Kobblehead wrote:LloydFree wrote:Almost.
Switch that last part about "bad FG attempts and turnovers" to "kick outs to Robert Horry, Sam Cassel, Vernon Maxwell, Kenny Smith and Mario Elie for wide open 3 pointers."
Would he have, though?
Olajuwan held a nearly single digit assist rate through his 20s. He didn't really become a ball mover until he aged out of his prime. The Rockets only chance to catch the Bulls slipping would have been the early 90s when Hakeem was at his peak. Just so happened to be the point of his career where he was a bit of a black hole, though.
As I said before, the Rockets regularly beat the Bulls back then and weren't intimidated by them. I'm not sure that would change in the Finals. But whatever...
The point is that being dogmatic about what "type" or "style" of player you need to win Championship, doesn't make your conclusion right. Teams have won with 2-way wings, Strong 5 man defense, Dominant Big men and stretch 4's surrounded by role players. The point is that you win because you have the best talent, and you play a system that compliments the talent.