Originally Posted by choppsboy
You are completely correct. If the question were being asked right now, Tony hasn't LEAD us to much. He did Lead us to a championship series win over Cleavland, but that just showed potential. Leading in one series and leading all year and throughout the playoffs is another thing.
I just think that he has the talent to takeover leadership of this team from Tim Duncan this year. He should be a better player than Duncan this year because he is in his prime, and Duncan is definitely not.
What I would like to see is for Pop and Duncan to give the team to Tony. Tony would be the centerpiece on this team, similar to Robinson giving the team to Duncan. If the team took this approach, I think Tony could be an MVP. . . . maybe.
I would like to see him given the chance to have the offense focused around him. Then we can judge if he is a max player.
Of course we would still give the ball to Ginobili at the end of every quarter!
I couldnt disagree more.
A) The Spurs were going to sweep the Cavs, Parker happened to score the most so he got the nod- we werent losing that series PERIOD. In fact that Cavs team wasnt very good at all. If Parker didnt play a minute in that series we still would have swept them.
B) Why on earth would you hand the keys of your team over to a player who's saying he wants out? Logic says you develop his replacement. Marginalize his impact.