Saturday, May 20, 2006


I'm rethinking my blog.

Looking to connect with a wider and broader readership.

Thanks to the regular readers and especially the folks mixing it up in the comments. I've learned a lot.

I'm offline for a while so I can tinker with things a little bit. Should be back posting soon.

I'll let you know when I'm up and running again.


Blogger 3wishes said...

Links=location and you know what they say about real estate....anyway thanks for the reads......and quit tinkering with have a great blog, best Ive seen :)

12:43 PM  
Blogger jon said...

Have Nash, Dirk, and Lebron verified their MVP-worthiness yet?

11:06 PM  
Blogger 3wishes said...

Go Mavs Go Mavs or wait a minute, Go Nash, no no, I mean Smash Nash.......oh im so confused...may the best team win !

10:29 AM  
Blogger Wordcat said...

Lebron yes, Nash and Dirk not yet. Dallas will take the Suns out quickly so Nash will take the Suns about as far as he can. If the Mavs can pull it off in the Finals, I'm on the Dirk bandwagon. He's such a poor defensive player that only a ring will do the trick for me.

10:54 AM  
Blogger jon said...

Now, I do believe that Lebron completely dominated in the playoffs. He showed that he could take over games from beginning to end, that he could take over games in the 4th quarter, that he could make the last-second shot. He showed that he could take over games by shooting, or driving, or distributing. He showed that he could be a dominant rebounder when he needed to be. He got decent steal/block numbers and showed that he could make big defensive plays. He showed that he could win on the road, that he could beat a decent team in a series, and that he could almost beat a great team in a series, even single-handedly. He showed major leadership. Amazingly to me, a few times he even showed that he could make free throws in the clutch.

But what did he do to get over your concerns about his defense?

12:09 AM  
Blogger jon said...

Random comment you may never answer...

Is it possible that the new rules and changes in enforcement of the rules have altered the significance of defense as you see it? Does the fact that perimeter players aren't allowed to hold guys the way they used to (with the strange exception of Bruce Bowen) make defense less important in a perimeter player? Do moving screens and more free-flowing offenses make it harder for strong defensive players to have the controlling impact they used to?

I'm writing this after seeing that Nash had 14 and 8 at halftime with the Suns up five, which could put them up 2-1 in the series. And after seeing Dallas take out much more traditional and defensively very strong San Antonio. And seeing Phoenix play only 6 guys all series and still take out the more traditional and more defensive Clippers. And after seeing Lebron almost single-handedly take out the best defensive team in the league. Defense used to win it now overrated?

8:20 PM  

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