Excellent point Cdub4! I personally think the NBA has too many teams, but hey, what do I know. OKC Thunder was GS Warriors 6 years ago, then the front office screwed that up. WOW!
Great conversation. It also seems as though NBA teams are more willing to over pay for a subpar player, versus the NFL. I do believe the NFL has way more parity, than the NBA. There's truly only 1/3 of the NFL, that really doesn't have a chance to win a SB. There's only 3 teams that have a good chance to win a NBA championship.
And what exactly did the NCAA do to the U for essentially committing the exact same thing? What did the NCAA do to the North Carolina Tar Heels about falsifying players grades, so they can be illegible? The NCAA is a complete joke. I wish people would recognize that. If more skilled athletes/coaches would stand together and force change, then change will happen. People are so gutless!
If you buy this fight, don't complain later about how much it costs to watch a ppv fight. Also, don't come on this message board complaining about sports teams being gutless whenever they employee a athlete because of domestic violence. When clearly Floyd Mayweather has been found guilty of domestic violence/assault, including pleading guilty of said crime. So if you continue to support his lifestyle, don't suddenly get on your high horse about domestic violence.
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Let me help you. GS doesn't play good defense. Their style of offense baits you into playing their style of offense. Hint, they make you play their game. When teams move the ball, and enforce the size advantage, ie. San Antonio, GS loses. Cleveland doesn't have good ball movement. Don't allow those numbers to fool you.
Excellent point. Your not going beat GS with the let's not play defense plan. Let's just try and score more than GS! How did that turn out. 4-1, series over. 2014:4-2 series over. Get a coach who will make LeBron play defense. Kyrie game needs to evolve as well. Stop dribbling the ball 15 times for 20 seconds, only to shot an amazing layup. Kyrie, you can't do that for 35-40 minutes a game, in a 7 games series against GS. He'll get worn out, exactly like LeBron did. People need to be honest, instead of holding back the facts.
That's the issue! He wants the owner to continue paying the price, but what price is he willing to pay? That's called selfish. Pat Riley and the Micky Arison stuck it too LeBron, and I commend them for doing so. Until shown otherwise, a Lebron James team will never reflect that of San Antonio or GS. And those teams will continue to beat him. That 2010 Mavericks teams played defense and had great ball movement as well. People, the facts are clearly there. Evolve your game. Popovich & Belichick has shown sports franchises this philosophy. Be more willing to evolve and grow your game.
We don't need Tristan Thompson to win the East! The goal is to win the championship. Let's not act like Thompson has all of a sudden become some NBA all star.
That style of offense worked against teams in the past and when he played against GS last year. However, a truly great player evolves. MJ's game evolve over the course of his career. LeBron needs to evolve his game a little. Having a dominant post player who also has the ability to stretch his man out a little, will also open up lanes for LeBron and create open shots for others. It's more ways to create open shots outside of having two slashers. The Kevin Love trade wasn't smart from the beginning. San Antonio provided the blueprint for defeating a LeBron James team years ago. It's called playing basketball, which includes the reason why the game can be so beautiful. Ball movement gets the job done all the time.
In other words, get prepared to look like the Miami Heat. Terrible. This is what LeBron James does. Stop allowing him to be the GM
Tristan Thompson got paid because of his hustle in the first finals 3 years ago. Let's be honest. What is he giving you? 6 points and 1 rebound? He's a guy you bring in off the bench, not start. He can't block shots, and he's slot footed.
Kyrie stop's the ball, once he receives it. Look everyone, just swing to one side of the court and watch me dribble 10 times and make a off the chart layup. Dang it, are you telling me I have to play defense after doing all that? Oh by the way, there's 47 more minutes in the game.
So let me get this straight, your definition of beating the Warriors is trying to beat them at their own game? So when GS plays small ball, who will Cousins guard? Who will guard Cousins? How about focus on imposing your will onto the opponent and make them adjust to your style. I never bought into this notion of adjusting your playing style to beat a particular opponent. Like Bill Belichick said, just do your job. Focus on your role and make the other team adjust to that. After beating down on the other team physically, mixed in with some occasional fast break points, along with a few 3's, it'll work if utilized. Also, don't forget how important it is to have ball movement and play fundamental defense. GS style of basketball isn't anything new. The Spurs figured out how effective ball movement is. Play your game and work on different things to evolve your game. Period!
Agreed. For whatever reason, coach Lue is hesitant to put Channing Frye in the game. In my honest opinion, he's a much better and consistent 3 point shooter than Kyle Korver.
I'm sorry, but Tristan Thompson needs to go. He's never been useful. Let's be honest and stop being afraid to tell the truth.
Durant has been playing this way since he's been in the NBA. The Warriors style of play is what feeds this Durant narrative. Watch the film on what San Antonio did to the warriors the two times they defeated them this year, along with how they played the Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.
That's the problem. Way too much money invested in players that can't take you to the next level. LeBron needs to stop focusing on players getting paid and focus more on putting a better adequate team together. LeBron, news flash, not everyone can get paid. Every big time player in this generation, except ball hog Carmelo Anthony and Kobe has taken a paycut in order to win championships. Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu, Dirk, and now potentially Durant, Curry, Thompson.
Boom! That's who said it.
Guys, your talking about Urban Meyer! The only coach in this era who can compare to coach Meyer is Saban. It's Saban, Meyer then everyone else. Stop exaggerating about someone recruiting on Urban's level. Take off the burnt orange glasses.
You need a big athletic middle linebacker. This linebacker corps is too small. When we line up against power running teams, they will run directly at them. I don't want our defense to become this finesse defense that's all about speed. Speed and speed only will get hit in the mouth.
That guy wearing a Ohio State jersey amongst those other fans, is freaking awesome!