Mylie10 wrote: Flash Falcon X wrote:
Frozzy wrote:Didn't even think of Miami being physical, especially with AD. They certainly have the personnel. AD looked fragile as a toothpick at times in these Playoffs.
You can't play physical against the Lakers because the refs will keep calling fouls in LA's favor.
Meanwhile, LA turns up their intensity on defense in crunch time and refs swallow their whistles.
You can, and you can use certain guys to do the dirty work. You have to try, or they’ll run over you and still get the calls.
Dwight Howard did that, pushed around everyone else to get a lot of those offensive rebounds and got Jokic in foul trouble.
That tells you what the NBA thinks of Denver as a market. You have a big star there but they'd rather let Dwight play like prime Shaq and get Jokic in foul trouble than let the Nuggets have an even playing field.
But it's nothing new from this league. That is how Ewing lost all those playoffs series vs. the Bulls. You had scrub centers being able to play Ewing physically and Ewing getting in foul trouble in enough games.
MJ was selling too many shoes, gatorade and got all the ratings, didn't matter that the Knicks were in the biggest market.