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NBA Championship Basketball – Still America’s Game

Posted by TopOfTheThread on June 18, 2008

Congratulations to the NBA World Champion Boston Celtics, Doc Rivers, Chris Wallace, and especially Danny Ainge. They really turned around the franchise in world record time. Wallace and Ainge gave Rivers the talent. Rivers Paul Pierce Doc Rivers celebrate NBA Championship for Boston Celticsblended and inspired them. Kudos to all.

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The NBA’s Celtics Lakers series showed the world NBA basketball is still the American game.

The Lakers bring in all these talented but soft players that get them out of the Western Conference but show their vulnerability when the games get physical.

  • Pau Gasol – too soft to play big and no defense… and absolutely NO defensive fundamentals. (He NEVER stepped up on the pick and rolls to make Paul Pierce take an indirect route to the basket. Horrible defensively.)
  • Vladimir Radmanovic – chucker and no defense
  • Sasha Vujacic – soft and no defense

I do not recall any European-raised basketball player ever being praised for his defensive prowess.

The Celtics won playing smart, hard-nosed, defensive basketball.

And amazingly, there is not one foreign-raised player on this Celtics roster: Ray Allen , Tony Allen , P.J. Brown , Sam Cassell , Glen Davis , Kevin Garnett , Eddie House , Kendrick Perkins , Paul Pierce , Scot Pollard , James Posey , Leon Powe , Gabe Pruitt , Rajon Rondo , Brian Scalabrine.

Very interesting.

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Once again, congratulations to the Celtics. You earned it.

Message to Lakers and Lakers fans: Keep your chins Up! Remember Andrew Bynum comes back next year!

(photo blog.masslive.com)

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One Response to “NBA Championship Basketball – Still America’s Game”

  1. hoopscoach said

    Amen my brother…Amen!

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