View Full Version : A team that wins the Title ends up the next season: More Confident or More Cocky?

09-29-2009, 11:32 AM
What usually happens for the most part once a team wins a Championship?

Do they for the next season:

A) Get More Confident
B) Get More Cocky

Example: Pistons in 2004 won it all, were they in 2005 more confident or more cocky?
Heat in 2006 won it all, in 2007 were they more confident or more cocky?
Celtics won it in 2008, in 2009 were they more confident or more cocky?

Those are just a few select examples


09-29-2009, 11:43 AM
There has always been a fine line between cockiness and confidence, some players who are confident come off cocky and vice versa.

09-29-2009, 11:53 AM
Cocky for sure, just look at KG, that should be enough evidence for you.

09-29-2009, 12:06 PM
Cocky for sure, just look at KG, that should be enough evidence for you.

That totally depends on the players and the teams. Like you mentioned KG, an extreme example of success getting to someone's head. He and Boston Celtics got cocky (Rondo, Allen, Pierce) all off them.

But on the other hand look at spurs. Not really cocky. I'd even say since Kobe has matured he won't be as cocky this year as he used to be during the 3-peat.

09-29-2009, 12:14 PM
i think when a team noes they have a possible winner they are confident during the season and playoffs but after they win it they cross over to that cocky side. thought not all are like that

09-29-2009, 12:35 PM
I dont think it matters: confident vs. cocky. They get both.

Mile High Champ
09-29-2009, 12:43 PM
Agreed Both..

09-29-2009, 12:51 PM
I think that they are both and that if they have the right amount of both and not too much of either it can make a defending champ extremely dangerous

09-29-2009, 12:53 PM
a title corruped kg. depends on the players. wade seemed humbled. pistons didnt

09-29-2009, 12:56 PM
depends on the team

09-29-2009, 01:08 PM
pistons were more confident, i thought most heat players except wade were cocky, celtics were cocky as hell.

09-29-2009, 01:15 PM
I think it greatly depends on the team so it's difficult to say..generally, I'd say more confident. There is the occasional cocky team.

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09-29-2009, 05:55 PM
They get more of both