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the 2000's Western Conference kind of resembles the 80's Eastern Conference where it was such a rat race to get to the top (76ers, Celtics, Pistons). Hell the Bulls had the greatest player ever and weren't really taken seriously until they had to win over everyone (celtics and pistons) and go straight to the championship and become a dynasty.they're following that 80's pistons arc of going through the most heartbreaking ways to lose at the highest levels before finally...
During the beginning and middle of the quarters okc ran an actual offense, with Westbrook running a pick and roll with Adams/kanter/ibaka and it was scary effective (granted Adams missed a bunch of 10footers) but either way there was no stopping the easy buckets. Once the defense would try to collapse on the pick and roll KD then had free reign to be an effective iso player.That's when okc would open up those 10-15pt leads.Then the end of quarter would come (or gsw would...
When you have a Kobe like scorer it creates "Kobe assists" which were those little putt backs from offensive rebounds (especially effective with a large front line like pau and Bynum or for okc ibaka/kanter and Adams), or the volume shooter scores, or draws a double team and kick out to a shooter.With two kobes on the floor it ends up being that stagnant clogged toilet offense. Very easy to defend and get defensive rebounds against. This is what happened in crunch time and...
dude, I agree(d) with you the whole time good luck with jim buss led lakers though. you know its sad when phil jackson flying to LA to fuck Jeanie makes major headlines giving laker fans boners about phil possibly coming back
OKC actually could just let KD walk, trade ibaka (plus assets) for blake griffin, and actually be just as good with a offense based around westbrook running pick and rolls with adams and griffin (doing old school amare staudomire dunks off the roll like the 2004-2010 suns).or they could just trade ibaka and assets for griffin and try to do the superteam (KD,WB, Blake, Adams) thing.either way the warriors did win more games in the regular season than the bulls or lakers...
OKC with their dreaded TWO KOBES offense at the end of quarters/crunch time did them in.
For how awesome KD and RW are, they've only reached the finals once (and thats when they had the RW, KD, James Harden THree headed monster).In reality KD and RW are like kobe bryant (volume shooting superstars), and it just seems more logical to base your team around one volume shooting superstar and pair him with a complimentary star player. Kobe and Paul gasol, 2011 Mavericks with Dirk. Its been interesting seeing this experiment (having two kobe-like volume shooting...
it all depends on the outcome of game 7.if he loses:OKC has some good moves they can make depending on the market for Ibaka, but almost a decade and OKC still might be pinched behind spurs and OKC for the next 5 years.at this point he's an unrestricted free agent and a move to the east (contender) has to be a option to at least think about. that iso ball 4th quarter offense just doesn't really cut it.lets say brad stevens or rick carlise is coaching this thunder team? ...
simmons was so damn wrong... he thought OKC was going to win and creamed his pants about how good KD and WB were and their huge home court advantage.
I'd be shocked if game 7 is close. My bet is Warriors win by blow out. Then KD goes to Boston in offseason!
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