davriver290 wrote:Not to mention the transition from the "old stars" to the "new stars". I have respect for the likes of Durant/ Lebron and Rose... But the guys have no personality to complement their game. Why do I mean by this?
Look at Shaq... Dominant, arrogant, had a personality, showed it on the court, made it entertaining in many ways.
Same thing for Kobe Bryant. Allen Iverson, shooot, even Tracy Mcgrady.
Now, you have an emotionless and dull Kevin Durant who is a brilliant b ball player. A Lebron who tries so hard to be the "good guy" when he should embrace his "bad guy" role...
A Derrick Rose who is another amazing athlete... but not much else. What I'm trying to say is, these "new stars" and the ever changing rules of the NBA that is "softening up the game" is just making it that much more boring. Emotions aren't allowed to be expressed as much, everything is a technical, fights will get players tossed and suspended for many games.. I have a much better time watching an old crippling Rasheed Wallace and his antics then I do Durant draining amazing threes... (I have Kobe for that )
Jerry Buss wrote:One of the biggest reasons I bought the Lakers was to beat the Celtics …..you just got it into your soul that you couldn't stand the Celtics anymore
nameant wrote:Iceberg Slim wrote:I get it though. This is CL lol. If the Lakers aren't playing, basketball is much ado about nothing.
Totally. Except this thread was made and this subject was brought up well before we were even eliminated.
Doc Brown wrote:The Denver/GSW and the Clips/Grizz series have been the only ones that I've enjoyed watching. Every other series is mehh.
It took a 3 OT game for me to be like that game was interesting. (Chi/Nets)
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