..He is OUR GUY!., gotta take the good and bad, and this guy has more strengths than weaknesses. Thanks for reading..
Posted by JayShizzle45[/QUOTE]
Let me take a stab at one of your question, which can be extrapolated to the others.
You asked "Why noone talking about Ray Allen when he dribbles too much"
Ive offered criticism that Ray is a terrible ball handler, especially in traffic or when he dribbles himself into a corner, jumps up and doesnt know what to do.... The reason this question and criticism doesnt continue like the stuff you read about Rondo is.....Not many people come on here to dispute it... so the subject dies..
Rondo is another story. Theres an apparent cult like defense of him for what I believe to be legit criticism... So if both sides of the debate continue to make their argument, the subject has life.\
If Rondo "haters" (as some like to call them) refuse to knuckle under for what they believe in and the Rondo "lovers" refuse to knuckle under about their point of view.... then it goes on... and dont make the mistake that its JUST people criticizing Rondo.... theres even more defending him..
Like I said many times, everyone entitled to their own opinion.. but thats why I think the subject continues on