I get to brag about Insidehoops because clearly the Bulls read our threads:
Originally Posted by plowking
Then you have to hope for rescinded back-court violations, bullshit techincals for you, bullshit off the ball rebounding calls, etc.
Bulls are a bunch of floppers and pansies on the offensive end, then foul the shit out of you on the defensive end. Its like a team full of Tyson Chandlers.
I called the exact correct strategy on last Saturday, a strategy which worked to perfection last night:
Originally Posted by La Frescobaldi
Spurs can beat Heat in a series. So can Pacers. Pacers have a powerful team and this is a point that is very effective against the Heat.
The Heat need to be totally brutalized. Guys need to use real man tactics on LeBron James. Who has body slammed him like Jordan, Bird, Shaq got nightly? Nobody, really.
It's plainly evident that James needs to be beat down hard. But nobody ever touches him. Pacers need to put Psycho T AND Hibs on him and just pulverize LeBron because I severely doubt he can take a '90s Knicks strategy. Double team him for the physicality and let him pass out because he can't even move. And Wade too. For a fact he can't handle punishment such as Bryant gets regularly, his entitlement attitude has always left him crying to refs.
Once again. Where is the Charles Oakley or early Pistons Bob Lanier mentality in this league?
I have also called it in several game threads.
The ancient, immutable truth of tough, physical ball has shown its powerful search-light on several points plainly:
* Wade has been called D Whistle for valid reasons. You of all people have no grounds for yelling about referees, Plowking.
Wade has been getting phantom calls for years and that is a disgusting fact plain for all to see.
*James cannot join the Fresco Pantheon of Chamberlain, Jabbar, & Jordan until he meets the same challenges those manly men faced and defeated.
*Heat can certainly be defeated by playoff level teams.
* The NBA must be consistent in their whistles. Physical ball is the best of all - but each game must be treated the same by all referee teams!!
As many threads are pointing out about the end of the Heat streak -
* that was simply 1980s NBA such as Magic, Bernard, Larry Legend had to face nightly -
* Heat can't square up and play hard physical ball without showing their true mentality -
* James has never had to play in a real man's game.
Now then my opinion is the NBA has the opportunity and the challenge here, the path to move to the next level. They can get past the Doneghy scandal and get back to the greatest sport of all. The league was forced to call games the way it has these past seasons because of the absolute, world-wide outrage over a referee shaving points. They had to go through this period of D-Whistle and floppage and phantom calls for Durant because the integrity of the game had been destroyed.
Now is the time to get back to a physical, strong game which everyone loved to watch from clear back in the 60s right through the Shaquillle O'Neal era.
LeBron must examine Jordan & Chamberlain and find that powerful character both of them displayed nightly - they didn't flagrant foul, they didn't stoop to low childish cheap shots, they didn't ask for anything extra from refs - they just asked for all games to be called consistent, so there was a level field.
Only when the League plays at its true powerful, physical level can Lebron James meet his greatest challenge and become what I believe he really has within him ~ one of the greatest of all-time.