Originally Posted by thinman
Meh. The NBA season doesn't really start until the playoffs. Half the teams make the playoffs, so most players sleep-walk through the regular season.
I'll check back in next April.
Edit: Of course, dopey should watch all he can of his beloved Knicks right now, while they're still playing.
I don't think you've seen Kobe and Lebron play then, along with DWade, Howard, Duncan, Paul, etc... These guys work like crazy night in and night out. Rarely do these guys sit back and relax, hell Kobe got a technical last night in a pre-season game and they were winning by 30. You really see the determination in most of these guys, who tends to make the playoffs because of it. Unlike TMac, Josh Smith and Carter who gets lazy and a waste of talent. You just don't see the same fire but really, I like the whole NBA season, there are just more things going on and to keep up with. So I would say some, or very few sleep through the season because those who make the playoffs play harder and those who are on a crappy team plays harder because they are fighting for a contract and hopefully a bigger endorsement and bigger pay. It's sad but there are players like Iverson who seems content with just making money and being a star instead of winning a chip.