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  1. #1
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    Pros and Cons: Why Your Team Can or Cannot Win A Championship

    What are the pros and cons in terms of reasons why or why not your favorite team can/can't win a championship.


    Los Angeles Lakers

    Pros:

    1) Defending Champions, experience from the last 2 NBA Finals.
    2) Their Starting Backcourt has championship experience, each guy with 4 rings.
    3) Phil Jackson, greatest coach in NBA history, record 10 nba titles and has coached in 12 nba finals.
    4) Lamar Odom's versatility and X-factor-like play off the bench
    5) The length of the Lakers with Gasol, Bynum, and Odom.
    6) Ron Artest's ability to shut down top scorer on opposing team.
    7) Kobe Bryant, the most clutch player in the game today and THE BEST CLOSER.
    8) The triangle offense, an offense that gets everybody involved, and each man on the court is given a sense of responsibility and accountability, so that the offense is not predictable for the defense. The system has led to 10 championships.
    9) Phil, Kobe and Derek lost in the 04 & 08 finals, and they will do anything in their power and will so that they make sure each does not add another finals loss to their respective careers. That motivation factor is there.


    Cons

    1) The aging veteran Derek Fisher has trouble with quick point-guards, and Jordan Farmar does an even worse job defensively off the bench. The Lakers perimeter D letting them down.
    2) The Lakers lack of depth and hand injuries all season catch up to them.
    3) The Lakers fall into the "soft" mode where they get outrebounded, outhustled, and outmuscled
    4) The Lakers rely too much on Kobe and it becomes a one-man show.
    5) The Lakers may take a team lightly (like last yr vs Houston), and it might bite them in the butt.


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    i actually like this threadd, it has some potential. lmao. but yeaa

    just some pros and cons to add to the list


    pros-

    1. our defense is top 3 in the league with the addition of ron ron
    2. we have not just the best closer but the best player in the game
    3. ron wants a ring and will do anything for it

    cons-

    1. injuries injuries injuries
    2. our bench just flat out sucks, someone other than lamar odom has to step it up and produce
    3. the team just breaks down mentally and doesnt stay focused on task at hand which is winning a championship (ie. pointing finger *ahem* pau gasol *ahem*) lol

    #24 Kobe "The Black Mamba" Bryant

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    Pros
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    Cons
    we are the clippers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toenail Clipper View Post
    Pros
    none

    Cons
    we are the clippers

    #24 Kobe "The Black Mamba" Bryant

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    Pros-

    1) We have Kevin Durant
    2) We have a talented young group in general, it's not just a one man show.
    3) Our team chemistry continues to get better becuz our players work hard, they respect each other and their coaches, and they are all on the same page trying to work toward one common goal. It's a "team first" attitude here, nobody is selfish, and that's a damn rare thing around the league these days.
    4) We're one of the few teams in the league that actually values good defense, we can score no problem, but it all starts on the defensive end. We're dangerous for the right reason, becuz we're a complete team.
    5) We have a tough mentality, we play hard and never back down, we look at every game as being winable, and there's a killer instinct with our guys now, they play to win. We're learning how to be strong in mind.

    CONS-

    1) We're still so damn young and we still have so much to learn. For all the great things I mentioned above, we still have our share of those little immature games here and there, tonight was a good example. We need to get much more consistent in alot of areas, but that comes with experience. We need to be better about always being prepared to play a full 48 minutes, but again...that comes with experience, and even then, it's hard to be top notch every single night. Youth/inexperience still gets the best of us at times.


    So for now, we'll just have to be content with the improvement we're making, which is certainly happening at a much faster rate than anybody thought was possible. We'll have to continue to work and learn from our mistakes. We've still got a little bit of growing pains to fight through, but we're definitely heading in the right direction. There's a lot of good things in place for us to have success in the future, and we have a top notch GM. Presti knows what he's doing, and it clearly shows. We're not there yet, but eventually.....it WILL be our time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toenail Clipper View Post
    Pros
    none

    Cons
    we are the clippers
    Your time will come my friend. I used to go to Clippers game despite their lack of ability to win games. Kinda stopped going coz of the damn salesperson who kept calling my phone in private!

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    SUNS > great offence, bad defence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Relo View Post
    SUNS > great offence, bad defence.
    Ya, it's so bad, you can't even spell it.

    lol jk


    But on a serious note, what really are the true pros and cons of this team. I'd be interested to know a list of what you think are the pros and cons for Phoenix.


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    Chicago Bulls

    Pros:

    Rose can get to the basket and now can shoot mid range Js.
    Noah gives us much of the energy.
    Taj is learning little by little.

    Cons:

    Most of the players are young and needs to learn more.
    Very inconsistent with shooting.
    Needs a legit shooting guard and a power forward.
    Idiot Coach.

    I really don't see the team getting to ECF until we get the right pieces, including an experience coach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DodgerBulls View Post
    Chicago Bulls

    Pros:

    Rose can get to the basket and now can shoot mid range Js.
    Noah gives us much of the energy.
    Taj is learning little by little.

    Cons:

    Most of the players are young and needs to learn more.
    Very inconsistent with shooting.
    Needs a legit shooting guard and a power forward.
    Idiot Coach.

    I really don't see the team getting to ECF until we get the right pieces, including an experience coach.
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    injuries with 3 main players
    no guards other than rose
    weak bench

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toenail Clipper View Post
    Pros
    none

    Cons
    we are the clippers
    LMFAO! Funniest post of the day! Don't worry about being a Clipper too much though... Your time will come... Gordon and Griffin has the potential to lift you you guys up...

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    Cleveland Cavaliers -

    Pros

    1) We have Lebron
    2) We can match up defensively with just about anyone. Very flexible match up possibilities.
    3) We have Lebron
    4) Anderson Varejao and everything he brings to a game.
    5) I think as a team they want a title more than most other contenders. This cannot be underestimated.
    6) Oh ya we have Lebron.

    Cons
    1) We need Mo Williams to be more consistent. If he is off we struggle a bit.
    2) Its Cleveland... sigh... something bad usually happes. Does Lebron finally cancel this out?

    Honestly other than Mo Williams streaky play there really is no reason why we should not win a title this year. We have all the pieces. Get it done.

    Cleveland City of Wonder City of Lights.
    @burnriversports on Twitter

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    Pros:
    1. D-Wade
    2. When our shooters get hot in a game they help out D-Wade
    3. Beasley can contribute
    4. D-Wade

    Cons:
    1. Coaching!!!
    2. When shooters go cold they leave D-Wade to do it himself.
    3. Sometimes Beasley dissapears
    4. Lower seeding
    The Red Barron has landed in Tampa Bay

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    Knicks

    Pro - Salary Cap Space

    Con - None of the big 3 will sign with us and no real building blocks outside of Chandler and Gallinari

    Edit - how can I forget coaching as a con...D is a bum IMO

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    Pros:
    Warriors can shoot Jesus out of the Bible.
    We have team chemistry
    Best Fans in NBA; Great team support
    Monta Ellis
    Stephen Curry
    D-League All Stars
    Anthony Randolph
    Anthony Morrow
    We can get on a hot shooting streak easily
    Best name in NBA
    Larry Ellison wants to buy the team
    Best offense minded coach in the history of NBA ( Well deserved Don Nelson )
    One players makes a 3 pointer, every person on the team starts making 3 pointers.
    Jessica Alba is a Warriors fan ( see sig )

    Cons:
    Our owner is Chris Cohan
    Our coach is Don Nelson who after 5 wins won't give a ****
    Our owner broke up the team that got us the only playoff run in 18 years so he won't have to pay them.
    Our owner fired our mascot, Thunder
    2 winning seasons in 18 years
    Best fans in NBA. Sadly they will always buy tickets and because of that our owner thinks he doesn't need to improve the team.
    No Defense
    Injuries and Bad Luck

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