HeartBreakKid wrote: WarriorGM wrote:
freethedevil wrote:What? Harden lost the conference finals. Harden + Paul were 3-2 up despite the rockets missing their 5th best player for more games. And off course, curry and klay having draymond and kd.
Curry and dray have made 5 finals, won 3 rings and suffered little when klay's been dropped. You value wins but curry+dray win more than curry+klay. The gymanstics just go better and better.
Freethedevil you wish to take this up as well?
Are we supposed to hold it against Curry/Klay that Paul had to pull out? Harden/Paul had a golden opportunity to prove to everyone in this year's conference semi-finals when injury felled Durant and the shoe was on the other foot that they could get the job done and back up their bravado from last year—but they still couldn't and that's even with Curry gifting them an ice cold half where he scored zero on their home court. I thought it demonstrated pretty clearly the game was up. Harden/Paul realized it too and that's why they're no longer together. Anyway this season offers up a new season of challengers! How exciting!
Chris Paul isn't in his prime anymore...
You're actually sitting here and arguing that Klay Thompson - the 4th best player on his bloody team is comparable to Harden and CP3. This is some next level stuff. You and Gooner are the MVP's of the PC board.
An example of the silly mentality of going solely by reputation rather than results that seems to have made a lot of the evaluations I've seen on this site mind-numbingly ridiculous.
The title of this thread is "How on earth did James Harden not make an All NBA team in 2016?" The answer is because he didn't deserve to. Now you can argue with it but it's quite evident there are a number of people who believe it was a just outcome.
Harden/Paul did not accomplish together as much as Curry/Klay as a duo. They didn't last as long, didn't win as much, and they lost head-to-head. One can argue over the circumstances but the end result is they didn't.
There was a time not too long ago that comparing Paul/Griffin to Curry/Klay I imagine would elicit the same kinds of complaints. Paul/Griffin had the hype and reputation that Curry/Klay did not at the time. But the results since 2015 were so devastatingly one-sided no one is bringing up that rivalry anymore. Same principles and biases at work though.