basketboule wrote:Dallas won with two seven footers (Dirk, Chandler) and an old team
Lakers won with two seven footers (Gasol, Bynum) and an old team
Boston won with two near seven footers (Perkins, Garnett) and n old team
Spurs won with two seven footers (Robinson 2x, Duncan and later Horry who was a 6'10 defensive beast) and old teams
Lakers won with Shaq and Horry and relatively old, well at least fairly unathletic teams
Pistons won with Sheed and Ben Wallace and fairly unathletic personnel
Where is that small ball? Miami is the lone exception in one and a half decades of championship teams.
The Lakers as constructed have one version of Ben Wallace and one version of Rasheed. You could go on. They have one incredible defensive center in Howard and one immensely efficient low post scorer in Gasol, plus hes long which helps on D too.
They have Kobe Bryant who also clearly excells in the half court set. Nash can spread the floor as well as anyone.
What is there not to understand, Pringles? He just needs to play according to the personnel, it should be easy.
Dirk is athletic, Chandler is very athletic
Gasol was 2 years younger, and more athletic
Duncan was athletic until about 5 seasons ago, and now is paired with more athletic players who can chase around perimeter players
There is no asterisk on ANY N.B.A. titles.
Numbers don't lie, people who use them do