And I don't think you'll get much of an argument that Doc had a lot to do with this. Doc is a pretty horrible coach, and possibly an even worse GM.
Doc is a horrible GM; esp when combined with HC duties. That is the root of the Clippers problem. Anyone that thinks the root of the Clippers problems is their PG is just plain nuts (or just lost a bet on the Clippers).
Doc definitely needs to give up the team president duties; not his strong suit. I would keep him as coach.
I would take Chris Paul as my PG any day of the week; anytime a certain handicapper loses a bet, it's a fuckin' conspiracy against him or some star player chocked. Get over it. You bet into a 20 percent situation, home/away, and predictably lost in a Game 7 spot. Frickin' deal with it and just walk away. The role players carried the day today...Rockets had it, Clippers didn't. Reddick had 7 TO's for goodness sakes and he hardly handles the ball, yet it was all CP3's fault. Seriously. Barnes didn't even score and looked overwhelmed by the moment and missed his only open looks; a PG can only do so much but he can't will the role players to knock down shots.
all goodThe origin of this thread pre-supposes CP3 as the root of the Clippers problems...at least that's how I read it as a CP3 supporter. Maybe I overreacted and hey DD, pretty sure I'm older than you or at least close to your age as I remember laughing heartily at that show you represent in your moniker. Sonny indeed lol.
Doc is good enough to get this team there as long as they get a real GM; I don't think his X's/O's are great either, but his team plays hard for him and respects him About all you can ask for in the league.
I take it that's a shot at me.
Rockets won fair and square. Not once did I blame CP3 for my loss, just pointing out that he fails in the big game consistently.
It's always questionable betting the road team in a Game 7, I know but there were other situations at work.
The last time a home dog won and covered a playoff game after winning their previous 2 straight playoff games as a dog was in 2003, prior to today they had lost 11 straight times.
Like I said in my thread, I made a bad read.
Judge CP3 how you will but he's running out of excuses, the Rockets were down 2 starters and one of them was their starting PG. Numerous times tonight Chris got punked by a 50 year-old Argentinian back-up.
If I want to win a 'ship, I'm not taking CP3. Good regular season numbers only get you so far.
If I got personal, I guess it's because I'm a CP3 supporter. Didn't really mean to though...you post picks here and I don't. Just saying this doesn't all lie at CP3's feet. Clipper bench and role players leave a lot to be desired imo.
I think Griffin is vastly overrated to begin with, but if a guy has disappeared in the 4th quarter wouldn't it follow that the PG should be doing all that he can to get him involved? I'm NOT blaming Paul for this, I'm just asking a question...it would seem that the PG should be getting a guy involved if he notices that he's "disappearing" in crucial moments of a game.
Griffin's problem, to me, is that he's so worried about flopping all over the place and getting into these little "battles" with other guys on the floor. For a big strong guy, he sure does go down quite easily. I've never seen someone that big hit the deck as often as he does....then he bitches to the refs about not getting calls (when he flopped to begin with), which also seems to take him out of the game.
Chris Paul played great today and it does not matter what his stat line says.
Guys like Reddick, Barnes and Austin Rivers are the ones who forgot to play basketball today.
If you are mad at Chris Paul for that loss today then you got some serious issues and obviously know very little about the game of basketball.
Perennial choker. Period.
Just got schooled by a 50 year-old Prigioni in a Game 7.
So your first post says he is a Perennial choker. with an emphatic period.. then you ridicule him because a smart nba player (looking to prove everyone wrong) outplayed him over a few minutes....... this to me is you saying all the blame is on him......Let's make it clear, no-one is blaming Chris Paul for the loss. He's a touted player. Sometimes your teammates are not going to produce, in that instance you put them on your back and carry them to the finish line. It's there in black and white that this guy fails in big games. He built the choker tag, it wasn't just given to him today. If you are the marquee player on your team and your team continually shits the bed when it matters, you have to wear a degree of responsibility.
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