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Friday, April 19th, 2013 at 9:00 am  |  65 responses

Post Up: Season In Review

Our Post Up writers take a look back at the season that was.

by Peter Walsh and Leo Sepkowitz (guest appearance by Abe Schwadron)

And just like that, the 2012-2013 season is in the books. And what a season it was. Between Steph Curry’s season-long shooting display, Miami’s unreal run, the never-ending Lakers soap opera, and countless huge dunks and overtime thrillers in between, there was nary a dull moment. The best part: things are only going to get better with the playoffs tipping off tomorrow afternoon.

With all that in mind, Leo and I took some time to breakdown our favorite moments from the regular season, including our All-NBA (cumulative, not broken down by conference), All-Rookie and All-Defense selections. Obviously, this is meant to cause some debate, so let us know what you think of our picks below. Thanks again for taking out the time to follow along with us this season and enjoy the playoffs!

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Best Performance (Individual):

PeteSteph Curry 54 points @ MSG

A 6-3, 185 guard with ankle problems who relies on the 3 shouldn’t score 54 points, right? Wrong. Steph Curry put on one of the all-time great shooting performances in NBA history at the World’s Most Famous Arena no less. The best part–besides Curry blowing off teammate Draymond Green’s high five for an awkward shimmy–had to be the fact that the Knicks faithful totally got behind Curry. As the evening went on, and the buzz around the stadium grew, Knicks fans began cheering louder and louder every time Curry touched the ball and especially when he hit one of his 11 ridiculous 3-pointers. The Knicks may have walked off the court victorious and spoiled Mark Jackson’s return to Manhattan, but the night will forever belong to Steph Curry. Peep the highlights below to relive the magic.

LeoLeBron 60+ FG%, 30+ points streak

From February 3rd through the 12th, LeBron played six games and hit 66 of 92 shots—good for 72 percent. He dropped at least 30 in each of those games, and, most importantly, the team won each game. Those six games were the first six of the Heat’s 27-game win streak. Speaking of…

Best Performance (Team):

LeoHeat Win Streak

As far as regular-season triumphs go, this is about as good as it gets. Miami looked like the perfect team for nearly two months, and their record showed it.

Storyline of the Year:

PeteHeat Win Streak

The most incredible stretch of basketball that I have seen in my 25 years (yes, I was alive during Jordan’s run, but as a young’n, I couldn’t appreciate or break that stretch down cognitively like I could the Heat this season). Not only was it amazing to see Miami chase history, it made the dog days of the NBA regular season enthralling. Outside of die-hard fans, the casual fan isn’t paying attention to games played in February and into the first half of March. The Heat made every game must-see TV, which is just awesome for the league as a whole. I found myself rooting for the Heat to break the record and was legitimately disappointed when they lost to the Bulls.

LeoKobe Injury

Nothing that happened during the regular season will have long-term ripple effects like Kobe’s Achilles injury. It’s not clear when he’ll play again. Lots of people are assuming he’ll one day return to the level he was playing at when he went down. I don’t see how that’s possible. A 34-year old suffering a torn Achilles sounds very bad to me. Are we sure he’ll even be a Laker next season? His luxury tax bill will be off the charts for a guy who’s very unlikely to play a full season.

Two weeks ago, it made some sense for LA to cut costs with an offseason Pau Gasol trade, but that would leave them with Nash, Howard, mediocre return for Gasol (tough to move $20 M) and a bad bench until Kobe returns. Will Howard even stay now? What’s he returning to? The Lakers are a cap-strapped team with zero players improving and no picks in the near future. He should take a long look at Houston this summer.

Short-term, we’re not going to see Kobe in the Playoffs, and, no matter what you think of him, you have to hate that if you love the NBA. Long-term, the Lakers have a lot of franchise-altering questions and, as of now, no answers.

Best Kick Game:

Abe: Derrick Williams, Timberwolves

DWill doesn’t take down this title without some serious comp—if there was an All-NBA Sneaker Team, the following names would have to be considered: DeMar Derozan, Rudy Gay, PJ Tucker, Nick Young, Ray Allen, Nate Robinson, Monta Ellis. But Williams went above and beyond in 2012-13, busting out shoes that had rarely seen the light of day, and rocking them on the court. From Foamposites to rare Jordans, dude went deep into his closet (and probably others’) to push the limits of sneak game this season. He even took to Instagram to have fans help decide which kicks he should wear on some nights. Awesome.

Abe: Nike Zoom Kobe 8 System

Again, the list of worthy candidates was a long one, with stiff competition for Kobe’s latest signature sneaker coming in the form of the Jordan XX8, KD V, LeBron X, Way of Wades, Air Max Hyperposite, UA Spine, D. Rose 3 and 3.5 among others. But even with the Black Mamba unable to showcase his kicks in the Playoffs, they are far and away the best shoes of the 2012-13 NBA season. Not only is the Kobe 8 insanely popular around the League, unlike some of its competitors, but with colorways that range from classic to crazy and a fit that prioritizes comfort and feel over technological advances, the Kobe 8 System is the most luxurious, most ball-ready basketball shoe on the market.

Lottery Team with Most to Look Forward To:

Pete: Raptors

Toronto ended the season by beating five playoff-bound teams in a row–granted, most of their opponents were either resting starters or in cruise control–and showed a lot of promise heading into the offseason and beyond. With a team as young as the Raptors, sometimes all they need is time, especially when the talent is there. DeMar DeRozan and Rudy Gay provide an explosive 1-2 scoring punch, Amir Johnson improved by leaps and bounds this season and is a legit threat in the paint, Kyle Lowry stuffs the stat sheet when healthy, Jonas Valanciunas looked great over the final stretch of the season, Alan Anderson was a pleasant surprise and gives them scoring off the bench (if resigned), Terence Ross will only get better, and they should finally be free of Andrea Bargnani. The Raptors have put together a nice core group of athletic, high-scoring players but will have to tighten up defensively if they are to make any noise going forward. Regardless, this will be one of the more fun teams to watch next season.

Honorable Mention: Hornets

LeoBlazers

On March 23rd, the Blazers were 33-36. They finished 33-49. That’s an abysmal end to the season, but for 69 games they were right in the thick of the Playoff race. That’s pretty impressive for a team that had a rookie as their second-leading scorer and next to no bench production. If they can add some punch off the bench, I think we’ll see them in the postseason a year from now.

Comeback Player:

Pete: Jeff Green, F, Celtics

When the Celtics traded Kendrick Perkins to the Thunder for Jeff Green, Boston fans were up in arms. Perk, beloved by the city and his teammates, was a key part of the Celtics team that had won the 2008 NBA Championship. Right off the bat, Green found himself in a difficult position and was unfairly forced to win over a rabid fanbase. To make matters worse, one week prior to the 2011-’12 season, the news broke that Green would miss the entire season due to open heart surgery when it was discovered during a routine physical that Green had an aortic aneurysm–scary stuff.

Though Green was surely terrified, doctors deemed that he would be able to play again and the former Georgetown Hoya’s long road to recovery concluded when he took the court in October for the his first NBA game in ten months. Green got off to a slow start but as the injuries began to pile up for the Celtics, he worked his way into the rotation and became a key player on this year’s team. At 6-9, 235 pounds, he has finally earned the respect of Celtics’ fans with huge games, explosive dunks and heart warming moments while Perkins has been mediocre at best for the Thunder. Green turns 27 in August and with the future of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo all up in the air, he could become the centerpiece of the franchise going forward–something no one could have imagined when he lay on the surgeon’s table in 2011.

LeoRicky Rubio, G, Timberwolves

Rubio missed a little over a month at the start of the season while rehabbing his torn ACL. Once he came back, though, he was pretty good, pretty fast. He tallied 9 assists in 18 minutes in his return, and only got better as the season went on. He averaged 13 points, 9.5 assists, 4.5 boards and 3 steals in February—the first full month where he could play regular heavy minutes. It wasn’t the spectacular sophomore season we were hoping for after seeing Rubio fly out of the gate as a rookie, but he’ll erupt soon enough.

Breakout Player:

Pete: Greivis Vasquez, G, Hornets

When Chris Paul left the Bayou for Hollywood, the Hornets were left with a huge void at the point guard spot. This season, Greivis Vasquez filled that void with 13.9 points and 9.0 dimes per game. At 6-6, 211 pounds, he won’t wow you with athleticism–in fact, he is probably the slowest starting point guard in the League–but he is smart and uses his size to see over smaller defenders to make the right play. He should be the leading candidate for the NBA’s Most Improved Player award and paired with Anthony Davis, gives the Hornets a lot to look forward to heading into next season.

LeoLarry Sanders, C, Bucks

Last season, Sanders averaged just over 12 minutes per game. This year, he stuffed more shots than anybody not named Serge Ibaka on a nightly basis. His scoring (10 points, 50%) and rebounding numbers (9.5) were sweet, too.

Best Bargain Considering Salary (Excluding Rookie Contracts): JR Smith, G, Knicks

Leo: A couple of months ago, I would have characterized JR as a volume shooter that can shoot a team in or out of games. He’s elevated his play to an entirely new level since. In March, he averaged 22 points on 44 percent shooting. In April, he averaged 22 (48%). Everybody knew that he could score, but I don’t think anyone thought he could do it efficiently. He’s the clear second option on the second-best team in the East. Not bad for a guy making just $2.8 million this year—less than the likes of Josh McRoberts, Johan Petro and Jan Vesely.

Pete: J.R. Smith is the fuckin’ man.

All-NBA:
Pete :
G: Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
G: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
F: LeBron James, Miami Heat
F: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
C: Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies
Honorable Mention 1: Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks
Honorable Mention 2: Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers

Leo:
G: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
G: James Harden, Houston Rockets
F: LeBron James, Miami Heat
F: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
C: Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies
Honorable Mention 1: Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks
Honorable Mention 2: Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs

All Rookie:
Pete:
1) Damian Lillard, G, Portland Trailblazers
2) Bradley Beal, G, Washington Wizards
3) Anthony Davis, F/C, New Orleans Hornets
4) Dion Waiters, G, Cleveland Cavaliers
5) Andre Drummond, C, Detroit Pistons

Leo:
1) Damian Lillard, G, Portland Trailblazers
2) Anthony Davis, F/C, New Orleans Hornets
3) Jonas Valanciunas, C, Toronto Raptors
4) Dion Waiters, G, Cleveland Cavaliers
5) Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, F, Charlotte Bobcats

All Defense:
Pete:
1) Tony Allen, G, Memphis Grizzlies
2) Joakim Noah, C, Chicago Bulls
3) Paul George, F, Indiana Pacers
4) Larry Sanders, C, Milwaukee Bucks
5) LeBron James, F, Miami Heat

Leo:
1) Marc Gasol, C, Memphis Grizzlies
2) LeBron James, F, Miami Heat
3) Tim Duncan, F, San Antonio Spurs
4) Paul George, F, Indiana Pacers
5) Luol Deng, F, Chicago Bulls

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  • Teddy-the-Bear

    good stuff, thanks for a great post-up year Leo and Pete!

  • spit hot fiyah

    good stuff. curry all-nba first team? chill out. and deng over bradley on all defense just isn’t right (no offense to deng, but bradley just keeps getting overlooked) i guess one has put in a solid 5 years of work on the defensive end before getting recognition if is not an elite offensive player. (shout out to tony allen)

  • Caboose

    Not sure how BOTH of you have Kobe on the 1st team over Chris Paul. Or Tony Parker. Or Dwyane Wade.
    ——
    On another note, any way we can find the top-rated comments of the year? It’d be awesome to have a quick article for them, if that’s possible.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ben Osborne

    Great job just like you guys did all year. I had a media pass for one Knick game all season long. The Warriors game!

  • Drig

    You do realize that Stephen Curry and James Harden were also their picks right? So you’re telling me you have no issues with that but an issue with Kobe being in the 1st team despite him having the best case outta the 3 players???

    Personal All-NBA List :

    CP3
    Kobe
    LBJ
    Durant
    Marc

    2nd Team :

    Westbrook
    TParker/Wade ( 1st half – TP, 2nd half – Wade )
    Melo
    Duncan
    Dwight ( His stellar 2nd half of the season pushes him over Noah and Lopez IMO )

  • Leo Sepkowitz

    I debated Kobe/CP3/Parker for a long time, but ultimately here’s why I left the two point guards off—Parker played in only 66 games. CP3 played 70. It took a torn Achilles to sideline Kobe. That doesn’t count for a ton, but I think it’s a fair tie-breaker. Thanks for reading all year.

  • Drig

    Bradley struggled at times this season whenever I watched him. He couldn’t lock down players. Paul George deserves to be on the list.

    LBJ
    TAllen
    George
    Duncan
    Sanders

    That’d be one team I’d never want to face lol.

  • Caboose

    Kobe playing what, 9 more games than Paul is the deciding factor? I’m sorry, I just don’t see that. Over Tony, yeah I suppose 66 is low for 1st Team. It’s just hard to reconcile putting a guy on the 1st Team who has a middling team record and one of the worst defensive seasons in the L. Paul was more efficient, led his team better, and played better defense. Kobe scored more.

  • Drig

    Better comparison : CP3 played 700 odd minutes less than Kobe this season. Still don’t think Harden or Steph should’ve made it onto the list though. Personal preference or clear cut choice for you?

  • Caboose

    Your bias is showing.

  • Caboose

    But yeah, I take issue with Curry being anywhere near 1st Team.

  • Drig

    Kobe didn’t have the team from the start like CP3 did. Hell, take a second to digest this : The Lakers top 8 rotation ( Kobe, Nash, Dwight, Pau, Hill, Blake, Metta, Jamison ) played about 2 or 3 games at best together in the regular season……. Led his team better is hard to claim when Kobe has been willing to change up his game completely from the first half of the season to the 2nd even if his personal stats took a hit because of it. It’s been a mixed bag but he has done everything the team asked of him to do. His D might’ve been atrocious but the team needed his O more than his D.

    I hope nbk’s online and can check out how the team’s scoring falls down when Kobe’s not in the game. Pretty sure it’s above 5 points per game.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    thanks guys, appreciate all the work you two have put in this year.

  • Drig

    Kobe over Harden/Wade/Curry makes me biased? If anything, I had the most difficult time keeping Westbrook outta the 1st team since he’s Kobe LITE with D right now. Infact, I’m reconsidering Kobe vs WB right now lol.

    Harden’s D hasn’t been solid. He’s been below average this season. His transition D looks like a carbon copy of Kobe’s when his minutes are regulated. His O hasn’t been as great as Kobe’s. Team record, Kobe wins out. O, Kobe wins out. D, Harden does.

    Wade simply hasn’t played enough or at a high enough level for a sustained period or has faced as much adversity as Kobe has to be in the discussion IMO.

  • Caboose

    Personally, I’d take Tony and CP as first team, Russ and Kobe 2nd, then 3rd is freaking tough, cause you have Steph, Harden, and Wade. I’ll take Harden and Wade. Sorry Steph.

  • Caboose

    The Lakers are 3-0 without Kobe…small sample size, but check out their defensive numbers without Bean. It’s nuts.

  • Caboose

    Allen over Iggy?

  • Drig

    How did you decide TP over WB? I’m interested……

  • spit hot fiyah

    we must have watched different celtics games.

    and i would also have igoudala over deng by the way. no problem with your team. eventhough i would take m. gasol over sanders

  • Caboose

    Mostly bias, but he carried the Spurs far more than Russ did. You know I’m also big on efficiency, and Tony was ruthless this year. Sadly, I’m pretty certain that he won’t get on ANY All NBA team year cause Kobe, Paul, Wade, Russ, Harden, Steph, and maybe even Deron will beat him out in the eyes of the (usually ignorant) coaches.

  • http://twitter.com/stepfdelaghetto Stepfan Raiford

    All Defense:

    G – Avery Bradley

    G – Tony Allen

    F – Luol Deng

    F – Lebron James

    C – Marc Gasol

  • Leo Sepkowitz

    Allen is as good a defender as there is, but he played 800 fewer minutes than Deng, for example. Not having your best wing defender out there for 700-800 minutes over the course of a season is a big deal.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    nbk’s annual irrelevant NBA awards comment are as follows,

    .

    MVP – LeBron James

    DPOY – Joakim Noah

    ROY – Damian Lillard

    6MOY – Jarret Jack

    MIP – Larry Sanders

    COY – Mark Jackson

    -

    All-NBA 1st Team

    – Chris Paul – James Harden – Kevin Durant – LeBron James – Marc Gasol

    All-NBA 2nd Team

    – Russell Westbrook – Kobe Bryant – Carmelo Anthony – Al Horford – Tim Duncan

    All-NBA 3rd Team

    - Tony Parker – Dwyane Wade – Paul George – David West – Brook Lopez

    .

    .

    All-Defensive 1st Team

    - Tony Allen – Andre Iguodala – Paul George – LeBron James – Joakim Noah

    All-Defensive 2nd Team

    - Mike Conley – Eric Bledsoe – Kevin Durant – Marc Gasol – Tim Duncan

  • Leo Sepkowitz

    I’ve always been a supporter of Westbrook, but he attempted the second-most shots in the NBA this season and had the fifth most turnovers. Not ideal point guard stuff. On the other hand, he didn’t miss a game, OKC won the West and Parker wore down at the end of the season. Very tough. Gimme the guy who played all 82.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    no it isn’t. Chris Paul led his team better, they finished with a better record. He didn’t once criticize his teammates to the media. None of his teammates complained. And Vinny Del Negro was his coach.

  • Drig

    Iggy ain’t a guard, is he? I still think of him as a forward just like I considered Duncan as a forward here……..

    If he’s a guard, then Iggy would force me to reconsider. However, my opinion wouldn’t be the best since I’ve got more Memphis games than Denver games and I thought Allen was more consistent…..

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Avery Bradley played 50 games. Total. Otherwise he would be on everyone’s all defensive teams.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    They both should be 1st team.

  • Drig

    Caboose, that stat is misleading. You know it. I know it. LAL’s been depending on Jamison and Blake to knock down shots. Blake’s gonna fall to earth and unless Nash comes back, LAL’s O is gonna struggle.

    Their D is better because they’re starting to put in more effort on that end now. These effort levels were absent for the majority of the season. Plus, Spurs game kinda skewered those defensive ratings me thinks…..

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    ,yes Iguodala is a guard in Denver.

  • Leo Sepkowitz

    Only LeBron was clear-cut for first-team. I battled KD/Melo (ultimately, KD is best player on West’s best team, Melo is best player on East’s second-best). Gasol-Duncan mostly came down to minutes played (2800 to 2100). I wrestled with the guard spots for a while. Basically, four or five guys had great cases, and I went with the two I thought did the most for their teams.

  • Drig

    What? Gallo was the team’s forward then? Funny because I thought Iggy being the beast he is in transition and being a below average shooter was the team’s forward lol.

    He was a forward in Philly though, right?

  • Drig

    Paul George the casualty?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    in Philly yeah, he was primarily a 3. He fits in either spot really, he handles the ball extremely well, and is a top notch wing passer. His inability to shoot is a minimal problem considering he does everything else at an elite level.

  • Caboose

    I suppose I should formalize mine too:
    MVP: LeBron James
    DPOY: Tim Duncan
    6th Man: Jarrett Jack
    MIP: Greivis Vasquez
    COY: Gregg Popovich
    ROY: Damian Lillard

    All NBA 1st: Chris Paul, Tony Parker, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Marc Gasol
    All NBA 2nd: Russell Westbrook, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Paul George, Tim Duncan
    All NBA 3rd: Dwyane Wade, James Harden, Chris Bosh, Paul Pierce, Dwight Howard

    All Defensive 1st: Tony Allen, Andre Iguodala, LeBron James, Paul George, Tim Duncan
    All Defensive 2nd: Avery Bradley, Mike Conley, Luol Deng, Larry Sanders, Joakim Noah

    All Rookie 1st: Damian

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    my All-Defensive 1st Team

    - Tony Allen – Andre Iguodala – Paul George – LeBron James – Joakim Noah

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    you really really need to look at what Marc Gasol did defensively. The only reason i don’t have him as my DPOY is Tony Allen.

  • Drig

    http://www.bsports.com/iotd/stats-insight-of-the-day-the-lakers-without-kobe-bryant

    6.3 points……….

    Again, CP3′s team didn’t have any injuries and had continuity. LAL had to go through injuries and Kobe tried his best to be the tight end of the team.

    I agree with him not blasting players in the media part though. However, that’s down to how the team reacts.

    This season isn’t a valid example to say Kobe’s leadership is lacking compared to others because his team has been through more setbacks than any team sans probably the Knicks ( until Kobe went out that is )

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk
  • Adam Figman

    Awesome job this year, guys.

  • Drig

    ……….Dayum. You really like to shut me up lol…….

  • Drig

    Deron making any All-NBA team is BS if they want to give credit for the entire season. Can’t wait for next season. Semi-transition beast back to his best post-ASG. Kinda hoping Deron restarts the CP3-DWill discussion again…….

    Logical. I’m still gonna side with Leo though :D

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    nah, you just gotta figure i’ve examined every angle i could think of when i came up with my awards selections. Which you can find a little lower in the comment section.

  • Leo Sepkowitz

    You got it—thanks for reading!

  • Caboose

    I admit I didn’t watch nearly enough Grizz games this year. In between Tim, Joakim, and Marc, it’s hard to knock one off. It depends if Timmy is a forward or center this year. If he’s a forward, that makes the 1st team REALLY tricky.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    100% of Tim Duncan’s minutes were played at Center so there is that. Only reason I put Gasol as a Forward on my All Defensive 2nd team.

  • Caboose

    Uhh, you know Splitter has been starting at center right?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    of all the people, you really just looking at a box score and believing it? Duncan plays Center on offense. And he guards Center’s on defense. If you go to 82games.com all of his minute allocation on the season is at Center.

  • spit hot fiyah

    didn’t know he missed 30+ this season. that explains it

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/savagemuzicgroup T-Ray

    First off fam this couldn’t be any more irrelevant….
    Just playin man. It’s been another good year choppin it up with the regulars on here. We’ve bumped heads several times but it’s all love. See you bastards when the playoffs start!

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    lol

  • Bill Haverchuck

    Maybe I don’t have the nostalgic feelings everyone else seems to have for Kobe Bryant, but am I taking crazy pills? How was Kobe better than James Harden or Dwayne Wade this year. I get it, the lakers had injury problems, an Kobe played valiantly for a legend on the decline, but James Harden has the Rockets in the playoffs and Dwayne Wade had his most efficient season and was a huge part in contributing to arguably one of the best teams ever. Kobe was the third best SG this year, sorry.

  • danpowers
  • Max

    Everbody play 800 minutes less than Deng.

  • Phil

    You’d make an excellent court jester.

  • Conor

    They finished their final forty games with the same record as OKC, without a starter or two – in rotation – at any given point over a two-three month period. To deny how Kobe carried these guys is disrespectful to the game. Paul is first team, but only an idiot would replace him with Kobe instead of Harden.

    I guess LA would have finished with a far superior record without him, though. Since, you know, they’re 3-0 without Bryant.

  • Conor

    You do realize that it’s more difficult to win basketball games when Robert Sacre, Chris Duhon, and Darius Morris are significant rotational players in a 7/8-man system, right?

  • Caboose

    Conor, no one respects what you have to say anyways. Just chill on this one.

  • danpowers

    for my taste as a knicks fan bradley is doing his job to lock down players a little too well. even seen some other good games from him and cnt imagine that he is on a decline or weak stretch this season.

    and i co-sign spit hot fiyah: sanders has been great this year but gasol was a bit better at anchoring his teams defense than sanders.

  • danpowers

    nba 1st
    G westbrook, G paul, F james, F durant, C duncan
    nba 2nd
    G bryant, G wade, F anthony, F griffin, C gasol
    nba 3rd
    G harden, G curry, F lee, F george, C lopez
    defensive 1st
    G bradley, G allen, F george, F james, C gasol
    defensive 2nd
    G bledsoe, G iguadala, F deng, F sanders, C noah

    mvp james, dpoy george, mip vucevic, 6th man smith, roy lillard, coty woodson

  • Conor

    No one respects it because they don’t like being wrong.

    Your regurgitation of Truehoop logic doesn’t make you and the other stans respectable, Caboose.

  • Conor

    I mean, you said Tony Parker should be 1st Team, haha. Why even bother following basketball if that’s your opinion?

  • Caboose

    Right, the leader on the third best team in the League shouldn’t be there. Or anywhere near there. Know what your arguments are (always) based on? Nothing. You mock me for using stats. Why don’t you go back to donkey-f*cking your inflatable Kobe doll and let people who have IQ’s over room temperature talk here?

  • Conor

    Stats?

    27ppg/5.5rpg/6apg v. 20/3/7.5

    27/5.5/6 v. 21/5/5

    27/5.5/6 v. 26/5/6

    Allowing those stats to speak for themselves, I’ll conclude by saying that players like Al Horford admit Bryant’s skill level is still the most superior in the League.

    1st Team:

    Paul, Bryant, Gasol, Durant, James

    2nd Team:

    RW, Wade, Duncan, Harden, Anthony

    3rd Team:

    Parker, Curry, Noah, George, Griffin

  • Conor

    Dude, I remember you made a damn All-Commentator list… that’s all I need to say regarding “inflatable dolls”.

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