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Jason Timpf 2h
Replying to @_2human
It’s been so impressive to me the way Steph has obliterated a defensive scheme entirely designed around stopping him.
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Jason Timpf 7h
Replying to @bobbyflaiben
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Jason Timpf 7h
How have I never found this gif. This is the best of all the gifs.
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Jason Timpf 7h
Story of the series so far is that Steph is fast entering that “impossible to doubleteam” tier with LeBron. Doubleteaming Steph is actually worse than letting him go one on one because he will just consistently pick you apart.
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Jason Timpf 7h
Replying to @Jason_Timpf
The guys who don’t have the “bad” games like KD/Bron tend to create so many easy shots each game that even when their tougher shots aren’t falling, they’ll go 9 for 21, or something like that. Steph b/c of his size can’t generate as many “easy” shots to balance that out.
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Jason Timpf 7h
Replying to @Jason_Timpf
Jumpshooting is inherently inconsistent. He’s a jumpshooter who relies on running around incessantly off ball, or making a long series of moves with the ball. With the physicality and exhaustion of the playoffs, his legs get tired and sometimes he just can’t make those shots.
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Jason Timpf 7h
- Steph’s highs in the playoffs are as high as any of the greatest. - Steph’s playoff averages are better than most of the greatest. - Steph is more prone to bad games than any of the greatest. There’s no shame, it’s simply because he’s a jumpshooter.
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Jason Timpf 7h
LeBron was mostly denigrated for getting swept and for his ridiculous hand cast last year. That was after playing the most amazing two months of basketball anyone has ever seen. Winning cures everything, and losing tends to ruin everything.
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Jason Timpf May 18
Replying to @_2human
IE I think the 2011 Mavericks had very high level role guys. Putting Kidd/Terry/Marion/Chandler around Dirk allowed him to be the tip of a spear.
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Jason Timpf May 18
Replying to @_2human
I think they were fatally flawed against both the Lakers and Magic. I don’t think there was a level LeBron could reach to beat them. Pau and Bynum would have done to Ilgauskas/Varajeo what Dwight did to them. Matchups matter, but I think it’s only possible with 4 elite role guys.
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Jason Timpf May 18
Replying to @_2human
Steph was 24 ppg in games 5, 6, and 7. It wasn’t like LeBron literally actually freezing up in 2011, he just didn’t play was well as Kyrie and LeBron did.
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Jason Timpf May 18
Replying to @_2human
You’re right, LeBron is really good. Probably the second best player ever. He led a top-6 offense in the league from ‘09 to ‘18, which is ludicrous. He helped them win a lot of games.
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Jason Timpf May 18
Replying to @_2human
‘95 was an open field, though. It was there for the taking. I don’t see where the rules apply to what I’m trying to say at all. I don’t think the 2016 Warriors choked, I think Kyrie and LeBron were just better 4 times in 7 games.
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Jason Timpf May 18
Replying to @_2human
The only young star we’ve ever seen play next to LeBron (before the Lakers) is Kyrie. He was 22 when LeBron came back. And I would argue that relationship worked out excellent for both guys, at least on the court. There isn’t any other example.
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Jason Timpf May 18
Replying to @_2human
As for “Bron ball” limiting the development of young players, I push back on that as a baseless narrative. He never played with young players before this year. There’s no sample size to judge. Even the early Cavs dumped most of their picks to put Vets around LeBron.
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Jason Timpf May 18
Replying to @_2human
The mid 90’s were a historic low-point for talent league wide do to expansion and a bunch of stars aging/retiring. MJ was gone. So that helped Hakeem win with less. Dirk’s title was entirely contingent on LeBron choking. There’s usually extenuating circumstances in these cases.
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Jason Timpf May 18
Replying to @_2human
That’s exactly what I’m saying. The early Cavs rosters were poorly constructed. They heavily emphasized defense, and LeBron is really good at basketball so they racked up a lot of wins. I don’t know what else to say. MJ never won on his own either. Doesn’t mean he wasn’t capable
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Jason Timpf May 18
Replying to @_2human
They were each on rosters immaculately constructed to accentuate their strengths. LeBron’s early Cleveland rosters were extremely poorly constructed. He’s been with stars since. I’m arguing if he had a chance like Giannis has been given now, he would have succeeded.
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Jason Timpf May 18
Replying to @_2human
I’m baffled that you view these as comparable rosters. I watched almost every game that ‘09 Cavs team played. They were winning with a very Simply formula: LeBron James and elite defense. The Bucks are like that, with far superior offensive production out of the support players.
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Jason Timpf May 18
Replying to @_2human
Absolutely. No question. He is 100% capable of being the only “star” on a title team. At least when he was younger. I’m surprised you don’t think that’s the case. And as for the roster, regardless of how it was built, MIL’s roster is infinitely more talented than ‘09 CLE’s was.
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