Homer38 wrote:VDT wrote:Homer38 wrote:
The spurs were much better in 2014 that the heat at this point.Also in 2017,LBJ had 33-12-10 on 56% against the second best defense in the league in 2017.....
The Heat had won the last finals and the Spur's main players were much older than the Heat's stars. If anything one would expect the Heat to win more comfortably that year. The entire argument that the Spurs were some juggernaut in 2014 that Lebron could do nothing against is revisionist history.
You should know that age is just a number sometimes .... I mean in 2014 Manu, Parker and Duncan were still playing at a high level despite their age ... Much higher than Wade in 2013 and 2014....And the depth of the spurs was also a huge advantage...I mean they had 62-20 in 2014 (best record in the NBA) despite no player having played 30 minutes per game during the regular season.
The 2014 spurs are so underrated....At least one of the best 3 champions since 2002.They had no weakness.
Those who judge a team only by their age is not a good way to judge a team .... Not because one player is older than the other means that he is washed or less good than the other .... Every player is different ....
The 2013 spurs are also underrated even if their 2014 teams were better ....Much better team than their 58-24 record
You misunderstood me. I am not saying that the Spurs were old and washed up . I am saying that the Heat managed to beat the same team the year before and since the main stars of the Spurs were older than those of the Heat, whose players were in their prime years, other than Wade maybe, i dont see any reason to believe that the Spurs were some kind of juggernaut that the Heat could never hope to beat. If anything one would expect the opposite, the younger Heat to win more convincingly.
This idea that Lebron could have done nothing against the Spurs is revisionist history and doesnt make much sense if you think about it. How can you beat the same team one year and suddenly have no chance the year after, especially when said team is older than you.