I am glad that Al is on our side. He is a winner.
Really? What has he ever won outside of college?
Please, I'm all ears. Love it when people go throwing the "winner" label on to guys who have consistently failed to win anything in their entire professional careers.
He's an excellent player, but please let's take it easy with that "winner" label.
Steph Curry is a winner. LeBron James is a winner. Michael Jordan and Tim Duncan were winners. All Horford is not a winner, he's just a really good player. E
very NBA team he's ever been on (aside from last year's Celtics, who were carried by IT) has performed well in the regular season and fallen apart at the seams as soon as they hit the big stage. Hell even last years team (probably his most successful playoff run ever) was a struggle.
Steph Curry and LeBron weren't winners, until they won. How did they manage to win if they weren't winners?
LeBron has made what - 6 straight NBA finals?
Didn't he take the cavs to the NBA finals against the Spurs in his first or second season?
Curry was the core ingredient that turned a young warriors team from non-existent to Dynasty almost overnight with his MVP turnaround.
Dwyane Wade was the best player on a Championship team in like his second season in the league.
I mean sorry if I'm off base here, but I kinda assumed one key prerequisite for being labeled a winner is.. I don't know... Winning?
This is not a diss on horford - I'm not saying he sucks because he hasn't won a lot. Not everybody has the combination of talent and killer mentality to be that type of player, and that doesn't take away from the fact that he's been an excellent player his entire career...
I just constantly hear people throwing that "winner" label on to guys who have done nothing to earn it (not just Horford, he does geg it a lot) and that annoys me.
Horford isn't a winner. He simply isn't the type of player who wins you championships - he's the guy who comes in and does the little things to help your main guys win you a championship. He's Robin to your Batman. He doesn't take down the enemy - he'll just bring batman his little toolkit so he can deliver the winning punch. He's one of Santa's little helpers.