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post #8266 of 27247
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Don't open that can of worms again. First of all Jordan didn't abandon his team and joined another mans team. He stuck around and won 6, how many will Lebron win? Who knows? It took Jordan 7 years to win a chip and Lebron took 9 years and a short season (takes nothing away from them but if the Spurs gets an asterisk for it, the Heat should too). Jordan only had Pippen, Lebron had Wade & Bosh. Etc... Etc... Etc....

+1

I assure you Lebron will never approach Jordan's achievements by the end of his career.

Look, nobody really like the guy. I don't believe having a championship changes that. Yes, I wanted to see them fail. I wish the Thunder were a more refined team that were better coached and had a legit PG, but they weren't. Actually, Mark Cuban had it 100% right in those vids above... Thunder had the better team but were out coached... fucking incredible considering what a wet noodle Spoelstra is but oh well.

Lebron stays bitch, IMO. Jordan? Pfff... he hasn't even approached Kobe's achievements. Jordan, ha ha ha, thats a good one. I suspect many licking lebronballs were little kids when Jordan ruled the roost, you never really saw him and how much better than Lebron he was.
post #8267 of 27247
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Westbrook can drive you insane but really at this point in his career, we can't really put all the blame on him. There are several games in the post season where he was the sole reason they won or were even close to winning. Sometimes, Durant simply doesn't demand the ball enough or Brooks doesn't make Westbrook to give the ball up but when he gets hot, he scores in bunches. Was it game 4 where Westbrook scored OKCs last 20 something points to keep them close? There are instances where Durant is either too passive or complains too much to the refs or simply gets shut down so he has stretches where he doesn't score or even touches the ball and that is when Russell and Harden takes over.
post #8268 of 27247
okc basically lost cuz harden couldnt produce. if he produced his normal numbers all games would've been super close

and because heats role players really stepped up
post #8269 of 27247
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

okc basically lost cuz harden couldnt produce. if he produced his normal numbers all games would've been super close
and because heats role players really stepped up

don't forget 90% of the 50/50 calls went against OKC. devil.gif
post #8270 of 27247
ESPN is awful. What do you guys read? After interning for a sports publication for a bit, I'm a bit jaded to everything now.
post #8271 of 27247
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Originally Posted by skitlets View Post

ESPN is awful. What do you guys read? After interning for a sports publication for a bit, I'm a bit jaded to everything now.

Almost all sports journalism is so badly watered down thats its not worth reading anything.
post #8272 of 27247
i enjoyed reading the analytical type blogs during the season. the ones that break down games and give a good explanation on what they feel teams should have done better on and why
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post #8274 of 27247
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

okc basically lost cuz harden couldnt produce. if he produced his normal numbers all games would've been super close
and because heats role players really stepped up

Not to be an ass or anything but this was the type of statement that Mark Cuban was knocking on.

But I get what you're trying to say: it was the lack of adjustments the coaching staff made to give Harden the best opportunity to score that contributed to the losses.
post #8275 of 27247
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Originally Posted by Fraiche View Post

Not to be an ass or anything but this was the type of statement that Mark Cuban was knocking on.
But I get what you're trying to say: it was the lack of adjustments the coaching staff made to give Harden the best opportunity to score that contributed to the losses.

50 - 50

Harden missed a lot of wide open shit.
post #8276 of 27247

God no. Not one of the good guys.
post #8277 of 27247
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

50 - 50
Harden missed a lot of wide open shit.

Yea but that was mostly he was playing as a starter with KD and RB on the floor.

Let's not forget Harden's numbers is from him being a 6th man when KD is supposedly on the bench and he subs in with the energy to score. If he's out there playing like a starter, his energy and therefore, numbers are gonna drop.

His defensive assignment was Wade half the time if i recall correctly (other half was Sefalosha I believe.)
post #8278 of 27247

Yes!
post #8279 of 27247
well defensive adjustments are part of the equation but harden missed a lot of easy wide open jumpers and threes. he had the same role as usual, but just wasn't great at it. but you're right. okc should've adjusted better to doubling james, making sure guys closed out the shooters (but then again they hadn't been shooting that well)


you also just have to look at what harden was producing in other playoff series vs what he produced in the heats series
post #8280 of 27247
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Originally Posted by skitlets View Post

ESPN is awful. What do you guys read? After interning for a sports publication for a bit, I'm a bit jaded to everything now.

this thread.
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