The Lamma wrote:Soft? Disagree, especially in terms of last night which was an absolute war. Soft is giving up the fight. Our guys were giving it their all.
The Celtics hit some big shots down the stretch and that doesn't always happen from an opponent. Those shots don't go in we win the game and this thread doesn't exist.
It was a battle. But Im talking about how they get so frustrated.....it takes them out of the game. The Celtics were in the same game and the game was close, and they looked like they were in their elemement.
The Celtics looked like they were built for games like that. The Bulls as well. And to me those two teams have defined how you play in the eastern Conference for the past few years.
When you are easily flustered in game where composure and mental toughness counts the Knicks are not there yet?
Definition of Soft
Easy to mold, cut, compress, or fold;
Just because a game is close, doesnt mean that they were a tough team. They was a mental game played yesterday, and the Knicks lost game. And they have not had a good showing.
And just because a team soft doesnt mean they are not a good team. The Mavs have had that soft label for years. 50 plus wins for over a decade and they are considered soft. ANd there is a reason why? Teams that make it to the finals can be considered soft as well.
In the 2011 Finals that was a soft performance by Lebron. When they consider him a choker, that is a form of being soft. Yes an NBA MVP can be soft. Because there is level a team or player should reach to accomplish a certain goal. If you have all the tools at your disposal and you continuously lose the same way.......you're soft because menatally you not strong enough.
Last year Lebron showed mental toughness and it is documented the steps he took to strengthen his mentality. And they Knicks as a team need to do the same.