Originally Posted by shoeking2101
Originally Posted by 00david00
Shoeking right on the money
shameless self promotion
i agree though, have always said this about cp3. its not his fault that he cant and will never be able to carry a team to a championship or even the finals, its because of his size. guys his size (6 ft) just dont have the physical gifts to dominate and carry a team like the magics/jordans/kobes/lebrons/wades of the world. I would say that he has played to his max potential which can be said about very very few players and i have a lot of respect for him because of it. but at the end of the day when your best player and number one scoring option is 6 ft tall you're not going anywhere (look how he has problems with bigger guards like westbrook and prime deron).
people might bring up AI as a counter point but he was very lucky that the east was trash that year, shooting under 40% while taking 30 shots per game would never work vs real teams and he averaged that for the entire playoffs.
saying championships dont matter is a losers mentality, of course its easy to understand why karl malone is better than horry or that chris paul is better than derick fisher (only slightly though). but when comparing all time grates championships do matter. how many times have people said that guys like barkley and malone or steve nash would be top XX all time but he doesnt have a championship. the reason these guys play in the nba every year is to win a championship and to say that not achieving their primary goal doesnt mean anything is a pretty dumb statement. just look at how all time greats compare each other, shaq rubbed it in kobes face after winning one in miami, kobe took a shot at shaq after he got his 5th, MJ saying that he would take kobe over lebron because he has more chips (maybe take this with a grain of salt), when asked who was better bird or magic, larry bird says that he thinks magic is better only because he was able to win more championships. like it or not, championships do matter towards a players legacy and i cant put chris paul ahead of old zeke, oscar robertson, john stockton and jason kidd until he actually leads a team to the nba finals.
didnt include magic because there is 0 chance of cp3 ever passing magic