Down & Out in Enver

27 04 2008

Wow… LA goes to Denver, and toasts the Denver Nuggets in their own house 108-84. I’m not going to review the game in any depth – there are loads of places you can do that, just going to talk about the Nuggs a lil’.

So, how ‘bout them Nuggets? Ye gods, to actually state post game:

“Yeah. We quit. Everybody. From the coaches to the players, we quit. And I said it.” (Carmelo Anthony)

… is that acceptable?
It’s not acceptable to quit, but post doing so I think it’s worse to acknowledge that you did so. Post a performance like that, I’d rather hear platitudes where they say the right things.
And George Karl’s copping a lot of flack?
Allen Iverson threw up (vomited up?) 16 attempts, and only 5 of them stuck. That’s less than 30%. And get this: ‘Melo was worse! Shooting 5-from-22??? Under .250? Ewww. And it’s George Karl’s fault? The face of the franchise is the veritable Peter Pan of the NBA. And I do not mean that in a good way. He just won’t grow up. Yes, he’s young. But this is his 4th year in the league. Two other super-stars that hit the NBA at the same time – LeBron James & Dwayne Wade – are having no-where near the same amount of problems off-court that ‘Melo has. And both have enjoyed greater successes on-court.
So, in the infinite ‘wisdom’ (term used loosely) of the front office in Denver added AI to the roster in 2006. Great player, but he addresses none of the issues that the Nuggets have, either on-court or off. Surely someone with a little more of an ability to take Anthony under-wing & provide some positive examples would’ve displayed a little more sagacity.

So, even if Denver can steal game 4 (and given how they’ve been playing, it would be a steal), it would only be prolonging the inevitable. No team has ever come back from a 0-3 deficit in the history of the NBA, and it might be just me but these Nuggets don’t seem like a unit poised on the brink of doing something ‘great’.
This will likely cost George Karl his job (I know one blogger who’s going to be happy about that!), even tho’ some sources in the media claim other-wise.
I just hope the front office take the brooms to the rest of the roster as thoroughly as the LA Lakers are on the verge of doing.




One response

29 04 2008

i can’t imagine a team with AI and melo in it not winning even a single game..

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