'This I The Way The Game Is Going Folks' Ian Thomsen SI

'This I The Way The Game Is Going Folks' Ian Thomsen SI

Postby mrnr on Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:51 pm

SI Ian Thomsen

Hiring D'Antoni makes sense for Lakers in short term and long run..

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/w ... index.html

The Spurs, who used to beat D'Antoni's Suns by slowing the game
with their defense, have gone up-tempo while elevating Tony Parker
to MVP consideration. They tied for the league's best record last
season by ranking No. 1 in shooting and No. 2 in scoring.
The Heat won the championship by playing faster and basing their
principles on the offense that Chip Kelly has established at
Oregon -- a style that is revolutionizing football throughout the
NCAA and the NFL. Miami coach Erik Spoelstra entered this
season with the goal of

Now consider the long-term impact for the Lakers if they thrive in
his system. If D'Antoni restores "Showtime'' baskeball to Los Angeles,
then the Lakers will be able to recruit the biggest stars more
effectively than ever. Jackson was only going to remain in his
high chair for a year or two, but D'Antoni could start a wave of
momentum that could last for years. The speculation of LeBron's
moving to L.A. in 2014 gains credence when you think about how
well he responded to the offense that D'Antoni installed

(as a U.S. assistant coach) for the Olympic team last summer in London.

The entire NBA became more interesting with this hire. If it works
out as expected, the league will be more entertaining than ever,
and a high-paced NBA Finals between the Heat and Lakers should
be the greatest thing since Magic Johnson met Larry Bird. But it
isn't just about aesthetics. I said it last week and I'll say it again:
D'Antoni improves the Lakers' chances of winning the final game.
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Re: 'This I The Way The Game Is Going Folks' Ian Thomsen SI

Postby kray28 on Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:02 pm

Just wait until Oregon runs into a real defense. All the speedball gimmicks will get exposed for what they are. Yes, they made USC look silly, but that was more on SC's lack of defensive preparation.

In the playoffs, whether it's in Football or Basketball, these uptempo gimmicks always fade in their effectiveness, and defensive prowess, poise and discipline win out.
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Postby ojdidit123 on Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:09 pm

Just wait until Oregon runs into a real defense. All the speedball gimmicks will get exposed for what they are. Yes, they made USC look silly, but that was more on SC's lack of defensive preparation.

In the playoffs, whether it's in Football or Basketball, these uptempo gimmicks always fade in their effectiveness, and defensive prowess, poise and discipline win out.

Amen! People always buy into it too some just never learn
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Re: 'This I The Way The Game Is Going Folks' Ian Thomsen SI

Postby mrnr on Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:29 pm

you guys dont get it..There building Offences not Defenses :bang:

BCuz of that no Defenses going to stop that Offence...Go Ask USC... :bow:
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Re: 'This I The Way The Game Is Going Folks' Ian Thomsen SI

Postby TIME on Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:34 pm

Feel free to add this article to one of the two big D'Antoni threads already open. We don't need a new thread for every article published today on the topic.
I'm lost in the fog of denial!
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