NBA 2020-21 Season Catch-All

Blind_Evil wrote:

17 of 19 from the line in game 6, just FYI.

If he had shot his usual 50% they would have lost. If he can do 17 of 19 last night it really shows it was all mental. I hope doing that in the close out game will open the doors to carry it over to next year for him.

I am beginning to think that basketball is even more mental than I originally thought. I mean look at the effect Chris Paul had on Phoenix. It is confidence for sure but confidence can be broken. How many times has it been said that talent becomes stars when they are shown the way to win at each level? That certain teams can't make it out of the first round because its mental. That a young or inexperienced team can lose to an experienced team because the experience team knows they can win even when trailing by a lot. And the young team knows the same but isn't sure it can win even with the large lead.

I think it is one of the reasons why when you have all those videos of a talented average joe against a bench warmer in 1 on 1, the nba player smokes the joe. The bench player isn't a starter because they lack talent but more so that they lack the mental development.

Anyone who's played at any level and ever experienced the flow state of the game can confirm it's very much a mental game.

Look no further than Robert Horry…a middling player that when the biggest moments came he was a good as any superstar.

Big Shot Bob.

More rings than Jordan. Heck, more rings than anybody not a Celtic, riding on Bill Russell's back.

Jrue Holiday is clearly mentally wired like a gold fish then.

The way he shot on the offensive end clearly didn't effect him defensively.

jowner wrote:

Jrue Holiday is clearly mentally wired like a gold fish then.

The way he shot on the offensive end clearly didn't effect him defensively.

It does not feel weird at all cheering against Rudy Robert this morning.

USA looking better. Getting a lot of transition. There is an Olympics thread now.

Even Fournier was the best player on the court today. 8 NBA seasons, 19ppg was his best a couple years ago. Wow. Embarrassing way to lose