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    Quote Originally Posted by NightTrainLayne View Post
    KD was 12/31 in close-out game 5, and then 10/31 in close-out game 6 at home against Golden State last year. I don't recall you guys criticizing him for that. In fact, while he was shooting dismally when the pressure was on, it was Westbrook who got criticized for not sharing the spotlight with KD.

    Only trolls would watch that game and then attempt to make the case that Westbrook's stats are inflated. Without Westbrook, this team is battling for last in the league. If he had team-mates that could even make free-throws, and make easy clock management decisions, we win that game, and have a good shot at taking down Houston. The Thunder need every ounce of Westbrook's ability and energy to have a chance.
    Oh I did note that Durant was underwhelming and ****** up. The irony is that earlier in RBW's career I was a proponent of his because he got stupid criticism. 'He isn't a real/true SC or PG'. My response was 'who gives a ****?' He produces and also plays defense. Maybe not the best defense, but he's not a sieve.

    Then I kept watching him and he got better. He's still my pick for the MVP, but there are no sacred cows in sports. As far as trolling goes - he's an all around player on a bad team. He has to overproduce and compensate for the team - ergo of course his stats are inflated. If he was on the team that you hate -GSW- would his numbers be what they are now? Well, Curry, Thompson, and your favorite defensive god all have had lesser numbers with Durant.

    So spare me the notion that his numbers aren't inflated. You're good at math and a logical person. You know better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Von Kinger View Post
    Oh I did note that Durant was underwhelming and ****** up. The irony is that earlier in RBW's career I was a proponent of his because he got stupid criticism. 'He isn't a real/true SC or PG'. My response was 'who gives a ****?' He produces and also plays defense. Maybe not the best defense, but he's not a sieve.

    Then I kept watching him and he got better. He's still my pick for the MVP, but there are no sacred cows in sports. As far as trolling goes - he's an all around player on a bad team. He has to overproduce and compensate for the team - ergo of course his stats are inflated. If he was on the team that you hate -GSW- would his numbers be what they are now? Well, Curry, Thompson, and your favorite defensive god all have had lesser numbers with Durant.

    So spare me the notion that his numbers aren't inflated. You're good at math and a logical person. You know better.

    Then why are you trying to pass off inflated numbers as criticism? That's my problem. Of course his numbers would be lower if he had all-stars around him. But that's not a criticism of him.

    If he wasn't playing his ass off the way he is and filling all the holes like the Dutch boy he'd get criticized for not even getting the team to the playoffs. It's lose/lose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightTrainLayne View Post
    Then why are you trying to pass off inflated numbers as criticism? That's my problem. Of course his numbers would be lower if he had all-stars around him. But that's not a criticism of him.

    If he wasn't playing his ass off the way he is and filling all the holes like the Dutch boy he'd get criticized for not even getting the team to the playoffs. It's lose/lose.
    Because the notion of 'omfg he's sooo good omfg triple double omfg' is incredibly shallow thinking. Look, I'm not exactly Einstein, and I'm not exactly a moron, either. Even I can figure out that his numbers are inflated, and the biggest defense of RBW is the triple double average. He's still my pick for MVP because he's been the best player in the league this year - but it's hard for me to watch him play like, as someone else noted, an older Kobe in regards to shooting and not go 'wtf'. It's hard for me to not look at a guy with a similar stat sheet -who also lacks a great team- and ask 'would Harden be doing as well as RWB' all things considered?

    The question, to me at the very least, is if the difference between Harden and RWB is slanted one way or another. I think yeah, it slants to Harden. But I watch the games and I see RBW taking a lot of hero ball shots - his team is trash - that are excessive, and there's a point where I think it's fair to say that a criticism could occur.
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