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Old 05-10-2013, 03:05 AM   #1
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Default Sick of people acting like losing in the Finals is worse than not geting there at all

Seriously, What the **** .
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:08 AM   #2
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Seriously, What the **** .

Not sick if you are kobe shooting 45%FG

Not sick if you are given peak prime Shaq in 2004 & shoot your team out of NBA finals @ 38%FG.

Not sick if you do it again in 2008.

If you are Chris Mullin shooting 53%FG for 25 ppgs 4 straight seasons on scrub franchise like GSW, its ok not even making it to NBA Finals.
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:11 AM   #3
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Not sick if you are kobe shooting 45%FG

Not sick if you are given peak prime Shaq in 2004 & shoot your team out of NBA finals @ 38%FG.

Not sick if you do it again in 2008.

If you are Chris Mullin shooting 53%FG for 25 ppgs 4 straight seasons on scrub franchise like GSW, its ok not even making it to NBA Finals.
The fuck are you on about?
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:11 AM   #4
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Default Re: Sick of people acting like losing in the Finals is worse than not geting there at all

You mean like people forgetting about LeBron taking a team of scrubs to the Finals against the Spurs then saying he went to the Heat because he can't get it done alone and ignore the fact that Cleveland was surrounding him with crap players who have only started for bad teams or shouldn't be starters at all.
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:13 AM   #5
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Another ****ing Karl Malone thread.

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Old 05-10-2013, 03:21 AM   #6
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I saw some **** in another thread arguing shit like Dirks 1-2 finals is better than 1-3. All it means is that the dudes team lost before he could even get to the Finals. Dont get that logic at all man. USually LeBron haters, these dudes will find anything to bitch about.
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:25 AM   #7
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No. The thing is there is a huge difference.

It is better to lose earlier than in the finals. If you lose earlier in the playoffs or not even make the playoffs: it means your team was bad, and you just had no chance either ways. Your team was never a contender.

However if you made it to the finals? I don't care what anyone says, you have a chance of winning it all. You are a contender. Your team is obviously good enough since it's better than half of the conference, and probably top 3 in the league no matter what.

When you have that team, and you still lose... yea, you didn't step up. You had the opportunity but you lost it. You blew it.

That's the difference between having a scrub team and losing in the 1st round of the playoffs, and having a contender team and choking in the finals.
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:29 AM   #8
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No. The thing is there is a huge difference.

It is better to lose earlier than in the finals. If you lose earlier in the playoffs or not even make the playoffs: it means your team was bad, and you just had no chance either ways. Your team was never a contender.

However if you made it to the finals? I don't care what anyone says, you have a chance of winning it all. You are a contender. Your team is obviously good enough since it's better than half of the conference, and probably top 3 in the league no matter what.

When you have that team, and you still lose... yea, you didn't step up. You had the opportunity but you lost it. You blew it.

That's the difference between having a scrub team and losing in the 1st round of the playoffs, and having a contender team and choking in the finals.
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:35 AM   #9
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We don't believe you, you need more people.
You need an education, then maybe you'd understand and comprehend what I typed.
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:41 AM   #10
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No. The thing is there is a huge difference.

It is better to lose earlier than in the finals. If you lose earlier in the playoffs or not even make the playoffs: it means your team was bad, and you just had no chance either ways. Your team was never a contender.
As a measuring stick for greatness of individual superstars? Bingo



Context matters. OP is retarded.
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:55 AM   #11
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This only applies to Lebron, apparently.
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:59 AM   #12
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Winning in the Finals is a total team accomplishment; so losing at any stage, be it first round or any other round... is a team failure. Sure, just because you lose doesn't mean certain teams weren't great, but it will be viewed as a failure by the players, organization, and fans.

It's a saying in sports "Nobody remember's second place" or "If your not first, your last". Much of those saying do hold a lot of truth. It might not be 'fair', but what do people want to see in the long run ? A winner.
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:02 AM   #13
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No. The thing is there is a huge difference.

It is better to lose earlier than in the finals. If you lose earlier in the playoffs or not even make the playoffs: it means your team was bad, and you just had no chance either ways. Your team was never a contender.

However if you made it to the finals? I don't care what anyone says, you have a chance of winning it all. You are a contender. Your team is obviously good enough since it's better than half of the conference, and probably top 3 in the league no matter what.

When you have that team, and you still lose... yea, you didn't step up. You had the opportunity but you lost it. You blew it.

That's the difference between having a scrub team and losing in the 1st round of the playoffs, and having a contender team and choking in the finals.

All the non contenders are wiped out in the first round.

Thats usually the benchmark for whether a team is legit or not. If your capable of winning one playoff series your capable of winning any playoff series(aside from 4/5 seeds in the East usually....)

The idea that there are only two teams that are "contenders" is all because of **** like this asian kid with an agenda against LeBron.

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Context matters. OP is retarded.

says the dude with a jordan avatar.
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:04 AM   #14
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Default Re: Sick of people acting like losing in the Finals is worse than not geting there at all

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No. The thing is there is a huge difference.

It is better to lose earlier than in the finals. If you lose earlier in the playoffs or not even make the playoffs: it means your team was bad, and you just had no chance either ways. Your team was never a contender.

However if you made it to the finals? I don't care what anyone says, you have a chance of winning it all. You are a contender. Your team is obviously good enough since it's better than half of the conference, and probably top 3 in the league no matter what.

Your such an idiot you just contradict yourself because you dont watch what your saying you just spit out anything. First you said

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If you lose earlier in the playoffs or not even make the playoffs: it means your team was bad, and you just had no chance either ways. Your team was never a contender.

So, your teams in the playoffs but if your not good enough.

But based on your own logic...

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Your team is obviously good enough since it's better than half of the conference

So based on that any team thats in the playoffs is good enough because all teams in the playoffs are at the very least better than half the conference.


Losing in the finals is not anything bad at all, in fact its quite obviously the second most impressive achievement that a team can do in the year. Obviously sometimes players play like shit in the finals and that's a different discussion. Getting to the finals always > not making the finals.
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:12 AM   #15
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Not sick if you are kobe shooting 45%FG

Not sick if you are given peak prime Shaq in 2004 & shoot your team out of NBA finals @ 38%FG.

Not sick if you do it again in 2008.

Wait so 2004 Shaq is peak/prime Shaq now? That's funny because 2004 Shaq wasn't even prime Shaq anymore, much less peak Shaq. And Kobe shot 41% in the 2008 finals vs one of the all-time great defensive teams with Gasol not really showing up.

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No. The thing is there is a huge difference.

It is better to lose earlier than in the finals. If you lose earlier in the playoffs or not even make the playoffs: it means your team was bad, and you just had no chance either ways. Your team was never a contender.

However if you made it to the finals? I don't care what anyone says, you have a chance of winning it all. You are a contender. Your team is obviously good enough since it's better than half of the conference, and probably top 3 in the league no matter what.

This is ridiculous. Losing in an earlier round doesn't necessarily excuse you and mean you didn't have a chance to win. There have been countless times that potential championship teams have lost in the conference semifinals or finals. Sometimes, it means they underachieved to not even get there. Just like you can run into a team that's simply better than you in the finals, or one that matches up well with you.

I'd rather lose in the finals than an earlier round. It's a no-brainer.
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