Monday, May 25, 2009

Tim Duncan Has Been Disrespected

I hate to come back to the blog to have to do this but it was brought to my attention that someone at bareknucks.com is stupid and knows nothing about basketball.


Duncan is a great player, but I think it’s ridiculous to say he’s the best PF in the history of the NBA. Top 10? Absolutely. The best? No way!


Clearly you can tell by the structure of these sentences that this isn't a national publication or anything resembling a respected news outlet. It came from a blog. A blog that has a bigger readership than ours. Yet, as we can see, this person is a fucking moron. Since Rick Reilly hasn't done a new NBA related column lately, I'll go through this moron's blog post and dissect it for you guys. You should be able to tell which text is from him but I'll still put his in a different color. Prepare to be amazed.

Tim Duncan: The greatest power forward to play the game? He isn’t even the best PF in the NBA right now

snazzy title.

When the debate of the best Power Forward to ever play the game is brought up, Tim Duncan seems to be the trendy pick. I can’t consent with this for a couple of reasons.

I'm glad we need your consen...oh wait we don't. You're just a blogger. And someone being a "trendy pick" usually means they're pretty good numbnuts.

Tim Duncan isn’t even the best Power Forward in the NBA right now:

I can see by your wonderful logic skills that you don't know how irrelevant this is when talking about Tim Duncan's legacy as the greatest Power Foward of all time. Kobe Bryant isn't the most versatile SG in the league right now. That must mean he never was and wasn't the best SG in the league. STRICKEN FROM THE RECORD!!!!

How can we say Duncan is the best PF ever, when he’s not even the best in the league at this moment in time?

Hi, my name is Bob and I'm a recovering dumbshit.

Or the past decade for that matter?! Have we forgotten about Dirk Nowitzki and Kevin Garnett?

No, why should I care about them when they clearly weren't as good as Duncan?

The infamous ring argument:

I can see where this is going...

One will be quick to bring up the fact that Duncan has 4 championship rings while Dirk has a goose egg and KG boasts only 1 finger’s worth, but do rings really matter when we are talking about pure talent?

Excellent run-on sentence. I'll give one a try. Championship Rings having nothing to do with talent is like saying wang size has nothing to do with how pleasing sex is to a woman, ok that's a bad example but you get the point and to say that rings shouldn't factor in at all is beyond asinine. *deep breaths* Absolutely rings matter when you're talking about pure talent. Are you trying to claim Dirk and Garnett had worse supporting casts than Duncan? Have you ever watched basketball sir? If Duncan is on last year's Celtics instead of KG, the C's don't go to 7 games in ANY of those series. As our friend Peter King would say, he defines clutch. KG and Dirk define choke. It's just so laughable that you would bring up those two guys as arguments against Duncan being the best PF of the last decade. But seriously, keep going.

I mean, when we say ‘The best power forward ever,’ I interpret that as the PF with the best skill set, NOT the player who has had a more successful career.

Because Dirk plays great defensive. And KG can post up anyone who guards him. Really, keep going.

So many people use the ring argument when trying to justify a player’s abilities, but if that was the case Robert Horry (7 rings) would trump the players mentioned above. Nothing against Big Shot Bob, but is he better than Duncan, Nowitzki or Garnett? Hell no!

Do you see what we're dealing with here? This guy doesn't understand the difference between using rings as an argument for leadership and determination and using rings to justify a role player's place in the league. Bob is dealing in absolutes. "If you use rings as an argument, you have to use it for everyone. If someone has more than another person, you can't say that person was better NO MATTER WHAT." Garnett and Nowitzki were both the leaders of their respective teams. And until last year (when Garnett got two all-stars to play with), neither of them could push their team to the end. Whereas Duncan, who has NEVER had more than one all-star teammate (in the same season), has been the dominating factor for his team for three titles. Titles matter Bob. If you weren't a Denver Nuggets fan you'd know that.

The Numbers (Career Averages):

Garnett: 20.2 ppg, 11.1 rpg

Nowitzki: 22.7 ppg, 8.6 rpg

Duncan: 21.4 ppg, 11.7 rpg



Uh, thanks? These numbers also shed some light on things:

Duncan: ROY, 11-time NBA All-Star (ten First Team nominations), 12-time All-NBA (nine First Team nominations), 12-time All-Defensive (eight First Team nominations), 2-Time League MVP, 3-time Finals MVP

Garnett: 12-time NBA All-Star, 9-time All-NBA (four First Team nominations), 9-time All Defensive (seven First Team nominations), 1 MVP

Nowitzki: 8-time NBA All-Star, 9-time All-NBA, 1 MVP

You're right Bob, Duncan isn't even close to being as good as these two.

Conclusion:

You're a dumbass?

Dirk, KG and Timmay all have similar career statistics

Not really. But I guess if you ignore defense then yeah, they do. Defense is only half the game right? No one cares about that.

and have all been a large part of their team’s success.

Or lack thereof.

However, if you put Dirk or KG on a Spurs team with David Robinson or players like Tony Parker and Manu Ginobli, they will win just as many, if not more championship rings.

More? Really? Because Dirk didn't have Steve Nash (3-time MVP) 2-time MVP [Ed: I really need to check for typos before I go exaggerating Canadian stats], Michael Finley (when he was good), Jason Terry, Jerry Stackhouse (also when he was good), and Josh Howard? And Garnett didn't have Sam Cassell, Latrell Sprewell, Joe Smith, Chauncey Billups, and Stephon Marbury? Get a clue Bob.

Given Dirk and KG’s versatility, I’d say they are better PFs than Tim Duncan.

What versatility? KG can't post anyone up and Dirk can basically only shoot jump shots. Are you fucking kidding me with this?

Duncan is a great player, but I think it’s ridiculous to say he’s the best PF in the history of the NBA. Top 10? Absolutely. The best? No way!

Thanks. I feel a whole lot dumber having read this.

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1 comment:

  1. I'm glad someone has the jewela to respond to stupid comments like these... I understand these are all blogs. There is a difference in taking the time to prepare intelligent thoughts, and also spouting out whatever come to your mind..

    Good Job Guys!

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