fastbreak wrote:why are you bringing up mchale and rambis? Is it because you watch that highlight where rambis clotheslines mchale? You just dont get it do you? High scoring games are not just finesse. There are physical high scoring games. The pistons had exciting offensive teams from 86-87 to 89-90. They avg 111 in 87, 109 in 88, 106 in 89 and 104 in 90. At the same they were a dirty bunch of cheaters and NOT good for the game, The players from the pistons tried to hurt you and thats not part of the game.
There are not that many games 140-130 even in the 80's and 90's. There are too many games 83-80 but there should be low scoring games at times when teams are cold not 95 perecent of the time. There should also be games 105-103 and 115-110, 120-118 on a regular basis. There is no reason for thugball overphysical garbage every night for every game. Like I said you coaches think the game is your personal little chess match and you own it. You dont own and the game and its not yours. The game is for the fans first not for corporate owners.
Since I am a fan of the nba in general I want to see the league like it was in the 80's where the avg team scored 110 points a game and the lowest team was 103 not 90 and the highest scoring team was 120 not 108. Shootouts are fun an exciting for the fans and the fans are more important than the coaches ego's.
I dont like defensive coaches and they should all be wrapped up in a carpet and throw in the garbage. Bottom line the nba was a great league until thug ball replaced that. Dirty cheaters with no talent replaced that. Basicly thugs with no talent just there to start trouble and ruff you up. A foul is a foul and I dont care how much the nba caters to these boring hackfests.
i bring up kurt rambis and kevin mchale because they were two of the roughest players in the league at the time and also happened to be on the teams that you had mentioned earlier (not just cuz of the clothesline). they were also good defensive players. and yes those teams of the mid 80's to early 90's did average over 100 ppg. but that was what i like to call the defense scoring for you. a good amount of their points were fast break buckets off of steals, blocks, and defensive rebounds...essentially playing good defense that led to the easy bucket.
my own little chess match? really? first of all, i coach 2nd, 4th, and 5th graders. im teaching how to play the game (both offense and defense), and teaching them about sportsmanship, leadership, and the right way to win and lose. this is a volunteer thing that i dont get paid for. 2nd of all, you technically contradict yourself by saying that the games is for the fans and not corporate owners in that corporate owners are about money, and who brings in the money?...fans. so corporate owners will do whatever is in the best interest of bringing more fans in. our warriors are a good example of that in that at the beginning of the season it was clear that entertaining basketball is more imortant than winning basketball. by taking over the front office they took mullin out of the equation (while he was assembling an entertaining AND winning organization). then rowell comes in on bahalf of cohan and they decide theyre gonna get smaller to speed up the game and increase the offense by sacrificing defense and games. it doesnt matter to cohan or rowell whether the warriors win or lose, all they care about is the money the fans bring in.
i do get what you are saying and really it's just a matter of a difference in opinion. i really dont understand why you are making the assumption that i dont get it simply because my opinion is different from yours. you backing up your opinion is fine..all in good debate and conversation, but i never attacked your opinion like you are doing with mine. i simply stated what i believe and stated that it was my opinion. no need to make it personal.