what does better player even mean if regular season matters for completely nothing? such a bad argument
none of your arguments are backed by any facts at all. no film no stats no nothing.
basically your argument breaks down into bosh is better than ibaka at offense and ibaka is better than bosh is at defense?
seems pretty equalized if you ask me
The whole way you argue is the reason that statheads get a bad name in the NBA. All stats no watching the game. All advanced metrics have things they leave out.. If you put Ibaka instead of Bosh on the Heat, they would be worse. Defences don't have to respect Ibaka off the dribble. They respect his long-range shooting less because his shooting percentage is worse. (although Ibaka is certainly better at that now than he was in the 2012 Finals). Ibaka is not the passer that Bosh is (I'm sure I don't need to mention that raw assist numbers aren't all there is to passing, either). When Bosh's scoring ability is needed, it is there. Even when it isn't needed, it makes the game easier for Wade and James. Much like Ray Allen's 3 point shooting reputation keeps guys glued to him even when he's in a shooting slump.
At some point stats have to meet the reality of what happens when the teams actually play each other.
So all those basketball writers were wrong when they voted Durant MVP over LBJ? I love Wade, but he's too old to be considered the offensive (and defensive) presence Westbrook is. Bosh, yeah. Just what everyone needs a 7 foot 3 point shooter who's too soft to rebound consistently.
Wade's too old but Duncan and Ginobili aren't? Give me a break.
Pretty sure Indiana would bite your hand off for a 7 foot 3-point shooter who grabbed one of the most critical offensive rebounds in NBA Finals history.
Hate all you want, the Heat are in the Finals for the 4th year in a row. This time last year everyone was saying why the Spurs were going to kill the Heat too.