HBK_Kliq_33 wrote:They went to the finals but got swept vs winning 3 games in the finals and being up 15 in the 4th quarter. You obviously didn't watch the 2000 playoffs and just remember 1 highlight clip.
Harden got to the western finals and won a game with an out of prime Dwight Howard a few years prior. Chris Paul won 2 more game than Dwight did.
So Pippen helped by 3 games and Paul helped by just 2 game when it came down to the playoffs.
Had them at a 70 win pace when he played his standard 58 game houston season? That's cute, Pippen played 82 games! Another knock on Paul, not only did he get hurt in the regular season more than Pippen but also was hurt in the playoffs more than Pippen.
Do I even need to explain what's wrong with this?
You're comparing the 2015 Rockets to the 2018 Rockets, a completely different roster outside than Harden, with a different coach. THREE YEARS APART? Really? Like that's supposed to mean ****? And then you're comparing the 2015 Warriors to the 2018 Warriors with Durant?
HBK_Kliq_33 wrote:Paul never could anchor elite defensive teams like Scottie could but Scottie could anchor elite offensive teams with his playmaking\ball handling. Overall, Scottie wins.
Stop acting like Rasheed and Steve Smith are some lights out offensive weapons, like they are Curry and Durant or something? Give me a break. Rasheed\Smith are worse offensively than Blake\Reddick or West\Peja and Pippen still ran a top 3 offense in a more difficult defensive era than Paul ever played in.
Comparing Scottie at 35 years old, averaging 12.5 PPG, as the 4th best player on his team, added to a team that already went to the WCF the season before he got there, to what Chris was doing is idiotic.
Scottie wasn't anchoring ****. You don't know what anchoring is.
You added Dwight to Harden with role players and won 1 west finals games
You added Chris Paul to Harden with role players and won 3 west finals games
Add any star to prime Harden and you're getting to the west finals most years. The superstar who is getting the most defensive attention is Harden and Paul still couldn't get the job done because he got injured. Pippen was the best player in the playoffs, stayed healthy and Rasheed couldn't close. Big differences and again they don't favor Paul.
Pippen plays with Rasheed Wallace who is not even in Harden's league and wins just as much west finals games.
Blazers in 1999: 0 west finals
Rockets in 2017: 0 west finals wins
Blazers won a few extra 2nd round games because they were not playing against Kawhi Leonard like Rockets were? I don't see the difference here.
Pippen was anchoring the Blazers defense as Rasheed was never really an anchor, Pippen was doing the ball handling\playmaking as Damon was never good at that. Pippen was the most important on the team by far, he would direct traffic and tell everybody what to do. Pippen even knew the triangle offense and disrupted it to push WCF to 7, go ask phil jackson.