xbay wrote:Wow, Capt... I never knew you liked typing paragraphs here. I thought I remember you saying you never read anything longer than a paragraph.
Anyways, I completely agree with what you said. People tend to look more at Baron's success than his flaws because of how the franchise completely changed when he was acquired. Losing culture, no significant star. He's acquired, and the Warriors have a promising run to end the season. Next season, he lets us down by an injury just like he did many times in Charlotte and New Orleans. He revives his career during the 05-06 season by leading the upset over the Mavericks. Next season, he has a career year, but no playoffs.
Baron hits big shots, Jack hits big shots. Baron pumps up a crowd, Jack pumps up a crowd. Baron pouts and whines, Jack pouts and whines. Baron has done what Jack has done many times in his career. We just tend to avoid bringing it up because he was labeled our "savior" and all. Let's face it... if it wasn't for Mullin, we would of never had Baron, Jackson, Monta, Biedrins, or Wright. Same goes for Mullin, he has his flaws, but he brought in those guys. Who's to say that if Mullin wasn't the man at the time, that the other person may have brought in those guys?
Oh I totally agree. People give credit to Nelson and Baron, but as far as I'm concerned Mullin was the reason behind ending the playoff drought. I always felt that way, but my feelings were confirmed this season when Mullin got cut out and Nelson and Rowell made bad move after bad move after bad move. Mullin isn't perfect and he's sure made mistakes in the past (Dunleavy, Murphy, Foyle), but he was learning and he was growing and he had things headed in the right direction.