screw 'playoff Rondo' -- playoff Rondo hasn't won squat
can we PLEASE talk about 'championship Rondo' -- the role player who avg 10/6/4 or something like that...we still have a KG and a PP and to think they won't be vintage in the playoffs is dangerous. 2008 was ball movement and spacing.
this doesn't have to be different but would be if we had a ball dominant Rondo.
I appreciate his greatness and some games we would need it. but i don't think we have to be as dependent on him as people are making us out to be.
Kg had made out of the first round exactly one time before becoming a Celtic
Pierce just twice before the big 3 era in a pitiful east
Frankly they were career losers without each other...stop acting like they were Duncan and Kobe
Duncan would've been a career loser without Robinson, Ginobili, and Parker.
Kobe would've been a career loser without Gasol and Shaq.
It took LeBron to join with Wade and Bosh still at the peak of their primes to win a championship, and they struggled to get it.
Jordan didn't accomplish anything until he was joined with Pippen, and even then it took them about 4 years together to get it.
Kevin Garnett in all his career seldom had help. The only year he did have help, they were making a big run in the playoffs, but one of their key players went down in the conference finals. And Garnett was a monster that year.
Duncan I disagree completely on...Robinson would've been the career loser without him..Duncan made ginobli and Parker and they weren't all that great when they won
Highly inaccurate. Parker was huge, and Ginobili has been great for them, underrated player because of Pop keeping his minutes down, and him coming off the bench, particularly when they had Bowen as a incredible wing defender.
Kobe, you have a point.
Lebron you do not..he dragged a crappy team deep in the playoffs every year.
By your definition of career loser, LeBron is a career loser... and the East was weak overall, let's not kid ourselves.
Also cut the excuses for kg...in his prime as a face of his franchise he couldn't drag his team anywhere, and couldn't get them even to the playoffs for several years before coming to Boston.....he often had the teammates he had because of his bloated contract.
All of the above is irrelevant, and has zero bearing on his capability to play the game, and win games.
Or should we forget the mess McHale was as a GM, particularly costing their team drafting opportunities, and drafts are the key to get talented players at low cost to balance the team's payroll.