You think I’m really going to try and talk European soccer with you, France vs. Portugal for the title, or Tour de France, or Wimbledon?
Of course not. Though I’ll reiterate, NBC bike race announcers Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen remain my favorite announcing duo in any sport.
What you care about is who’s hot at the Peach Jam? You know, basketball recruiting. Well, I’m not going to talk about that either.
Golden State with Kevin Durant. Of course, the buzz is, how many titles are the Dubs going to win with their New Death Lineup?
And all I’m thinking is, how come you guys never listen? Have you not learned yet that the best conglomeration of players does not necessarily the best team make.
Let me remind you once again, as if I haven’t already ad nauseum every time talk of a super team comes up.
Lesson #1. Los Angeles Lakers, three seasons from 1968-71.
Three players on that team were among the very best in the NBA at the time. In fact, those three players remain among the Top Ten guys who balled in the 20th C.
They never won a title. Continue reading Sports Shots 7/08: Hoops? Of course it’s Mostly Hoops