Random NBA Thoughts

Discussion in 'Know Your Enemy' started by Quazza, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. xbay

    xbay NBA 1st Team All Pro Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2010
    Messages:
    8,775
    Likes Received:
    173
    Trophy Points:
    63
    I very much enjoyed The Last Dance. It gave a youngin’ like me more context to things happening in that era that I didn’t understand the full scale of then. I have more of an appreciation for that team and everyone involved. I’m in awe of what Phil Jackson had to deal with for a decade with Jerry Krause and all the different personalities. MJ’s mindset. Pippen’s undervalue. I can’t even understand how Rodman could party so hard and then play in a high intensity game the next day at his age. I don’t know anyone in their 30s that can recover that quickly after a Vegas binge.

    All in all, watching that franchise repeat a three peat was amazing and it really shows how difficult it is to win even one championship. We live in an era where stats and regular season MVPs/Finals MVPs suddenly matter more than rings. The work and dedication to win one and try to do it again in a 3-4-5 year time frame is incredibly difficult. We may never see a team accomplish what those Bulls teams did ever again. Just like we may never see another MJ again. That should be celebrated.
     
    Money, TMC and MadBallers like this.
  2. TMC

    TMC Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Messages:
    11,257
    Likes Received:
    310
    Trophy Points:
    83
    RIP Jerry Sloan. I never really liked those pesky Jazz teams he coached, but it was more because I really dislike the Jazz. He made them really competitive, always playing hard and getting the most out of their two stars and a bunch of role players. Those teams would have won a ring or two if not for MJ's Bulls. He was always a class act, at least from what I know about him.
     
    Chum likes this.
  3. Chum

    Chum NBA 1st Team All Pro

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2010
    Messages:
    9,398
    Likes Received:
    92
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Eugene, Oregon
    I figured Jerry Sloan was going to outlive me. He just seemed like he was going to go on forever.
     
  4. MadBallers

    MadBallers NBA All-Star

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2010
    Messages:
    5,589
    Likes Received:
    246
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Alameda, CA
    Great coach...rip
     
  5. xbay

    xbay NBA 1st Team All Pro Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2010
    Messages:
    8,775
    Likes Received:
    173
    Trophy Points:
    63
    RIP Coach.
     

Share This Page