Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by bmill, May 11, 2009.
Ironically enough I was thinking of going with the pirate at sea metaphor even before your walk the plank bit.
Hey, some people around here have been pushing for Amare "Playground" Stoudemire.
Apparently, the Hawks would give Marvin Williams away for a cans of soda pop and change, and perhaps throw in Acie for free.
Kings hope lottery will be the ticket - The Boston Globe
Assuming there is any truth to this at all, what's the verdict on Marvin W, besides him having upside and >Prince?
To get off the playground (where almost all start) you need two huge mindsets:
Never take a night off. If the shot doesn't fall, then get to the line. Playing tough defense makes up for a losy night, which means you have some rebounds to show at the end of the game.
Adapt...adapt...adapt. Know the weak-spots on the team. Then specialize in one small component that takes you out of your comfort zone. Now you have the susceptibility in expanding your talent. You only need one important buy in from another person to make this a success: that is the coach.
if you're up with 20 with 4 mins to go, it is allowed to try something, isn't it?
While I find your opinion valid, I can't agree personally for these reasons:
1. Goodie two-shoes: You're up a lot and you're going to win the game. No need to show-boat. Just finish the thing out and take your win and prep for the next game. Also, act like this isn't the first time you've won something.
2. DBB: A dunk attempt like that when you are up 20 is grounds for a guaranteed flagrant foul on you within the first 2:00 of next game.
3. Don't miss the wide open dunk?
Personally I think it is a really bad idea to try something like that in a game in the playoffs when the series isn't over.
No, it is ignorant showboating. It is classless. Dunking on someone when you are up 20 isn't any big thang.
The problem is, Josh Smith has never seen a bad shot he wouldn't take, whether he was up 20, down 20 or tied with 28 seconds to go.
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