View Full Version : Which team/players had more to lose (legacy wise): Mavs in 2003 vs Kings in 2002

09-15-2012, 01:45 AM
Would the top PF ranks change significantly with Webber winning vs the Lakers or Dirk winning against the Spurs?

Sacramento Kings 2002 - Webber's legacy if he wins vs the Lakers?
I doubt much changes with his lone ring and subsequent decline. If he were to never get hurt in the following year and wins 2, then we're talking.

Dallas Mavericks 2003 - What if Dirk doesn't get injured?
It was easy to dismiss those early Mavs teams back in the day, some still do, but people underrate just how talent deprived the 2003 Spurs were. And knowing what we end up learning about both Dirk and Nash. Its fairly conceivable that the strongest Mavs team they ever played with would beat a Spurs team that needed Steve Kerr having one of his best moments to win in 6.

That Mavs team was one of the greatest to never win, greater than the Finals team IMO, they just lacked a healthy Dirk.

09-15-2012, 02:00 AM
I Dirk had multiple rings he'd be in legitimate top 10 of all time discussion

09-17-2012, 08:18 PM
Kings in 2002. They had HCA throughout, it was there best chance probably ever to win a title.