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Duncan is the best NBA PF of all time. It's not close, really. Malone has gaudy stats but he never made any teammate better. And he relied overmuch on Stockton getting him the ball right in his spots
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What HRoi said earlier. The Spurs are a great team, no shame in losing to them. Heat went to four straight finals and won half of them. No one who actually appreciates sports will look down on that or be disappointed.

One thing I do hate is when analysts say "they play the game the right way." WTF does that even mean?
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

One thing I do hate is when analysts say "they play the game the right way." WTF does that even mean?

It means that they play unselfish basketball and sacrifice personal glory for the sake of teamwork.
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

It means that they play unselfish basketball and sacrifice personal glory for the sake of teamwork.

I always thought this was stupid. To me, the right way to play the game is the way that maximizes each players ability to win. If that means one person needs to be selfish then so be it.
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Originally Posted by Texasmade View Post

I always thought this was stupid. To me, the right way to play the game is the way that maximizes each players ability to win. If that means one person needs to be selfish then so be it.

Yep. The "right way" is what wins.
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I really hope noone will retire yet from Spurs and Mills and Diaw will stay. Bonner must go though. Daye is so cheap he can stay, maybe they will be able to make out of him a rotational player. Big respect to LBJ though, he was probably the only one who tried until the end, Bosh was solid too.

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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

Yep. The "right way" is what wins.

Sure, but that's what happened here. SA beat a more talented team. There are a number of teams more talented than SA in the league, so its a reasonable argument that this style of basketball is what in fact wins. I can't think of a star players that wouldn't thrive within it.

Funny, but this was just posted on Grantland:

http://grantland.com/the-triangle/nba-finals-spurs-kawhi-leonard-lebron/
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Game 5 felt like the culmination of something. It was more than just another June coronation after a long NBA campaign. Game 5 was like seeing the various strands of recent NBA evolution come together with the dusty tenets of play-the-right-way basketball. Simultaneously old school and cutting edge, the 2013-14 Spurs are the closest thing we’ve had to a postmodern NBA champion.


Glad they posted this, it got a snort laugh out of me when I saw it last night:


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it would be so awesome if lebron just said, fuck it, and left Miami to another team and lead a 3rd franchise to a finals/championship.

that could be his legacy, being bigger than any franchise and swaying the whole league with his next decision to go elsewhere. He can be like a european soccer star and just go onto the next team and be just as successful. that would be the best legacy for him winning maybe two more championships at other franchises.
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He'd only go somewhere where his present would mean they'd win immediately, though. This would mean something massive like joining KD and Russ in OKC (I realize that contract lengths and cap space make this impossible but just for illustration). That's why these pundits keep telling Cleveland to trade the #1 to Sota for Kevin Love and sell that core to Lebron.

Although Miami is a fantastic organization with great ownership and leadership, that develops and empowers its players. I don't know if the lure of home is enough for Lebron to leave Arison, Riley and Spoelstra for the likes of Comic sans-tantrum-throwing Dan Gilbert and his band of knaves
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I wonder if all those people who got on the miami wagon three years ago (bsport, hroi, the guy with wade as his avi and others I can't remember who are hiding like cockroaches) would remain heat fans if LeBeyotch left. I find people make any excuse to claim they've been a fan for x amount time because of some obscure irrelevant reason. Case in point this waitress at the restaurant I frequent where I smoke cigars who's a miami fan. I said are you from miami or have any reason to like them or do you just like their logo? She claims she's liked them since shaq days and I said were you a fan since then or just claimed to be a fan since they started winning? Told her she should be a Lakers fan and she said she was coming around smh. She was so cocky and talking shit about the heat winning and smirking and all that shit whenever I come in so I'm going to love rubbing this shit in like lotion. Same with my buddy who was saying miami was going to steamroll the spurs after their game 2 victory and not to worry to all the haters LOL!!! Both of them are having seconds and thirds of some humble pie right now. Also I've always said spoelstra was overrated and overhyped as a coach, frankly I don't think he could do shit with a lesser team.
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Since you've been on these threads for 4 years, you know I've been a Heat fan since before Lebron and Wade were even in the league. And my reason isn't obscure - I live here. Even had a share of season tickets through my company since 2002, although I've recently given that up. So I'm going to assume you're just trolling me.

I don't mind bandwagon fans leaving and going wherever they want. There will always be true Heat fans there - the regulars in my section have had season tix even longer than I have.
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

What HRoi said earlier. The Spurs are a great team, no shame in losing to them. Heat went to four straight finals and won half of them. No one who actually appreciates sports will look down on that or be disappointed.

One thing I do hate is when analysts say "they play the game the right way." WTF does that even mean?

it means they're hungry enough for it
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

I wonder if all those people who got on the miami wagon three years ago (bsport, hroi, the guy with wade as his avi and others I can't remember who are hiding like cockroaches) would remain heat fans if LeBeyotch left. I find people make any excuse to claim they've been a fan for x amount time because of some obscure irrelevant reason. Case in point this waitress at the restaurant I frequent where I smoke cigars who's a miami fan. I said are you from miami or have any reason to like them or do you just like their logo? She claims she's liked them since shaq days and I said were you a fan since then or just claimed to be a fan since they started winning? Told her she should be a Lakers fan and she said she was coming around smh. She was so cocky and talking shit about the heat winning and smirking and all that shit whenever I come in so I'm going to love rubbing this shit in like lotion. Same with my buddy who was saying miami was going to steamroll the spurs after their game 2 victory and not to worry to all the haters LOL!!! Both of them are having seconds and thirds of some humble pie right now. Also I've always said spoelstra was overrated and overhyped as a coach, frankly I don't think he could do shit with a lesser team.

hroi and the guy with wade as an avatar live in florida

sounds like somebody is butthurt over some recent words



i laughed so hard
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

it would be so awesome if lebron just said, fuck it, and left Miami to another team and lead a 3rd franchise to a finals/championship.

that could be his legacy, being bigger than any franchise and swaying the whole league with his next decision to go elsewhere. He can be like a european soccer star and just go onto the next team and be just as successful. that would be the best legacy for him winning maybe two more championships at other franchises.

This........would be awesome and he is the only one who is talented (read: douchey) enough to pull it off. He could be the NBA's equivalent of The Man with No Name
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Since you've been on these threads for 4 years, you know I've been a Heat fan since before Lebron and Wade were even in the league. And my reason isn't obscure - I live here. Even had a share of season tickets through my company since 2002, although I've recently given that up. So I'm going to assume you're just trolling me.

I don't mind bandwagon fans leaving and going wherever they want. There will always be true Heat fans there - the regulars in my section have had season tix even longer than I have.

Now that I really think about it maybe I been in this thread 5 or 6 years? I don't know time flies. So I'm trying to understand how some people become fans, so it's based on where you live at the moment? I know you've said you lived in LA for a number of years beforehand were you a heat fan then? Just trying to understand that's all.
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