Re: We Have A Season; Stern to Blame?
posted at 11/27/2011 10:28 PM EST
Red - 100% agree with you on Doc and good young players. West, Rondo, Gomes, Jefferson, Perk, etc all played a lot within their first 3 years. Doc had a goal to win a championship and in his competitveness, he overplayed the older guys at times, but "I ain't mad at him" as the young guys say.
Acie - what can I say but wow, man, you got a lot of hate in that post. Ray had 4 years of college and Paul had 3. They are both veterans who are WIDELY acknowledged about the fact that they know how to play ball (and at their age - that's a big part f how they get by - being smart about the game). I ain't made a KG, either. He gives it his all 1000% of the time and he's done it year after year after yer - good team or bad. He's earned his money by drawing in the fans and putting Minnesota on the map + giving us a Championship.
Its ok if you dislike pro ball and dislike the Big 3 in Boston. But, for goodness sakes, pick some more logical reasons. Say you hate Garnett's attitude. Say you don't like older players. Say Pierce got in trouble off the court. Same something that's true and your opinion will be more credible.
As for the Union.....can't blame the Union any more than the owners. They are both to blame....billionaires trying to shake down the millionaires so the billionaires can make more money. The millionaires took a $300M pay cut and the billionaires said it wasn't enough so they argued some more and the billionaires locked them out. I don't feel sorry for either of them but I absolutely think they have to share the blame.
I'm assuming since you dislike the pro game, the Big 3 of Boston, and the players in general - you will not be watching games and posting much anymore, huh?
PS. I wouldn't call you a dummy about BBD. I think you're spot on about his contribution, very astute observation. But, he got outside his role as he began to shoot more and more and the shots were BAD shots....and he tooks shots away from better offensive players. The previous year, he did it within his role. This past year, he thought he was a big time scorer and he cost us games, especially at the end of the season/playoffs. He got BADLY outplayed against Miami. I loved the guy - I hope they get him back, but if so - I hope he comes with a renewed sense of his worth and his role. I want the old BBD hustler, defensive player, opportunistic scorer, and generally - the guy who does the dirty work inside.