Media too often frames NBA teams as championship or bust. Is this a wrong way for NBA media and fans to evaluate a/their team?
Yeah, and this mentality is also to blame for players not being as ‘loyal’ to their teams anymore, because they want to get rings as fast as possible. Now, going back to the days of Russell vs Wilt we have always judged superstars on how many rings they won. But now due to rise of […]
Who got closest to winning an NBA championship without actually doing it?
A few players came oh-so-very close. Elgin Baylor (1962, 1969, 1970) 1962 Finals, Celtics vs Lakers came down to a Game 7 in the Finals. In the last 5 seconds, Frank Selvy misses the 12ft jumper from the baseline that would have won LA (and Baylor) a championship. This wouldn’t be the only time. Baylor […]
Given his relative lack of team success compared to some other greats, do you think that the NBA made the correct decision in naming the Western Conference championship trophy after Oscar Robertson?
Out of all the championship trophys named, I think Oscar is definitely the oddest. First of all, I’m not sure why the NBA suddenly came out with trophys for the Eastern and Western Conference Finals – guys like Sidney Moncrief, Patrick Ewing, Reggie Miller, Steve Nash and many others would certainly have more recognition than […]