carlgo wrote:How many times have we heard about how Slow Joe Blow, career 2.4/game scorer just scored his 28th point? Or that nobody rotated over to guard Dead Eye Jones who makes 8 million a year for shooting 3-pointers?
Exactly. As an example, how many good games has Ronny Turiaf played in the NBA?. One. Guess which one?
carlgo wrote:Also, there is a lack of respect by the officials which comes from their own perceptions of how well the defense is playing. A team that is constantly being called for tickytack fouls is going to back off some or substitute in even worse defensive players.
That's true. The way the refs call the fouls can really hurt a defense... and they sure don't look at us kindly. I mean, look at fouls called against Detroit and against us in any given game.