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    Here's another thing: top 5 players generally win the championship when its all said and done, but a lot of top 5 players get knocked out along the way.

    If you can beat one, no reason why you couldn't beat another.

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    Anyone out there still wanna claim the Spurs can't beat the Heat without a superstar? Last night was one of the most epic beatdowns I have ever seen.

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    Quote Primer wrote: View Post
    Anyone out there still wanna claim the Spurs can't beat the Heat without a superstar? Last night was one of the most epic beatdowns I have ever seen.
    Define "superstar"? Sure, they're past their prime, but a combo of Parker, Duncan and Manu I think 99% of teams in the NBA would take any day over just a good team with a "superstar".

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    Quote Dr. James Naismith wrote: View Post
    Define "superstar"? Sure, they're past their prime, but a combo of Parker, Duncan and Manu I think 99% of teams in the NBA would take any day over just a good team with a "superstar".
    I think that's the point though, isn't it?

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    How about Kawhi Leonard last night?

    28 points, and a bit of everything else against Lebron James? In the finals? Not bad for the 15th pick.

    I would love to see the Raptors emulate the Spurs' team vision.
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    Quote Primer wrote: View Post
    Anyone out there still wanna claim the Spurs can't beat the Heat without a superstar? Last night was one of the most epic beatdowns I have ever seen.
    Series not over dude. But it would be great to be wrong about the superstar thing. Coach Pop is making this happen for the Spurs though, no question about it, and he's more rare then obtaining superstar player. It's probably easier to get a superstar then emulating the Spurs.

    If the Spurs do win the series though, then other possibilities can be looked at for championship runs.

    But at heart, I think Toronto is a Superstar kinda city. Our general ill-will towards Vince today kinda shows how much effort and time we take to embrace every aspect, every character trait, every miscue, or any glory our superstars attain.

    It's been so long since a championship in this town that I think we're just fanboys/girls at heart, wanting a clear-cut hero to represent us, for us to be proud of.

    Team-style basketball? That's the way the game is meant to be played, and the best kind of basketball for the league to evolve.

    Superstar-style basketball? This creates the moments that every fan or media outlet crave and love. Selfishly, I like those moments.

    Not against either style, just have my preference.

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