Re: Another Finals Appearance For Duncan
posted at 5/23/2013 12:45 AM EDT
In response to Celtsfan4life's comment:
In response to Fierce34's comment:
The Spurs will not blow a 2-0 series lead 2 years in a row.
Duncan scored 6 of the Spurs' 8 points in OT. He delivered when the team needed him the most.
The difference between Duncan and the Spurs and KG and the Celtics is Tim Duncan doesn't need another big man like Kendrick Perkins, Marcin Gortat, or Samuel Dalembert to be the team's enforcer. What that translates into is the Spurs don't need an additional 8-10m in cap space for another big man.
First, not true about needing another big man. Duncan has had Robinson, Nesterovich, and now Splitter (who starts). So, Duncan plays with another big man. You're distorting your facts to make your point.
No need to distort the facts because no one will argue with the fact that Duncan is the best power forward to ever play the game. Wheher its Barkley, McHale, Malone or anyone else - no one carries a team like Duncan. So, why pick on KG? He's not different than everyone else - not as good as the best ever. So what? Pierce is not as good as Michael Jordan. DJ is not as good as Oscar Robertson. So what?
Bird needed McHale and Parish. Magic needed Jabbar, Worthy, and Scott. Duncan needs Parker (who is the MVP of that team, by the way). Even Michael needed Pippen and others. Why in the world do you think KG is going to win without a healthy Pierce?
You keep making the same old argument, Fierce, and its not a rational one. We all get that you think G should be someone different but you have to get over it. He is NOT a big center and he's not as young as he was in his prime. Between the two, he is NOT going to be a 25 point, 15 rebound big man making shots inside. That does NOT negate the fact that he is a great, HOF player.
Duncan won with Robison, yes. But Duncan also won with Nesterovic, Oberto, Elson, and now the Spurs are Finals bound with Splitter, Diaw, and Blair playing alongside Duncan.
It doesn't matter who the other big man Duncan plays with.
Because Duncan is a dominating big man.
KG needed Perkins and PJ Brown before he won a championship.
The Spurs always had the #1 or # 2 seed, in the west, the last 3 years regardless of who the other big man is.
It's not picking on KG. Jump-ball always keeps putting KG on the same level with Duncan and Larry Bird. All I'm saying is that's not accurate.
KG is on the same level as McHale and Parish, not Bird.
When Parker became the MVP of the Spurs, it was in the 2007 Finals. Before that, Duncan won 3 Finals MVP trophies. So Duncan was the man in 1999, 2003, and 2005.
With the Celtics, Paul Pierce is the MVP, the #1 option option on offense. Of course the Celtics would have never won a championship in 2008 without KG. But in 2008, Pierce was the team's MVP.