drekwins wrote: Handledatruth wrote:
Billups was really really good.. in fact, he was 3rd team All NBA that year. Guess who else was also on the 3rd team that year... You got that right, Melo. Melo didn't even make the All-NBA team the year before without Billups. People here think Melo is something that he's not. It's mind boggling.
Except that he did make the third All-NBA team the year before. Him, Iverson(who was his teammate), Gilbert Arenas, Yao Ming, and *gasp* Kevin Garnett. Check your facts man.
No, he didn't. That was 05-06...what year are you even talking about? The Western Conference Finals run was 2008-2009. Melo and Billup's both made the All-NBA 3rd team that year. Melo did not make it in the previous season 2007-2008.
So, besides you being completely off i yout response, I take it that you have no rebuttal to the main argument that both Billups and Melo were on the 3rd Team All-NBA during the finals year.
Also, P.S. - KG was on the All-NBA 1st team 4 times, 2nd team - 3 times and 3rd Team - 2 times.
Carmelo was on the 2nd team 2 times and 3rd team 4 times. Respect the history of the game and the greats.
Sorry looked quickly at 2006-07 (another year where both Anthony and Billups made the All-NBA 3rd team) and 2005-2006 the year before. The fact that I can even make that mistake doesn't help your point
. But anyway, there's no rebuttal needed, Melo was an All-NBA level talent before Billups and then when he got another All-NBA level type of player he made a strong WCF run. Seems more of an expectation than a knock against Melo. You play with great players and you have more success in the playoffs. btw the year of Minnesota's WCF run, Sam Cassell was a second team All NBA player. Not exactly a "shell" of himself.