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Most are missing the true nature of Dumars' dilemma. In Big Ben you've got the spiritual leader of a defense-first team. When he's fired up, the Pistons are very hard to beat. On the other hand, you've got an aging star whose game depends, not on skills, but on athleticism and energy. How long and how consistently will Ben be able to bring it? How much money is it worth to gamble on him leading the Pistons back to the finals? I don't think anyone knows the answer to that question, but someone has to make some very tough decisions based on imperfect evidence: Dumars.
posted by RtV at 04:22 AM on June 09
The NBA should collect statistics for bench minutes compared to ego sizes. The more team ego bench minutes that tick off, the greater the likelihood of massive dissention. Some teams can win with dissention, but not a team that hasn't played together before. And no team has ever done anything big with 'Toine on the roster. What could Riley be thinking? Didn't he see the '04 finals? Didn't he watch the Olympics?
posted by RtV at 04:10 AM on September 23
Pretty interesting pic on the Fox Sports site. Three white men smiling around a trophy and a crowd of faceless women in purple behind.
posted by RtV at 03:49 AM on September 22
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