Durant is walking this path alone. I cannot remember a top 5 NBA player ever joining the best team in the league. He sold his competitive spirits to get a ring as many older stars try to do. But his career is still peaking.
Durant didn't join the best team in the league. He joined the second best team in the league. If Golden a State had won the title last year they would not have spent the money. They knew they had to make a move if they wanted to win a Title
They had ALREADY won a title. They were one stupid decision from Green away from winning a second title to go along with the regular season record for wins. Had they not signed Durant they still would have been the favorites this season.
Post by Willard Fillmore on Jun 16, 2017 21:31:25 GMT -5
The only reason they had ALREADY won a title is because Love and Kyrie were injured. Green makes stupid decisions all the time. The stupidest decision maker in the NBA. If THEY thought they were the prohibitive favorite to win the title this year, then why pay all that money for someone not needed to win the title?
Even if you are the favorites if you have an opportunity to get better why wouldn't you? Also, I realize most Cleveland fans would like to believe that They would have won with Kyrie and Love that 1st year but I find that for from being a given. The Cavs coming back from 3-1 with Green on the court for all of the games is even less likely.
Post by Willard Fillmore on Jun 17, 2017 20:26:17 GMT -5
A LOT of money to spend when already the best. Never been done before for the best to sign a Very expensive top five player. The vast majority of the time, the best, just tweeks their roster with free agent signings. This tells me Golden State's front office didn't think they were the best. Surely you jest. Which hurts more, missing two of your big three or the worst decision maker in the NBA??
How often does "the best" have an opportunity to sign another top 5 player? Who isn't going to jump at the chance to sign Durant? First, let's stop pretending that Kyrie was even close to 100%, when the series began he was already hurt and missing time before that. Second, what has Kevin Love done in the 2 finals that he has played in to warrant all of your adolation? Regardless, you keep discounting the fact that with Green GS was UP 3-1 before the suspension. That was no accident. Had they won he would have been in the running for finals MVP bad decision maker or not.
Post by Willard Fillmore on Jun 18, 2017 21:51:21 GMT -5
The best has an opportunity to sign a top 5 player every year one becomes available. If you're already the best and have a big payroll a GM would think twice, three times and once more and always in the past never pulled the trigger. This was a first. You're not paying attention again. I'm the one saying Kyrie was hurt. "Adolation"[sic] is for immature juveniles. Like John Adams said, "Facts are stubborn things." It is a well known FACT that Kevin Love is considered one of the CAVS "Big Three". ALL experts will tell you it takes 3 stars to win an NBA title these days. The Cavs won an NBA Title over your best with 2 of their Big Three injured, FACT. Green is THE biggest F...Up in the NBA, FACT. If he played just one more game, the odds favor he'd do something stupid again. Green MVP over Curry or Thompson??? LOLOLOL!! A player who leads the NBA in Technical Fouls and is known for tripping or kneeing the groin of the opponent's best players will never be an MVP, FACT.