To be fair, I think Kyrie is behind only Paul, Westbrook, and Rose at the PG spot. Already. In a year or two I think he'll only be looking up at CP3.
p.s. watch out I think I hear BBallTim coming
Ha, this might be my favorite line in a post ever, TP. I wish I could give multiple TPs. I'm waiting for the dig at CP3's playoff record (or Kyrie's lack of a playoff record), ignoring the three Hall of Famers we won titles with. Any minute now.
On the topic at hand, I am certainly willing to consider the possibility of Kyrie being superior to Rondo. I haven't seen enough of him to tell, but his skill set seems to make his potential ceiling higher.
Just a thing about Rondo. He won a championship with those 3 HOF's before he was even close to entering his prime.
When Rondo came into his own was probably the 2009 playoffs (while KG was injured) and the ensuing season after when the Celts made the finals.
Kg and Ray were both 34 at the time and Pierce was 32. They are HOF players but they were in their mid 30's (and have aged since then). I wouldn't consider Sheed or Shaq to be a HOF that played with Rondo either. Technically they are (well maybe not Sheed)but Shaq could barely even run.
You might as well list other great players that played with us like JO, Michael Finley, Stephon Marbury, and Sam Cassell as well.
Sorry for the rant but it's just a pet peeve when people talk about Rondo playing with HOF's and thats why he has been successful when he pretty much had one year with them (maybe) at HOF level and it was before Rondo was even really good.
You think Chris Paul would rather have a 22 year old Blake Griffin or a 34 year old one?
I know id rather have a 22 year old KG
That's an enormous stretch. KG, Paul, and Ray were all still all-stars during Rondo's successful playoff runs, in their "prime" or not. KG was a candidate for league MVP the year we won the title. Those three Hall of Famers that I mentioned were All-Stars in the years we contended. Pretending they were washed up because they weren't in their prime is a pet peeve of mine and a huge underestimation of their skills. The insinuation that KG, Paul, and Ray have been washed up during Rondo's success is inaccurate.
You think Chris Paul would rather have a 29 year old David West or a 34 year old KG, 34 year old Ray Allen, and 32 year old Paul Pierce?
I know id rather have the latter group.
Let's also not compare Blake Griffin to Kevin Garnett just yet.