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post #91 of 2835
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When you think of dominate do you only think of big men? I think Jason Kidd or Steve Nash or even Stoudamire can be dominate just not in the beastly 7' center kind of dominate.

I don't think of them as dominate players; like I would think Kobe or even Lebron. Do you think any of those three players could control the last 3 minutes of a tough game?
post #92 of 2835
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I don't think of them ass dominate players; like I would think Kobe or even Lebron. Do you think any of those three players could control the last 3 minutes of a tough game?


In less than a thousand words, yes.

koji
post #93 of 2835
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Originally Posted by Thracozaag View Post
In less than a thousand words, yes.

koji

No way.
post #94 of 2835
Kobe's been really dominant without Shaq.

koji
post #95 of 2835
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Originally Posted by jpeirpont View Post
I don't think of them as dominate players; like I would think Kobe or even Lebron. Do you think any of those three players could control the last 3 minutes of a tough game?

Steve Nash controls games in a way that neither Lebron nor Kobe can. Kobe will never be able to, and Lebron, well, Lebron is still relatively untested in that area. We'll see in a few years.
post #96 of 2835
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Steve Nash controls games in a way that neither Lebron nor Kobe can. Kobe will never be able to, and Lebron, well, Lebron is still relatively untested in that area. We'll see in a few years.

I think Lebron proved himself pretty darn adequately last year against Washington. Should be a very interesting series with the Pistons, if form continues to hold.

koji
post #97 of 2835
I thought Nash was overrated until I actually watched him play. He really does set the defense on its heels. The Suns always look lost when he's on the bench.
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Steve Nash controls games in a way that neither Lebron nor Kobe can. Kobe will never be able to, and Lebron, well, Lebron is still relatively untested in that area. We'll see in a few years.

LeBron showed a spark in the last few minutes of last night's game, actually. Demanded the ball, made a couple crazy drives that ended in either a bucket or a foul, then started punishing the Nets with solid passes to suddenly open and cutting teammates as soon as they started collapsing on him. He looked as mature a player as I've seen him yet.
post #99 of 2835
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Originally Posted by Thracozaag View Post
Kobe's been really dominant without Shaq.

koji

He has, Kobe wins games alone, he just has very little help. Nash has had teams loaded with talent since he came in the league; Dirk, Finley now this Sun's team which is a talented team without him, yet he hasn't won a championship yet, the team he left went. I haven't seen him step up and dominate a game yet. Kidd hasn't had the talent Nash has, but he did make it and had the misfortune of meeting a healthy Shaq and Kobe, so I might be wrong about him.
post #100 of 2835
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Steve Nash controls games in a way that neither Lebron nor Kobe can. Kobe will never be able to, and Lebron, well, Lebron is still relatively untested in that area. We'll see in a few years.
Though Nash has been my favorite PG since he was in Dallas, I don't see where he controls a close game. He might set the tone, but once the game is slowed down as it usually is in clutch playoff games he doesn't control much.
post #101 of 2835
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He has, Kobe wins games alone, he just has very little help. Nash has had teams loaded with talent since he came in the league; Dirk, Finley now this Sun's team which is a talented team without him, yet he hasn't won a championship yet, the team he left went. I haven't seen him step up and dominate a game yet. Kidd hasn't had the talent Nash has, but he did make it and had the misfortune of meeting a healthy Shaq and Kobe, so I might be wrong about him.

+1.

That said, I like the Suns' chance. Tim Duncan, while still formidable, is not in his prime; now he relies a bit too much on a "flip-the-switch" approach a.k.a Shaq for my taste. Tony Parker and Manu are solid, but the latter way inconsistent. And Popovich can only do so much.
post #102 of 2835
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Originally Posted by whacked View Post
+1.

That said, I like the Suns' chance. Tim Duncan, while still formidable, is not in his prime; now he relies a bit too much on a "flip-the-switch" approach a.k.a Shaq for my taste. Tony Parker and Manu are solid, but the latter way inconsistent. And Popovich can only do so much.

I think Finley is the X-factor... if he's on and nailing threes, it will be difficult for the Suns to win if the Spurs play good defense.
post #103 of 2835
I think Will Smith is still the x-factor on any veteran team he's with--unbelievably clutch.

koji
post #104 of 2835
Wow, the first two Jazz/Warrior games were two of the most enjoyable games I have seen in a while...
post #105 of 2835
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Wow, the first two Jazz/Warrior games were two of the most enjoyable games I have seen in a while...

I was hoping for a Suns/Warriors finals, but that doesn't look likely now.

koji
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