BillInLA's Comments

Posted Monday October 08, 2012, About: Winston rips 'sickening' Chiefs fans
You've obviously never been to a Raiders game. Not to insult the Philly fans for being wimps, but you're talking a different sub-basement.
Posted Monday October 01, 2012, About: Rondo's attitude costing MVP votes?
He's great, makes the other players better, and one of my favorites to watch, but no, he has NOT improved every year. 2012: highest assist year. Turnovers: 3.6 -- 1.0 more than 2008-09. Rebounds: 4.9 -- 0.5 fewer than 08-09. FG %: .448 -- was .505 in 08-09. FT %: .597 -- significantly down from a terrible (for a point guard) .642 in 08-09.

Most of those differentials are small. But the one truly terrible stat is free throws. If you can't make a jump shot in that league, you've got to draw fouls and make free throws. The primo example of the value of a high free throw percentage is Kobe Bryant. On nights when his shooting is awful, he draws a lot of fouls and makes 85% to 90% of his free throws, turning bad shots into good results. Any guard who handles the ball a lot in the NBA has to make the free throws.

I love the guy's play, but that is a terminal weakness when it comes to MVP consideration.

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