kblo247 wrote:You said its sad he will go out like this and having not won
The guy has played with Kobe, Dwight, Artest, Pau, Amare, Dirk, Finley, Van Exel, Kidd, Kevin Johnson, Walker, young Jamison, Marion who was an all star before Nash, J-Rich, Shaq, Hill, and numerous other talents. He has not gotten out the west with any of that ... That's on him.
You give Kobe talent, he's won before. Same with Shaq. Same with MJ. Same with Bron and others. Nash has choked. Even Iverson got to the dance, and Kidd led his team to b2b finals and also won a ring while running an O and defending the best perimeter guys on teams.
He's not that good. He just blew up because he was the little white guy running big scoring teams, but it didnt and hasn't won anything playing his style that maximizes him, and he's never adjusted to playing with post players let alone been well rounded enough to play D or hit the glass
That's what I'm going on about ... It's not sad, he couldn't get the job down, its on him and makes him a joke, the only MVP to never play in the finals ... Prior, point blank
The team's lost this year when Kobe played great. He had Nash, Dwight, Gasol. See, I can list big names too. How can you watch the Lakers this year and blame Nash for his team failures? Coaching, defense, etc. matters. Nash has genuinely played out of his mind in the past, and his team has lost.
Also, 2007 - Spurs vs Suns was the real finals. They were the best in the league, not that joke of a Cavs team that made the finals.
But this is all irrelevant to the Lakers struggles. This isn't a Nash vs Kidd vs Stockton comparison thread. He's been legitimately elite. He's deferred to Kobe this year, and it hasn't worked. He did some of the same things in the games that this team won, and some of the same in the games this team lost.
If you think he isn't a good fit here, sure. It's not like the Gary Payton situation in 2004, though. Nothing like it.