Re: what is your favorite aspect of the game? Why do you follow? (stragegy/psychological)
I love watching my team (The Cavs) play in a hostile environment such as the Palace. You know that everyone there is giving them grief. Can they block it out? Also, it's inevidable that the home team is gonna make a run. How are they gonna deal with the excitment generated by the roaring throngs in favor of the home team, knowing that each little mistake they make is gonna throw the whole joint closer to a total state of pandemonium? The great players can block this out. LeBron proved to me this year that he can go on the road in front of a hostile crowd in a building in which they had a poor history in, and shut up the people that were just sitting back and waiting for a reason to explode. In these types of games, every dribble, screen, pick, box out, etc is important. On your home court, you can get by with playing more freely, but fundamentals are SO important in a tough setting where that moron announcer is looking for ANY excuse at all to yell DETROIT BASKETBALL!
Last edited by mlh1981 : 09-05-2007 at 01:21 PM.