NBA stars just say no to Boston

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    NBA stars just say no to Boston

    Hope Celtics Fans Rot in HEdoublehockeysticks

    The Celtics and the Lakers are the bookends of NBA basketball. The league’s history is dipped in Red and the Celtic green. The league’s logo is a silhouette of Lakers legend Jerry West. The flagship franchises have combined to win half of the league’s 66 championships. They have an aggregate 52 NBA Finals appearances.

    Eternal NBA rivals? Unquestionably. NBA equals? Not in the eyes of today’s superstars, who are more consumed with geography than history.

    The Parishioners of the Parquet were once again reminded of the Celtics’ disadvantage relative to their Southern California archenemies last Friday, when the reigning best big man on the planet, Dwight Howard, was reeled in by the Lakers in a four-team trade. (Is it considered reeling in a big fish if the fish desperately wants out of the water, ignores its previous pledge to remain there for another season, and just jumps into the best-looking boat?)

    In the dizzying deal that saw Howard follow the Shaquille O’Neal Trail from Orlando to Los Angeles, the Lakers gave up Andrew Bynum, Josh McRoberts, Christian Eyenga, a 2015 second-round pick, and a 2017 first-round pick. In return, they now have a core of Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Steve Nash, and a 26-year-old Howard. It was the type of deal that wouldn’t pass muster in your fantasy league, but it is the harsh reality of the NBA, which is now broken down into can-have-it-alls, haves, have-no-shots, and have-no-clue (New York Knicks).

    It’s also the type of deal for an in-his-prime NBA megastar that the Celtics aren’t able to make, despite their tradition and presence in a sports-obsessed major metropolitan market. LeBron James, Howard, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, and Blake Griffin aren’t walking through that door.

    Boston is not an NBA destination. Howard would have had just as good a chance of lifting the Larry O’Brien Trophy here as in Lakerland, but he would have rather donned his cape for Brooklyn than Boston. That’s all you need to know.

    Traditionally inept and incompetent franchises such as the Nets and Clippers are regarded as more desirable “destinations” for today’s NBA superstar shopping for a new home than the sport’s all-time winningest franchise.

    Players love the idea of playing for coach Doc Rivers, but they love warm weather, low taxes, glitz, glamour, models, and iconic rapper owners more than dear old Doc. Those players don’t see the Celtics in the same (spot) light as the Lakers, the Miami Heat, the Knicks, or the Dallas Mavericks.

    This is more a reflection of the state of the NBA than it is the state of the Celtics, who have been a well-run, first-class organization under the leadership of Rivers, president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, and owners Wyc Grousbeck and Steve Pagliuca.

     
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    there is no question that the history of the league is pretty meaningless to the athletes of today....they want to win...but they also want maximum contracts, great weather, and great entertainment....places like South Beach and Southern California offer much more to young athletes....no one has ever disputed that....Boston can't compete for athletes who play the majority of their season during late Autumn through early Spring....football is probbly the exception since it has always been considered an outside/winter sport...

     
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    by the way, that is an excellent post...!!!
     
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    Duke 4 and kobe the man,

    YOUR MISSING THE POINT...
    IF the NFL DIDNT HAVE A CAP WOULD PLAYERS WANT TO PLAY FOR GREEN BAY?.....NOPE!!!!!!!!!! The OWNER OF THE GIANTS MR. MARRA said for a league to survivve you need a cap...THATS THE NFL..they solved the DESIRABLE CITY PROBLEM...no city in the NFL is better than the other because ALL TEAMS USE A CAP...THE NFL GOT IT RIGHT...The nba missed...

    The NBA....Doesnt have a cap system..cities can throw money around and still give players the power to say..well i want to be in a warm weather city....a city where theres clubs.....blah blah...When you have a league with no cap..That gives the players the edge...to pick a destination..

    But to say now boston is not a DESTINATION IS really wrong and heres why....The NBA changed from LArry and magic to more a urban league in the 90's when the celtics had an owner who cared about just wasting money than putting a team who wins on the floor. Those people sold the team to grosbeck..;and he put money into the team in the way he could...Boston hired a african american highly respected coach in doc rivers who among the players in the league is one of the most LIKEABLE AND BEST COACHES to play for..Boston in the 90's didnt have a likeable coach...Next to combat the Free agency problem..Boston developed players through the draft and traded the players developed for proven stars...Like KG and Ray...

    It happened once it can happen again. Unhappy players will leave any team if they can get money..it happenes..NExt for boston if they have cap room...They may get unhappy player 1..but if boston trades for player 2..Those 2 new traded players plau doc rivers can recruit a free agent to come to boston to play for the celtics..Way back in the 90's boston would never attract james posey,jason terry,eddie house,pj brown...As long as doc rivers is here he will be a coach who young african american males will look up too...and the stupid idea boston is not a destination will be a memory..
    I love HOW YOU TROLLS TROLL...I JUST TOLD YOU TRUTH..AND YOUR WISHES ARE NOW JUST WISHES...



     
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    kobe da man,

    ill put it easy for you...because i know its tough for you to grapple the truth brotherrr...

    heres how boston can be competative and be title contenders ..and be a destination for free agents...

    1. Point ill give you..is warm weather /cold weather fine...straight out free agency players would scew to warm weather climates..about 60% of the time...heres how it changes...

    2. a city like boston lets say they wanted to get howard..would have had to do this..and its not out of the realm......If boston had room for 3 max deals...heres how it could be done..The cs could sign dwight to a max deal..Dwight would say I want to play with deron williams and lets say for reference not truth dirk nowinsky...Boston can sign deron williams and trade for dirk....A player like dwight if given the choice of 2 players he wanted to play with would have thought second about la..boston right now could have not accomodated that..
    3. Boston if they have CAP room can aquire players who are good and have to be moved..AKA the kg and ray deals..Then if boston gets 2 all stars and they have ENOUGH MONEY to take thrid deal a player would really look at it twice and say lets say lebron and kevin love were playing for boston..Would dwight say Do i want to play with lebron and kevin love in boston or kobe and pau in LA........Thats not a slam dunk...Thell play in LA...answer...
    4. The road for boston to be a competator is HARDER yes...BUT through trades and CAP ROOM..they can get players to attract other players and with doc rivers that may put boston over the top than playing with mike brown...
     
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    both good points......
     
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    " by the way, that is an excellent post...!!!"

    Don't know if I'd call it excellent but I knew it wasn't his. I knew from the first sentence it was way too articulate for kobedaman. 

    Turns out it's Boston.com's own Chris Gasper. Went ahead and tagged kobedaman's post for copyright/plageurism violation since he was too lazy and/or unethical to give attribution and seemed to be enjoying the credit you guys were giving him. 

    Here's Chris' original version if you would like to see the pre-copy/paste version

    http://articles.boston.com/2012-08-17/sports/33235191_1_doc-rivers-nba-stars-celtics
     
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    In response to BostonTrollSpanker's comment:
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    " by the way, that is an excellent post...!!!"

    Don't know if I'd call it excellent but I knew it wasn't his. I knew from the first sentence it was way too articulate for kobedaman. 

    Turns out it's Boston.com's own Chris Gasper. Went ahead and tagged kobedaman's post for copyright/plageurism violation since he was too lazy and/or unethical to give attribution and seemed to be enjoying the credit you guys were giving him. 

    Here's Chris' original version if you would like to see the pre-copy/paste version

    http://articles.boston.com/2012-08-17/sports/33235191_1_doc-rivers-nba-stars-celtics




    Well,well,well....why am I not surprised? Turns out that Laker fans are as big a cheat as their team is.

     
     
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    Hope Celtics Fans Rot in HEdoublehockeysticks

    The Celtics and the Lakers are the bookends of NBA basketball. The league’s history is dipped in Red and the Celtic green. The league’s logo is a silhouette of Lakers legend Jerry West. The flagship franchises have combined to win half of the league’s 66 championships. They have an aggregate 52 NBA Finals appearances.

    Eternal NBA rivals? Unquestionably. NBA equals? Not in the eyes of today’s superstars, who are more consumed with geography than history.

    The Parishioners of the Parquet were once again reminded of the Celtics’ disadvantage relative to their Southern California archenemies last Friday, when the reigning best big man on the planet, Dwight Howard, was reeled in by the Lakers in a four-team trade. (Is it considered reeling in a big fish if the fish desperately wants out of the water, ignores its previous pledge to remain there for another season, and just jumps into the best-looking boat?)

    In the dizzying deal that saw Howard follow the Shaquille O’Neal Trail from Orlando to Los Angeles, the Lakers gave up Andrew Bynum, Josh McRoberts, Christian Eyenga, a 2015 second-round pick, and a 2017 first-round pick. In return, they now have a core of Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Steve Nash, and a 26-year-old Howard. It was the type of deal that wouldn’t pass muster in your fantasy league, but it is the harsh reality of the NBA, which is now broken down into can-have-it-alls, haves, have-no-shots, and have-no-clue (New York Knicks).

    It’s also the type of deal for an in-his-prime NBA megastar that the Celtics aren’t able to make, despite their tradition and presence in a sports-obsessed major metropolitan market. LeBron James, Howard, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, and Blake Griffin aren’t walking through that door.

    Boston is not an NBA destination. Howard would have had just as good a chance of lifting the Larry O’Brien Trophy here as in Lakerland, but he would have rather donned his cape for Brooklyn than Boston. That’s all you need to know.

    Traditionally inept and incompetent franchises such as the Nets and Clippers are regarded as more desirable “destinations” for today’s NBA superstar shopping for a new home than the sport’s all-time winningest franchise.

    Players love the idea of playing for coach Doc Rivers, but they love warm weather, low taxes, glitz, glamour, models, and iconic rapper owners more than dear old Doc. Those players don’t see the Celtics in the same (spot) light as the Lakers, the Miami Heat, the Knicks, or the Dallas Mavericks.

    This is more a reflection of the state of the NBA than it is the state of the Celtics, who have been a well-run, first-class organization under the leadership of Rivers, president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, and owners Wyc Grousbeck and Steve Pagliuca.

     

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