hawkcrazzed wrote:im only a heat fan because I can't stand the spurs. but if this is how bad the nba product has gotten. I have other things to do sorry for bother u all.
What is there to hate about the Spurs? how bad the product has gotten
This is an incredibly ignorant post. I'm sorry, but what the hell are you talking about? I realize the Spurs have their boring reputation or whatever, but I think you may need to reexamine whatever the hell you're looking for in a basketball game, or just stop watching the sport all together.
If you don't like Manu for his flopping, I can understand that. I really can. I'm a Spurs fan, but I hate it - but at the very least you have to acknowledge that flopping extends FAR beyond Manu Ginobli and the San Antonio Spurs. The Heat have more (and bigger floppers) That is a FACT. Wade, and Battier being the worst. See also Mario Chalmers and EVEN THE BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD - Lebron James will get in the act. But even if you can't acknowledge that Miami is worse, they are at LEAST equal and it's something that permeates the league (although it usually boils down to only 1-2 plays a game)
That aside, what else could their possibly be? And let's examine the series as a WHOLE.
On one side, you have the Spurs style - heavy pick and roll (the whole league is pick and roll, but SA is easily the best) and all 5 guys touch the ball on every possession. You've got an ALL TIME LEGEND in Tim Duncan, a great post player, and great pick and roll player, a great defender. Basically the guy does every thing incredible. Shoot - I love seeing his outlet passing! Two hands, overhead bounce passes
to Parker IN STRIDE! Love!
The passing this team displays should leave most viewers and especially a hardcore basketball fan in awe. Not to mention their 5 man defense of Lebron James - the most physically dominating player of the modern era(sorry Shaq) and easily the best player in the world. It's not perfect - but it's pretty special to watch 5 guys on a string communicating to try and minimize the damage done by a player who is basically unguardable if given an inch of forward momentum.
Then - if for some REALLY STUPID REASON none of that is appealing to you - there's the Heat. They're almost everything the Spurs are not (with the exception of pick and roll heavy). You're far more likely to see isolation play (most people's beef with the modern NBA) BUT I will say that you're also much more likely to see incredible INDIVIDUAL plays (which have their place, and merit). The Heat also give you exquisite transition / fast break game. Plus - Miami with all of their athleticism are even more stifling in the half court than SA.
The coaching moves have been pretty exciting as well! I'm too lazy to spell all of those out - but there's been great chess moves by both sides. Pop is the best in the biz - for fun - watch close every time the Spurs come out of a timeout (with the ball). Somebody on that staff (probably Pop) is better at drawing up plays than anyone I've ever seen. They get a GREAT uncontested look out of almost every timeout. Pretty special. And I'm more impressed with Spo than ever before. Not only is he managing HUGE egos (something Pop doesn't have to) but his adjustments game to game have been pretty great. - Excited to see how he handles the disaster Mike Miller has been in the starting lineup (especially with Manu starting as well).
I know the games haven't been that close, but the back and forth of the series is incredible. I like to think of it as a great boxing match - and each fighter is making adjustments round to round. They say styles make fights - and I think the analogy applies here as well. I'm enjoying the heck out of it.
I still think the Heat take it in 7. Go Spurs though.