NBA Playoffs Thread May 20, 2009 19:02:49 GMT -5
Post by redskins12820 on May 20, 2009 19:02:49 GMT -5
Denver is one of the more talented teams in league--and they have been for a while, but they don't understand how to win and how to ignore stupid stuff. For instance--Martin's obsession with Mark Cuban. Who gives a crap what the idiot says/does? What does that have to do with anything?
Karl playing Anthony Carter at key moments and Carter killing Nuggets--as he's done since being a Nugget. Best players not getting shots at big moments.
For those who cry/whine about "consipracy" in NBA--the Nuggets choked at FT line, and Billups hit a 3pt shot to cut lead to 1 late where he stepped out of bounds before taking the shot.
Denver should've won the game--but they found a way to lose--which has been George Karl's way in Playoff basketball since he's coached in NBA.
BTW--Lamar Odom is added to the gutless clown list of players who have no concept of how to battle/compete.
Gasol gagging FT's added to his reputation as being soft--but he'll often compete underneath and what he can't do is what he can't do--Odom just gets in "Lamar Land" which is a mix of Henny, Weed, and Poetry.
I don't think you watch many Laker games. Odom got into it with Scola a bunch in the last series and is also probably the best per minute rebounder on the Lakers. I don't know how that is not battling/competing. Plenty of stuff he does wrong, but he doesn't back down and he boards extremely well. Those two don't scream wimp to me.
As long as they have carter or that other joke guarding kobe, nuggets aren't getting to the finals. Melo actually did a decent job on kobe I thought. I would be interested if Denver tries to continue to match them up.