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Who Will Win it All?


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steviebruno

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Wait.....you think Anthony Davis is better than Giannis?
He's more versatile and difficult to defend. Also the better defensive player.

Giannis is a beast on the inside, though, and his footwork in the post is exceptional. Better passer, too.

They're pretty close overall. Just a matter of preference.
 
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He's more versatile and difficult to defend. Also the better defensive player.

Giannis is a beast on the inside, though, and his footwork in the post is exceptional. Better passer, too.

They're pretty close overall. Just a matter of preference.
I think Giannis has surpassed AD. AD's defensive acumen is overrated. And his durability is a major issue in my book. Ans he doesn't equate to winning. The Pels are winning with him playing 20 minutes a game.
 
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I'll take the guy who can lead his team to at least some measure of success. Not the guy who can't even put his team close to playoff contention despite having two other 20 ppg scorers on his team (the only team besides Golden State to have that luxury).
 
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He's more versatile and difficult to defend. Also the better defensive player.

Giannis is a beast on the inside, though, and his footwork in the post is exceptional. Better passer, too.

They're pretty close overall. Just a matter of preference.
Man, you have your favorites, and you stick to them. For some reason you hold Kyrie and AD in the highest esteem. You look at their best performances and forget about the don't think about the distractions they cause. Kyrie is failing in the leadership role he supposedly has. He has to be dialed in every night and stop undermining his teammates. I don't deny his talents. Uncle Drew is a bad man. He just needs to stop being a bad teammate.

AD is just not a winner. Take away the gaudy statline and you have a loser. Embiid works him every time they play. Like I said NO wins more games when he plays less minutes. They just put in guys with more fire in their belly than him.
He's an amazing talent, but he has a two-cent brain, just like Kyrie.
 
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I'll take the guy who can lead his team to at least some measure of success. Not the guy who can't even put his team close to playoff contention despite having two other 20 ppg scorers on his team (the only team besides Golden State to have that luxury).
AD had Randle and Jrue scoring 20, and Mirotic in the high teens.
 
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AD is just not a winner. Take away the gaudy statline and you have a loser. Embiid works him every time they play. Like I said NO wins more games when he plays less minutes. They just put in guys with more fire in their belly than him.
He's an amazing talent, but he has a two-cent brain, just like Kyrie.
Centers don't bring winners in the NBA anymore. The rule is if you best scorer is a center you are not going to be a good team.
 

steviebruno

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Tell that to Philly and Denver.
Oh, last I checked neither Embiid nor Jokic had won a playoff series. Embiid was actually outplayed by Al Horford for an entire series and kicked the ball around like a court jester as his team went down in round one.

Denver could have made the playoffs last year... if only Jokic didn't get shut down by Taj Gibson in that play-in game.

Are you even certain that both Philly and Denver will be around in round 2?
 

steviebruno

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I'll take the guy who can lead his team to at least some measure of success. Not the guy who can't even put his team close to playoff contention despite having two other 20 ppg scorers on his team (the only team besides Golden State to have that luxury).
Using 20 ppg scorers as a metric for winning basketball games is just bad math. This isn't 2006. 20 points puts a small dent in an opponent putting up 120 ppg. Giannis has a better coach, better complementary pieces, and plays in a weaker conference.

Lucky for Giannis he plays in the East, although he couldn't get his team past Al Horford and Aaron Baynes last year.
 
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Oh, last I checked neither Embiid nor Jokic had won a playoff series. Embiid was actually outplayed by Al Horford for an entire series and kicked the ball around like a court jester as his team went down in round one.

Denver could have made the playoffs last year... if only Jokic didn't get shut down by Taj Gibson in that play-in game.

Are you even certain that both Philly and Denver will be around in round 2?
Just stop it! Now you are trying to equatecthe success of young up and coming teams and trying to blame the centers? You need to use that same was of thinking towards AD.
 
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It's a shame that history is probably gonna write this as a major negative for LeBron without taking into account context. But then context is usually lost throughout history, anyway.
 
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The type where Anthony Davis puts up big numbers and still can't lead his team to dick. Kinda like Kevin Love when he played for the T-Wolves. He's that kind of player.
 

steviebruno

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The type where Anthony Davis puts up big numbers and still can't lead his team to dick. Kinda like Kevin Love when he played for the T-Wolves. He's that kind of player.
Thought we were talking about Lebron. You're a hard one to follow. Well, in the spirit of random:

 
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Thought we were talking about Lebron. You're a hard one to follow. Well, in the spirit of random:

LeBron had the Lakers looking good. Getting better and better. Up to 4th place when he went down. He came back to them in 9th, then the trade fiasco which directly followed fucked up the team chemistry for good. Now they've given in and he doesn't seem to care, really.

If not for the injury, they'd likely have been just fine and primed for the playoffs right now.
 
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Lebron and Magic screwed that team with the Davis debacle. Even with the injuries, the should have been better. These young guys are sensitive now. They don't do well with the kind of pressure LBJ brings to a team.
 

steviebruno

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LeBron had the Lakers looking good. Getting better and better. Up to 4th place when he went down. He came back to them in 9th, then the trade fiasco which directly followed fucked up the team chemistry for good. Now they've given in and he doesn't seem to care, really.

If not for the injury, they'd likely have been just fine and primed for the playoffs right now.
Lebron got injured because he is 34 years old. That isn't going to change going forward... well, he'll get older.

They were 2-4 in Lebron's last six games before the injury, already trending down even with the win over Golden State. Yeah, they were in fourth place, but still only a couple of games out of eigth.

The trade fiasco was self-orchestrated because he knew the team wasn't going anywhere and didn't want to waste a year of what's left of his career.
 
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