Originally Posted by Mister Friendly
Originally Posted by Peep Game
So it's a bad thing to be in the NBA "chasing championships"? If you're not "chasing championships", what are you actually doing? The singular goal in the NBA is to win the grand prize of an NBA title, with secondary goals being collecting individual accolades along the way that naturally come. Remember playing middle school/high school/college sports growing up, because it was fun and you wanted to win
, and weren't getting paid for it, or is that a foreign concept to people on here?
It depends on what type of players you are talking about
Elite players shouldn't have to "chase" rings they should be able to get people to come to them eventually.
There's obviously a little more respect to players who stuck it out....Jordan
,Isiah,Hakeem, Robinson, Kobe
, Dirk, Wade
How exactly did Kobe, Duncan, Wade, and to a lesser extent Jordan and Isiah "[stick] it out"? All of them either immediately won a championship, or won it in their 7th year, so even if none of them ever one a title again, they still would at least have one. So is 7 years the cutoff for when you're allowed to be respected as a whole in regards to winning a title? Seems like people just twist the arguments to fit whatever point they're trying to get across depending on the player. Is winning a title the following year after moving to a new team really that big of a deal?
And yea, i thought this was the regular NBA season thread instead of the Offseason thread, whoops.
Having a ring >>>>> having a where you prefer for the player to have won it. Would rather have a ring in my prime with a legit chance at more than to be on that same team 8 years later, no ring, and my GM shoving me out the door cause they don't have a use for me anymore.