Friday, November 17, 2006
now THIS is my beautiful team!
disclaimers: you can't shoot over 50% from the field all the time. shaq is out. wade in foul trouble. but here're some deep thoughts about what's going on vs the heat.
all last year people were hating steph for being selfish. now they hate him for his lack of 'leadership' [and numbers]. hm. really? all i see is a dude who's playing tough d and recognizing he has 3 ball handlers on the team. last 2 games? tough d on arenas and wade. sure, they get theirs, but nothing came easy. i'm pro-steph!
this insanely deep second unit? with a big now [jerome]. the opposing team is seeing what isiah envisioned years ago. a change-up. post-up then fast break. fast break then post-up. then a combo to finish up the game. play the hot hand.
they seem to be clicking tonight. Q presents a nice mismatch at the 3 [or even 2]. steve has his swagger back. frye is helping curry. then you get balkman in there for some fresh-legs d. and when jeffries comes back he won't look for shots. he'll just cover the opposite small fwd. and david lee is the dude! fan-fave already!
loving it. i think they still only win a few more games than last year. but this is great to see! steady the ship! no trades! leave isiah alone! he's got a plan! and steph is finally becoming a grown ass man!