Wednesday, November 14, 2007
No Kobe, No Championship
As the Boston Celtics easily defeated the Pacers last night 101-86, a sad but true realization dawned on me. Granted I was working on my 8th drink of the night, but when I woke this afternoon (fucking love not having work!) I remembered what I thought, and I still think I'm right. After reading Noce's column, I feel the complete opposite of he does, and I'll itemize that later on. But here's my reasoning. Boston would kill the Bulls in a playoff series. Detroit is still arguably better despite the Bulls having claimed their only victory this year off of them. That's two teams right there in a weak Eastern Conference. It all comes down to one player in the end, as basketball is the only professional sport that one can will his team to victory. THE BULLS NEED KOBE, AND KOBE NEEDS THE BULLS.
Sucks to think about, but it's the absolute truth. While the Lakers stumble their way through the winter months, Kobe is going to drive that team to trade him despite what value they should get in return. Paxson has seen this team get nowhere fast this year, be it the usual "slow start" or trade talks, contract negotiations, whatever. They're 1-5, and they don't look too fucking good. Think of Paxson as a lion who has been eyeing a weakling in a pack of Wildebeests. He's just bidding his time to pick it off. Here's my reasons for why the Bulls need Kobe.
- Celtics: After making the trades for Garnett and Ray Allen, alot of the so called experts on the Extra Sexual Party Network were still claiming the Bulls as the front runners in the Eastern Conference. As to why they werent claiming the Celtics: Depth. Certainly a good point, and one that can't be disputed. Ray Allen hasnt' played a full 82 games since 2000, Paul Pierce cares as much for defense as I do for ugly fat jewish girls, and Garnett has been carrying a team his entire NBA career. The likes of Rajon Rondo and Kendrick Perkins would even leave Eddy Curry salvating (granted it doesn't take much to get that going). Nevertheless, the Celtics don't have to win 72 games. They could first in Eastern Conf. with 55. If that means giving Ray Allen the month of January to relive his Jesus Shuttlesworth days of fucking hot blondes, so be it. They've shown that this is their conference to lose. Look at what one single player has done to the Bulls (Cuttino Mobley, Rasheed Wallace). Now throw in two more who are capable getting hot.
- Teams who've won without a superstar: ABA 1975 Kentucky Colonels (anytime you can throw the Kentucky Colonels in, do it) 1979 Supersonics, 2004 Detroit Pistons. That's about it. It doesn't happen.
I'm sick of watching the Bulls go nowhere. I'm sick of people being content to say, hey, at least we made it to playoffs! WHO GIVES A FLYING FUCK?! What fucking difference does it make whether they finish 6th in the Central Division or eliminated in the Conference Finals despite being a 6th seed? This team needs to win it now. Not next year, or the year after that. NOW. They already shown us they're not going to do it this year. Give me all the arguments you want. I will gladly bet against you and win. Trust me, I would love to see them win it all with the pieces they already have in place. But like they say, hope in one hand, shit in the other. 1-5 feels like shit to me.
Posted by Dr. C at 12:56 PM