Pelly24 wrote:SuperPawgHunter wrote:You guys are acting like brokenhearted schoolgirls over Kyrie.
No other player in the NBA averaged 23ppg, 6ast, and 40% from three. None.
It's amazing how the Boston situation is all his doing, but he posted career highs in assist an rebounds, and shot very efficiently AGAIN, but his young teammates failed to live up to expectations.
I watched that situation closely and I'll stand by my belief that his younger teammates were acting like selfish ****, and the longer it persisted the worse he handled it. Now, that doesn't excuse him handling poorly, but that doesn't excuse them for being emo as hell because they didn't get the opportunities they thought they'd get, either. People will want to say Kyrie was the selfish one, but show me a metric that proves he was selfish. His usage was normal for a All-Star and his FGA was almost identical to the Warriors top three guys, which showed that, there were more than enough shots to go around in Boston, if three guys on GS can put up All-Star numbers with similar FGA to Kyrie. People want to mix his flat-earth comments in with what happened in Boston. Those flat-earth comments didn't stop him from being an All-NBA player. That's just silly.
Like I've said before, there was no talk of him being a poor leader in 2017-18, and that INTERESTINGLY enough coincides with the time period that predates the post-season success they had.
They wanted to come back and be those same stars and there were too many mouths to feed.
I think a big part of it is people overrate the Boston players like Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum
I don't know if they're overrated.
I watched those kids A LOT, and they can play. I think they simply didn't like the situation they were in last year.
Outside of Kyrie getting a lot of shots., Marcus Morris never saw a shot he didn't like, and he was on the floor a lot. Al Horford isn't a chucker, but I recall thinking to myself that if you want your assist, it was best to pass him the ball, 'cause once he got it, he was putting that sucker up. Gordon was taking minutes from more deserving guys. That's four guys who were getting up SHOTS...
...and I haven't even factored in Smart - who put up a good no. of FGA - Tatum, Brown and Rozier. It was A LOT, man.