therealdeal wrote:I'm pretty much done with this. I'll make my closing statements and be on my way.
1. The end result of missing zero games means nothing to me. Do the ends justify the means in every case? I'd argue in most cases no they don't. One man gets rich through hard work and sacrifice. Another wins the lottery. Which one made it there in the most ideal way? If Bynum needs injections every few months to maintain this level of play, that's a far cry from a man who needs to stretch on the sidelines.
Bynum missing 0 games means nothing to you? Really? Okay, it looks like we're getting somewhere. If I knew this, then I wouldn't bothered having this argument with you.
Unless these injections have negative side-effects that will harm him long-term, I don't really see what your point is.
therealdeal wrote:You want my argument? Bynum's knees are done. Just like the kidneys of a dialysis patient they require constant medical attention just to function in the way he needs them to. He needs constant injections and a brace worn at all times just to have knees that work well enough to perform. Nash needs to stretch on the sidelines. If you can't see the difference, that's not my problem.
Like you said before, you don't care if Bynum happens to miss 0 games with these procedures and you don't seem to care if he happens to perform at an all-star level with these procedures. All that matters is that Bynum receives an injection and Nash has to stretch on the sideline. Nevermind how they perform on the court.
2. You give me a link to an article titled "How the Mets' Season Broke Down and Fell Apart" and you expect that to SUPPORT your argument?
All you did was support what I said! Cortizone shots do not do anything to help you perform, in most cases they harm you because you don't feel the pain that's a result of extreme damage to your body! Just because two things are band-aids doesn't mean they're the same type of bandage!
Actually it does support my argument, because the player I quoted didn't suffer further structural damage while playing with Cortisone. And he said he felt great performing with it.
therealdeal wrote:Bynum's knee gets a lubricant injection. It helps his knee perform for a limited time. If he got a Cortizone shot instead he'd tear anything left in his decrepit knees and probably struggle to walk normally the rest of his life due to his size. Your argument is awful.
I'm not sure what you're saying here. I was comparing how Cortisone works compared to Dialysis. Not the Synvisc injection. Both Cortizone and Syncvisc act as agents to help an athlete perform on the field. They are not life or death procedures.
therealdeal wrote:No I don't know you. But I've been on this site for more than 4 years now and I've always respected you and your opinions. You've been a quality poster here the entire time I have and your posting style was one of my deciding factors in signing up here. But your defense of Bynum is ridiculous and it's been hard for me to read because it holds no objectivity whatsoever.
My objectivity is fine since I'm arguing how Bynum performs. Not the procedures and methods he uses to get onto the court and perform. As far as I'm concerned, as long as the techniques he uses are legal and don't carry long-term risks, I don't care how he does it. You obviously do. So be it.
therealdeal wrote:Fine, I don't know you. I'll be done responding to posts like this from now on and I suppose I'll take my Bynum thoughts elsewhere.
Do what you want to do.