Hello guys, Jay 16 here chatting with ya. I've been a native of saginaw michigan here all my life. I have reletives who live in Phoenix and its one of the finest cities I've been to. I've been a huge fan and believer of true pioneers of basketball(not Amare) like Steve Nash. When you see other teams copy what you do on offense and mimic it your one of the best in history, you've done it. Nash has been the greatest point guard from his era and the best player in the league to not win a championship yet from this era. Its too bad Detroit sucks, I haven't heard one player coming to see Joe Dumars and wanting to join our ghetto ass city. No Lebron, No Wade, No Bosh and not even sniff from Amare to come to Detroit and I don't blame them. What can we offer? Where's the market value here? Section 8 Housing? Lebron sponsered by HUD.....Yea that won't work. Detroit is in for a horrible year next year.
Back to things that matter. I felt the Suns did whats necessary and moved Amare. I think its finally coming out that there really wasn't any value for him at the trading deadling last season and this is something I already new and won't rehash. As far as his replacements go remember in 2006 the Suns played with Tim Thomas and Boris Diaw and they made the Western Conference Finals and lost in 6. So I say whats the difference? With him or without him? The Suns have proved they can win without him, so I'm convinced with the peices in play the Suns can get back to atleast the Western Conference Finals. They are on the UP and besides the Lakers, the rest of the western conference is on the down and I'll tell you more about this later but I don't see Dallas getting any better but older the same for the Spurs. The Suns are the only team with a great bench and promising young players that can only get better. So people if there is any shred of doubt just remember about the Suns bench that won many games this year sometimes and most of the time in the playoffs played better then the starting 5. Gentry is a GREAT coach, had him here in Detroit it was hard to let him go.
It was reported today that Lebron to Miami....WOW!!! If this is the case I don't want to see the Heat lose a game this year. 82-0. It would be historical. If they can't win the division its a disaster. But taking 3 players and putting them on the same team is a bad idea from a NBA point of view. This will water down the league even more after the Lakers have watered it down since they aquired Gasol. The simple conclusion for GM's after they panic and pull triggers they won't normally make as a countermove to combat the Lakers and then realize unless you have a Kobe, Lebron or Wade on your team to begin with it won't matter what you do, the Lakers are supreme. This is the attitude. Teams get worse if they don't get better and after this free agency I think the NBA will be worse off if things go down whats predicted. Cleveland will suck, Boston will probably not get back to form next year, Toronto will be horrible, Chicago will be a playoff team at best, the Knicks will STILL suck. All these teams did all this juggling and I think it will affect their status next year, you will again have Orlando as one of the better teams, the Hawks have gotten better by Boston getting older but after all that it still brings us to the Heat standing tall. If it happens tonight your talking about the next 3-4 years of Miami dominating is that what you really want to see? I think you need a little parity. How veterens will play for the minimum just be on this touring rock show? The Heat will be the most dominate team to walk the earth. So while the other teams will play above 500 basketball you'll have the Lakers and Heat? Since the Lakers made the "luckiest" deals in history the past 3 years the Western Conference has came back to earth a little bit. They used to be by far the most talented conference with star players on different teams emerging. Case in point what happened to the Hornets? They panicked because they couldn't get over the hump and after the Gasol trade they have stayed mediocre since. They made their move to be competitive and then their attitude was....Why even bother? Seriously, they were won of the best teams before the Gasol trade, if people don't want to think other teams react financially to what other teams do then your crazy. I would rather see the Spurs winning the way did with defense rather then selling out and hire other former franchise players to win a championship. Greg Popavich when the Gasol trade happened was furious. The Suns jumped the gun and now admit trading for Shaq was a knee jerk reaction. The Lakers have done the same thing the Heat are trying to do. Lamar Odom is a great player on a number of teams and at one point considered a franchise player, Ron Artest is a top defender, Gasol could score 20 and 10 on a lesser team and was Memphis's frachise player, then you have Bryant who is the best closer in the game and obvious hall of famer, I don't know how the NBA lets teams get away with this much talent unless theirs a conspiracy involved. Now you have players either jumping ship to join the eastern conference or joining the lakers. Now you have the Lakers, then all the rest of the top 8 are the same in talent. If this happens tonight get ready to snooze through the regular season and just catch the playoffs. The best for the NBA is that Lebron either goes to New York or stays in Cleveland. I've never really liked the fact that the 90's Bulls were never really challenged until they got to the finals or the 2000-2003 Lakers until they played the Kings (thanks Timmy). The NBA was at its best recently between the 2004-2008 season. Now its going right back to where it was in the 90's. Lots of pressure on Lebron tonight. Cleveland will have the FUMBLE, the DRIVE, SHOT ON EHLO BULLS WIN!, ART MODELL screws the Browns and then LEBRON.....I predict he stays in Cleveland too much pressure.