- Oct 1, 2015
In 16 minutes, Zion - huge guy with ridiculous athleticism, has precisely *zero* rebounds.
Regardless of how tonight turns out (and the Clippers are missing some of their good depth right now), the fact that LeBron is 3-6 in NBA finals I would think is proof enough that having the best player isn't enough to win it all.The Clippers are the deeper team and better coached.
The Lakers have the two best players. Talent wins in the NBA. Even with James having an off night, Davis is picking up the slack and been the best player on the floor tonight.
I think you can make a case for Kawhi as the best player on either team. He's the defending Finals MVP, the best perimeter defender of the four, and the best of the four at creating his own shot off the bounce (a good quality to have in the playoffs). I think you can also make the case that a 100% healthy George is roughly as good as 35 y.o. LeBron and AD. He rated #1 in the NBA by RPM last season. His shoulder was messed up to start the season, but apparently the time off has helped it heal.Not the two best players in the league. Giannis is a hair better than Lebron at this point and 10 years younger. But the best two players in the Clippers rivalry. Unless you think Kawhi is better than Lebron, which some do apparently.
Ha, it really is just like summer leagueThis is pretty cool:
A group of NBA players have arrived about 20 minutes before tipoff to watch Lakers-Clippers and are sitting near midcourt. The group includes Dame Lillard, CJ McCollum, DeMar DeRozan, Carmelo Anthony and a couple others so far.
Got it to 128-100 with 7 minutes to go ... and then got outscored 18-0 over the last 7 minutes. Stuff like that makes me glad I don’t bet on hoops...Orlando has put up 114 on Brooklyn with 10 minutes to go. Blazers-Grizzlies is going to be fun, very competitive start with a nice dunk from Nurkic
Lebron can make an argument for being the GOAT or in the top 3 or 5, anyway. On this site about 50% of the posts about him regard him doing what every player in the NBA does -- complain about calls.Maybe it’s just me but LeBron doesn’t get nearly enough shit for being such a world class whiner. It’s the defining trait of his game.
Part of my post was tounge in cheek, I have no problems saying LeBron is an all time great.Lebron can make an argument for being the GOAT or in the top 3 or 5, anyway. On this site about 50% of the posts about him regard him doing what every player in the NBA does -- complain about calls.
In other words...yeah, it's just you.
Dunno why....whether it's Brady or Jordan or whomever (including LeBron), it just chaps my ass when all one hears about athletic greatness is whining. You're a fan of the sport and when you watch greatness you literally think whining is "the defining trait of his game."? Get real.