Patsfan1081 wrote:Yeah not a good look. It’s early so he can still grow into it but he seems pretty far from being that franchise guy that can lead a team to a title. Individual accolades are just too important to him. Put Smart’s personality into Tatum’s skill and you got that guy.
Wow. Congrats you’ve won horrible take of the week thus far. Good news, it’s only Tuesday and the bar is low here but this one u just posted ; ooooooooooooooooofffffffff
Or maybe I just don’t drink the kool aid like most. This is a pretty shared narrative by the local media as well, what has he done so far to show that he can lead a team? He’s constantly talking about individual achievements and has yet to show any real emotion out on the court that we’ve seen from past leaders. Would KG, Bird, Pierce…..have stayed in Brooklyn to party with them after a gentleman’s sweep? Talent and drive are two different things, it’s not crazy to question where the kids head is at.
Almost didn’t reply because you referenced “local media” quite possibly some of the the biggest dopes in media in general but ok.
You wanna talk drive? the kid works out all offseason long and has improved his game and his body tremendously every year. came in the league with questions about his defense and has shown he can be an elite defender. respected by his peers at the highest level because of his offensive repertoire and ability to take over games.
Constantly talking about individual achievements? the article where he talks about all nba mentions the team, it’s lack of success and what he needs to do better to help the team but you probably didn’t wanna bring that up to ruin the false narrative. He always mentions wanting to win a ring - that’s a team achievement last time I checked.
His demeanor and passion on the court is the biggest cop out lame bs excuse- because he doesn’t scream and yell like kg and how old men want him to display “emotion” Somehow means he’s not a fiery competitor? tell that to Brooklyn when he dropped a 50 piece on their ass in the playoffs and single handedly pulled off a win- our only of the series against a healthy KD,kyrie & harden after he had 50 in a play in to get us into the playoffs.
Get on his shot selection or complaining to the refs- and you have chance but Tatum is absolutely a franchise player and we better hope he stays here for a long time.