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    Default The major flaw in NBA media that hurts the NBA product significantly...

    By blaming all losses on "needing more help", today's media promotes talent-based winning (all-star team strategy), which discourages players from developing the chemistry needed to have well-performing casts.

    So even though everyone thought the T-Wolves were "too much" for the Nuggets after 2 games, everyone is saying Ant needs more help now that they're losing.. However, a cursory glance at Ant highlights shows that he seeks 3's and layups via a down-hill skillset, which isn't 5-man basketball, and therefore cannot produce the chemistry needed to have a well-performing cast, aka great team..

    Since the media says that Ant simply needs more help, they're effectively discouraging him from working to improve the team's chemistry.. Accordingly, Ant will probably not work to develop expert jumpshooting skill off screens or quick moves upon the catch that can foster better ball movement because the media says he simply needs more help - so he'll probably just tell management to get more help and continue to think his down-hill skillset is sufficient...

    We've seen this for 21 years from Lebron - he always needs more help - it's never that his team simply needs to get better (improve chemistry).. Lebron prefers the media's talent-based approach because his skillset is inherenty suboptimal - his ball-dominant approach imposes spot-up roles that stall young players, thereby needing ready-made stars to win (can't win organically).
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    Default Re: The major flaw in NBA media that hurts the NBA product significantly...

    sometimes the issue is just talent and not chemistry. Wolves are not that talented on offense relative to the league. 36yr old conley is their secondary creator and 3rd best offensive player. Defensively they're stacked so maybe ant has enough to win a title but its no superteam. You used same argument for luka last year and frankly he lead a pile of shit last year, dinwiddie was their 2nd best player on offense lol. Now he has kyrie and some actually good role players on defense, dallas has a legit chance at making the finals. likely still not enough vs boston. Forgot mj, no one in history has faced a team with a 5th starter as good as jrue holiday. add on the top 4 guys are basically all star lvl, top 2 both all-nba. Luka and Ant will need their gms to make good moves in the offseason, thats the modern nba it's an arms race.

    edit: when one team has that much talent that also fits that well together yea the media should be promoting "talent based winning"

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    Default Re: The major flaw in NBA media that hurts the NBA product significantly...

    It was a strategy adopted after their biggest investment turned out to be a flop. They resorted to superteams and ref rigging because lebron was failing to become who they had banked on

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    Default Re: The major flaw in NBA media that hurts the NBA product significantly...

    Quote Originally Posted by sd3035 View Post
    It was a strategy adopted after their biggest investment turned out to be a flop. They resorted to superteams and ref rigging because lebron was failing to become who they had banked on
    This.

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    Default Re: The major flaw in NBA media that hurts the NBA product significantly...

    OP dreams about LeBron at night

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