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OK Bob,no problem.What really bother me is that instead of being happy with the adquisition of this player,some people(I am not talking about you)waste their time looking for negative things about him.I am very disappointed with those Celtics fans who are happy because Boston is 0-4 and they say that tanking is good.
I agree....and find a real ignorance in the idea of tanking. As it relates to the NBA - IT DOES NOT WORK.
Only one team in history has won a championship after winning the lottery - and that was a red herring. The Spurs were a good team but lost a lot after David Robinson got hurt for an entire season. They won the lottery, got Tim Duncan and then the Admiral came back and they had a formidable team right away. This is usually not the case and teams that hit rock bottom in the NBA rarely become viable (see Cleveland, Washington, heck - see the Celtics for the 20 years between titles.)
People suggesting the Celtics tank are ignorant and not really Celtics fans anyway.
***(Ibelieve this was for Fungus34)***
I think we all competed at some level in SOMETHING and unless I was playing Tittleywinks, Candyland or Shoots and Ladders with the kids I wanted to win........and above that I TRIED to win.
Unless a couple players are point shaving and have $$$$ on it (and that has happened refs included) no one steps out on that floor to intentionally loose any game. Our play in the 4th quarter has cost us 3 potential wins but that is because we just are not that good...........yet. With Rondo we win at least 2 of those perhaps.
Management might have a long term goal of not being very competitive in a particular year with the "Hope" of catching lightening in a bottle the next year but even then they are NOT loosing intentionally.
I hope it's obvious that you're preaching to the choir when it comes to my views on the "tanking" crap. I put it in the same category as Hollinger's "pop stats" as far as credibility is concerned.
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