LOL.. we're at 17. I'm guessing some people who aren't participating in this round didn't bother to vote.
And as for CAKE's line-up change...
Can we find out who this all time great was?
I won 16-12. 57% to your combined 43%
I removed the names so people were just voting based on the team.
By all means, let's go over it, how does your team beat mine head to head?
I don't think your team is bad by any means, but we had a fairly close matchup.
Rose vs Russ... I'm partial to Russ for obvious reasons, but let's be fair and call it a draw.
Drexler vs Jones... Clyde is a legend, no doubt he has the edge there.
Butler vs Pierce.. Pierce
Davis vs Duncan.. a great and fun matchup, Davis' year last year beats out Duncan's best in terms of PER and WS/48 and was an insane season... but Tim Duncan put up some pretty amazing seasons himself. But let's be honest.. you're given one choice to pick a PF to play in the most important basketball game of all-time, you're going to pick Duncan over Davis.
Yao vs Eaton.. Yao is obviously the better player, but this is one of the best case scenarios for guys to match up defensively considering Eaton is 7'4" and 275 pounds and a 2 time DPOY and multi-year all-NBA defense.
Both our benches have a nice mix of 3 point shooting, defense, athleticism, but you don't have a stretch big which could hurt your flexibility.
Your team is good, but people likes others a bit more. End of story.
You said your team wasn't getting respect, we're doing the brackets, so yeah.. I took that as part of the lack of respect. But I didn't repeat the score to brag, I repeated it to show that plenty of people thought your team was better.. that your team was good.
If you thought your team wasn't getting it's recognition, I opened the floor to talk about it.. defend your team. That's the whole point of this, making our own teams, comparing them, discussion, etc.
My post wasn't sarcastic or insulting, I legitimately wanted to see if you wanted to debate and defend your team.
Having said all that, I'll let the voting continue through tonight... let's call the deadline 11pm. For tomorrow, I''ll post up the matchups for the next round and let everyone adjust if they feel like it, then when I get out of work I'll post the next survey. Let that run through Friday night/Saturday, repeat on Sunday, wrap this up in a few days.