Re: Love in Boston
posted at 6/1/2014 8:31 AM EDT
In response to Fiercy's comment:
Take the case of the Spurs.
They got Tim Duncan in 1997 and Duncan and the Spurs are in the Finals of 2014.
That's 17 years of being a contender.
Trying to win with Rondo is only a 5-year window.
Rondo will be 33 years old 5 years from now.
So you'd rather take a chance on landing the next Duncan so we can have a longer stint of winning? Taking a chance on Boston being 1 out of 30 teams to land the next superstar of the decade? Someone who could arguably be the "GOAT" at their position. Wow. It's kinda like graduating high school and playing Powerball instead of going to college, don't you think? I don't very much like those odds. Especially considering there may be no jackpot at all in most of those drawings. Just a couple $100 bills.
That's what I'm talking about Fierce. This "5-year window". Is this another thing you're sure that's going to happen? Or just a guess? My, we have a lot of future tellers on this board. Everything is not written in stone, and everyone's life is not the same. By your analogy, why aren't all #1 picks as good as Lebron? See what I'm getting at? You don't know how all of this is really going to unfold. No one does. So don't pretend.
And I don't remember the Spurs being a contender for all of those 17 years dude. That's false. In fact, didn't they get knocked out in the 1st round, 2 years in a row once?
If we could be ensured of getting the next big star via draft, I'm on board. We've tried.... a few times. Didn't go so well.