Charley Rosen… subject of perhaps the only possibly-nude publicity photo of all time… is back at it with ridiculous comments that get picked up in blogs. I can't help it. I'm like a smart large-mouthed bass. I know that there's someone on the other end of that line dangling the bait… but goddammit… I can't help but go for it anyway.
So Charley put together a piece on the most overrated players in the league… he makes some decent points… and then he drops these two names:
His performance in the 2008 NBA Finals against the Lakers was a good indication of where he's really at.
other words, it is well-known among the league's coaches that Garnett
is a frontrunner who will inevitably choke when a critical game is up
There's no doubt that CP3 has always been a
truly great passer and has also worked diligently to become a dangerous
3-point shooter. But there are several reasons why he belongs in this
In half-court offenses, he's a
threat to do damage only in screen-and-roll situations, which means
that doubling him virtually renders him impotent.
Because of his diminutive size — listed at 6-feet but closer to 5-foot-10 — he can be easily doubled.
His defense consists of steals. Period. Which in turn depends mostly on opponents' mistakes.
Many opponents simply take the ball to their favorite spot and then shoot over him.
Even when using a screen-and-roll, he's not nearly as effective going left as he is going right.
was the last time that a pipsqueak-sized point guard led his team to an
NBA championship? Slater Martin with the St. Louis Hawks in 1958 —
which means that while Paul's Hornets will be a good team, they'll
never be good enough.
Do you even watch anymore?