GCMD hates giving credit...oh well
I expected that kinda response from GCMD...pretty typical of him. Nobody is asking him to change his tune on BI overall but if you watched the game you'd see it was more than just Kyrie not hitting shots
I have given my reasons. I have watched the game. I have exposed the hyperbole.
You're entitled to your opinion...reminder how your stance has been on the wrong side of the argument...but whatev. Think what you want.
24 points from Kyrie is locked down...
22 from Tatum vs 11 for Ingram...
Time codes for Kyrie vs Ingram
Ingram spent most of the game dying on picks or switching on other players. If not, he got burnt.
Even when there is video evidence, you persist twisting and altering the truth to fit your belief. Confirmational Bias, better known as eye of the beholder.
Kyrie scores 24 - he got shut down.
Tatum goes 9-14 and scores 22 - he got outplayed.
It is what it is, fam. Ingram is 6-9 with a 7-2 wingspan guarding guys who are 3-6 inches shorter with at least 6" shorter wingspans. He SHOULD be dominating defensively...though he's not.
Want to know what "lock down defense" looks like?
Before you cry about how good DET was as a team, ignore the help. How many times Kobe got by Tayshaun 1-on-1? And even when he does get past him (once due to a screen), Tayshaun quickly gets back into the play. Tayshaun stayed with one of the best scorers EVER step for step, stride for stride. That's lockdown defense.
Now is that what Ingram did to Kyrie? Nope.
Edited by GCMD, February 10, 2019 - 12:07 PM.