Don’t know where he gets off saying such a thing, considering Pipen would never have a ring were it not for Jordan, but you can’t deny LeBron’s greatness.
He hasn’t won a ring, but look at how good the Cavs have been the past x amount of years, and now look at the Cavs. LeBron may not have rings (yet) but he is used to going this far in the playoffs.
I suppose that is why Dolan holds a grudge against Donnie Walsh, because we couldn’t get the best player in the league.
Instead we have Amar’e and Melo, that’s a great duo, but we need a defensive coordinator, and we need a Kendrick Perkins type player, also an upgrade at point guard, be it Chris Paul, or Ricky Rubio. Landry Fields hasn’t fit in well with Melo, but I can’t say Stoudemire has either. Fields may still be the right two for the system, if he can rediscover his confidence and work on his offensive game this summer. What good is a two guard that can’t create for themselves? Right now he can shoot threes and get transition buckets, play good d. He needs to borrow some moves from the guy that smacked in the head in the first game, Carmelo.
Who knows how this team will look a year from today? Who will be the coach, the point guard, the center?
As for the finals, Dallas versus Miami, I’ll be rooting for Dallas, but I don’t expect Dallas to win the series. I hope I’m wrong.
Imagine if we had lost a few more regular season games to align with the Heat in the first round. It would have been better for New York. The Knicks did not ever beat the Celtics this past season, yet the Knicks beat the Heat both before and after the Carmelo trade. I’m not saying the Knicks would have won the series against the Heat, but they would have been more competitive. We were competitive with Boston for two games, then it was over once we came to the Garden. Go figure.