Re: Sleepless in Miami
posted at 8/20/2010 12:05 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Sleepless in Miami
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Sleepless in Miami : funny. is riles really leading the way- both bronnie and bosh have been out sticking their heads up their rear ends in interviews this week. if riley was leading the way any more than gilbert was, wouldn't he have had a sit down with these guys to say let's not say things that are inflammatory or stupid?? the problem with the modern "superstar" is that you can't do that any more- they're bigger than everything, including winning! the further problem is that you shouldn't even HAVE to do it any more. but these guys have no couth, no class. players from yesteryear were just as smart or dumb, whichever it may be, but generally were not a walking disaster area of counter productive sound bites. so far we have come! i didn't say it would be easy to get past miami. however, assuming we are healthy, i have our team down as significantly deeper and better than last year. nate robinson with a full year under his belt in this system. shaq and jermaine are a huge upgrade over klutz perkins and sheed. if they stay healthy. von wafer stands to be a huge upgrade over tony allen in scoring versatility. significant elements of the team like wafer/daniels will bear themselves out on the court in camp/pre-season/season and we don't know all the answers yet but i'd say we are clearly better and deeper. you apparently don't read well- my gist was that high level players who have just got done quitting on their teams- will do it again at some point, and once you do it the first time, justifying reasons to do it again come easier. that is my point. high levels of individual talent aside, bosh and james have never won it, have always been central focuses of offenses and now you have three central focus big ego guys on one team- it's not going to be as easy as some think to make it work to an elite level. and my personal opinion of bosh is ................. he's softer than he is great. that doesn't mean he isn't good, but i view that set up in miami as two great players and one good one, not three great ones. scott brown- whatever. he's no hero to me. he is as un-principled (or should i say malleable principles) as any of the rest. he's a shucker and a jiver. lick the finger and test the wind then push the vote button on any given issue. that's what they all do these days. but it's no reason to crown a junior senator king and stand by his fiscal insanity and abject incompetence. let's not stop in nyc- ring up the japs and get a shinto joint going right on top of one of the sunken pearl harbor ships- it's all the same, jack.
Posted by aciemvp[/QUOTE]
A. riles isnt the owner...he is the team pres...
B. lebron and bosh are grown men who are free to speak with the media whenever it pleases them to do so as long as its not on company time...besides...you dont think the whole NBA is loving, hating on the heat right now? the super friends just made alot of people alot of money and im talking about outside miami too
C. players of yester-year didnt have to answer to a 24 hour news cycle or have facebook and twitter...the world got smaller while some individuals got alot bigger
D. both the O'Neals are not an upgrade...dont worry...you will see soon enough...serviceable? yeah ok...i can agree with that...but upgrade? thats downright laughable
E. von wafer doesnt give nearly the defensive effort than TA did though...and for a team that prides itself on its D...its a loss that should hurt somewhat...just somewhat
F. i dont believe they quit on their teams...but even if they did...and thats a huge but...they have the spotlight that more intensely on them in a bigger market and playing in more big games with a true, superstar leader in wade and riles being riles...i have no doubt about how motivated this team will be
G. its not that im a great big fan, toeing the party line as far as obama's spending...but where was the outrage when bush was spending like a drunken sailor? there was none, nada, zip, zilch...so when i hear republicans talking of obama spending to get us out of trouble...i just wish they would look back in the past 9.5 years and realize that all presidents spend ungodly amounts of money...all of em...but is the money better spent on frivelous wars or on helping americans? ill take the latter everytime and kick a defense contractor in the nuts, everytime